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How to Participate

Texas Pollinator Bioblitz.pngAre you an individual?  Or an organization?

  • Join: Join The Pollinator BioBlitz event page on Facebook to stay up to date with all the events and to share information.
  • Register: Sign up to receive daily challenges, event information, and more during the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz.
  • Observe:  Head outside to look for pollinators! (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 2017 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.

As an organization you may wish to:

  • Register (so we know who you are): Stay abreast of our daily challenges and event information.
  • Host a Pollinator Blitz event, inviting the public to observe, record, and identify.  
  • 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.
  • Take your class outside to search for pollinators.
  • Plant a pollinator garden.

Events

List your public Texas Pollinator BioBlitz event(s) on the online calendar by using the event form. Send any questions or form issues to education@tpwd.texas.gov