A Bioblitz in Texas

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting a Pollinator BioBlitz from September 23rd to October 8th.

What is a BioBlitz? National Geographic says that a BioBlitz is, “an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.” A BioBlitz is also called a biological inventory or biological census.

Register at the link below to receive information about daily challenges and events:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/bioblitz/registration

If you are in Texas, try to take photos or videos of any pollinators you see. Share them on Instagram with the hashtag #TXpollinators or join the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz iNaturalist project.

This is a great way for people of all ages to be citizen scientists and collect data for biologists to study. Pollinators like butterflies, moths, bees, bats, hummingbirds, wasps, flies, and beetles play an important role in sustaining ecosystems. Pollinator populations in North America have been declining, and projects like this aid conservation efforts.

 

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