Pollinator BioBlitz Events

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Scheduled Events

(State Park-based events are listed on the State Parks online BioBlitz Calendar of Events.)

Date Event City Hosting Organization Description of Activities
October 4, 2019
9:00am
iNaturalist and BioBlitz Introduction Spring Branch Friends of the Guadalupe River State Park Participants will learn how to use iNaturalist and how to participate in the Pollinator BioBlitz. Participants will be able to have hands on practice and participate during the training. We will then be participating in the Pollinator BioBlitz ending with a celebration of Monarchs and pollinators with a fiesta on October 19 (submitted separately).
October 5, 2019
9:00am -2:30pm
Texas Native Bees class Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Why are native bees such a buzz-worthy topic? These magnificent, hard-working insects are diverse, fascinating and vital to landscapes. Learn about bee ecosystems, morphology, behavior and society, nesting habits, diets, and how to tell bees from wannabees (mimics). We will talk conservation too! Registration required. Fee: $45.00
October 5, 2019
10:00am
2nd Annual Pollinator Festival and Plant Sale Humble Mercer Botanic Gardens Mercer's second annual Pollinator Festival and Plant Sale is a free community event perfect for visitors of all ages! Pollinator Plant Sale (Nectar and Host Plants) Children's Crafts and Games, Educational Presentations, Scarecrow Display, Face Painting, Library Corner, Nature Exhibitors and Activities, and Food Trucks
Visitors are invited to dress in bee, butterfly, bat, hummingbird, or flower attire!
October 5, 2019
9:00am-11:00am
Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta San Antonio Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy Patty Leslie Pasztor (Master Naturalist and author) will lead us in identifying butterflies and nectar-producing plants in the park. Observations will be posted on iNaturalist and/or Instagram sites. Suggested for older children and adults.
October 5, 2019
2:00pm
Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators Tyler Tyler State Park Discover the explosion of color in the Post Oak Savannah as prairie and woodland wildflowers bloom. We will also see colorful pollinators and the equally colorful predators that hunt them. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short walk. Meet at the Blackjack Nature Trail.
October 12, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm
Monarch Watch: Southern Migration Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Monarchs are heading south and visiting the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on their journey south. Explore the nectar and other gardens for monarchs and other pollinators. Take a photo and share it on Instagram or iNaturalist. Create a monarch butterfly craft and learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle. Free with admission. No registration required.
October 12, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm
Wildflowers, Pollinators, and Predators Tyler Tyler State Park Discover the explosion of color in the Post Oak Savannah as prairie and woodland wildflowers bloom. We will also see colorful pollinators and the equally colorful predators that hunt them. Dress for the weather and be ready for a short walk. Meet at the Blackjack Nature Trail.
October 19, 2019
8:00am
GCBO Native Plant Nursery Lake Jackson Gulf Coast Bird Observatory The GCBO Nursery grows all kinds of unusual native and naturalized plants useful for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.  The nursery and grounds have woodland and wood-edge trails for observation and photography of pollinator species.  In addition, mist nets are used to capture birds and hummingbirds for banding and release. Fun for all!
October 19, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm
Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta Spring Branch Friends of the Guadalupe River State Park Multiple organizations are coming together to provide a fun informative experience that will include games, activities, crafts, speakers and a photo contest. The Fiesta will also be a celebration of the Pollinator BioBlitz final weekend.
October 19, 2019
8:30pm-10:00pm
Night of the Living Bugs Anahuac Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Join us for an insect diversity presentation and go outside for a nighttime flying insect bioblitz.
November 2, 2019 10:00am Pollinator Palooza Quintana Quintana Beach County Park What are pollinators and why are they so important? Come find out at Pollinator Palooza! A family friendly event with craft activities for the kids, live bees and butterflies, look through the microscope, talk with real beekeepers and learn how to plant for pollinators.