How to Participate

Participating as an individual:

  • Register: Sign up to receive daily challenges, event information, and more during the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz.
  • Observe:  Head outside to look for pollinators! Enjoy nature on your own, with friends, or find a pollinator event near you!(Need help with identification?) 
  • Identify:  Identification can be as simple as ‘butterfly’ or ‘bee’ or as detailed as ‘monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) pollinating a purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)’.
  • Share:  Take a photo or video of any pollinators you find as well as your daily challenge images and share it on Instagram and/or Facebook (hashtag #TXpollinators).
  • For those wanting to take their observations a step further,  join the 2018 Texas Pollinator BioBlitz iNaturalist project! By posting your images you contribute to citizen science and national pollinator data. You can attempt to ID your photos and biologists will confirm or make suggestions to identification for species posted.

Participating as an organization or as a site hosting an event:

  • Register (so we know who you are): Stay abreast of our daily challenges and event information.
  • Plan public event(s) and submit for the online calendar by using the event form. Send any questions or form issues to education@tpwd.texas.gov. For example, host a Pollinator BioBlitz event, inviting the public to observe, record, and identify. You could also choose to hold a class on how to use iNaturalist.  
  • Promote the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz on your website and social media pages.  
  • Invite local experts to your site to search for pollinators with the general public.
  • Encourage staff and volunteers to share observations.
  • Plant a pollinator garden.