Mark the calendars -- a TX bioblitz/gathering! 17-20 May 2019! Timberlake Field Station, Mills County, TX

So, what are you doing like 6 months from now? Let's gather for another fun TX bioblitz!

@pfau_tarleton had mentioned a fairly recently acquired piece of land by Tarleton State University in Mills County (central TX) that would be a nice spot for a bioblitz. Most importantly, Mills County has very few observations, so this will be a fun way to fill some gaps and document lots of stuff.

Russell Pfau has put together this document about the bioblitz/gathering:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cmBB7JuZvEu1iIWFNmWKAQrf2Mj6itnSRUGIte03-nw

Just in case, here it is copy and pasted:


Tarleton State University’s Timberlake Biological Field Station is an educational and research facility located on the Colorado River in the heart of Texas--midway between Austin and Abilene. The 790 acre property has approximately 2.88 miles of river frontage. Information about the facility can be found here: https://www.tarleton.edu/programs/timberlakeranch
https://www.facebook.com/TimberlakeRanchTarleton/

Observations at the Field Station (within the polygon encompassing the property) can be found here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103

The facility is correctly located on Google maps. Coordinates are 31.269722,-98.6245465.

Nearest airports: Killeen-Fort Hood Regional (64 miles away) and Austin-Bergstrom International (110 miles away)

For overnight accommodations onsite, there is plenty of room for tents, and restroom facilities with showers are at the camping area. A small bunkhouse is available, but as of now, all the bunkbeds are taken! Goldthwaite is the closest town (16 miles away) and has a couple of small-town motels. San Saba is 30 miles away with more upscale hotel accommodations and B&Bs. Most of this mileage is on gravel roads (to both Goldthwaite and San Saba), so expect the drive to San Saba to take up to an hour depending on road conditions.

Electricity is available near the camping area, which is adjacent to the river bottom.

Drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at the field station.

For more information, contact Russell Pfau.
pfau@tarleton.edu
iNaturalist: @pfau_tarleton


Also, in the bioblitzes of the past, we've gone to several locations, and there are some nice other spots nearby: Colorado Bend State Park and Lake Brownwood State Park aren't too too far away. But, I'm planning on staying at Timberlake to document as much as possible. Should be a blast! :)

If you want to see the bioblitz from last year, enjoy what @tiwane put together: https://vimeo.com/286463430

Please let me know if you can make it, or if you have any questions/concerns. :) Oh, and tag other folks that you want to include.

פורסם על-ידי sambiology sambiology, נובמבר 21, 2018 07:16 אחה"צ

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YESSSSSSS!!! On my calendar.

פורסם על-ידי tadamcochran לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Sorry to miss this Sam and all, but I will be leaving the country with my wife on the 19th of May and this just would not work for me. I'll try to be at the next one.

פורסם על-ידי greglasley לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)
פורסם על-ידי mako252 לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I loved my time in Texas and I'm itching to go back! it's still a bit early to be making plans but I am thinking that unlike last time I'd like to drive out there from Tucson (probably breaking it into two 6 hour driving days and staying somewhere in west Texas along the way) so if anyone else from Arizona is thinking about this I've got some free seats

פורסם על-ידי psyllidhipster לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'm in as much as I can say this far away. So will there be a lottery or something for the beds? :)

פורסם על-ידי brentano לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Sounds great Sam! I plan on being there with family if possible. Have a few others to invite too. Will firm up the sleep stuff with family.

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I am planning on making it. Another part of Texas I have yet to enjoy.

פורסם על-ידי connlindajo לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Woo Hoo! I'm in. Getting back in shape and will be ready for the challenge. Beautiful country down there. I'll be tent-camping.

פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)
פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

@sambiology Is there electricity out there?

פורסם על-ידי tadamcochran לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)
פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Thanks for inviting me!! I will see if i can make it happen!

פורסם על-ידי ellen5 לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Yes! I'm definitely coming!

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

As folks ask questions, I'll update the information page that Sam linked to with answers.
Bunkbeds? First come, first serve--claim your bed by making a request here.
Electricity? Yes, adjacent to the river bottom there's lots of electricity. Upland areas, no electricity.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

It sounds great. I will try to make it. Thanks for the 411 good buddy. I am getting a new camera soon so this will be a good spot to warm up on.

פורסם על-ידי galactic_bug_man לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

It's on my calendar, I'll try to make at least one of the days.

פורסם על-ידי cgritz לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

@pfau_tarleton I need a place to sleep... i.e. bunk bed.

פורסם על-ידי connlindajo לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Elizabeth and I are going to camp — but hopefully use the showers in the cabin. :)

I hope we can do some mothing at the various habitats on the property — one evening close the river, one evening ‘upland’ (we can use some of the external batteries — or maybe I can get the generator I’m asking Santa for!), and then another spot some other evening.

Looking on google satellite, it looks like there are some pretty wild spots — I’m looking forward to seeing what’s there! :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)
פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'll take a bunk :) Can't wait!
@tommybarwig you might be interested in this.

פורסם על-ידי bosqueaaron לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Booo hiss on the full moon that weekend, but otherwise it sounds great! I'll probably tent camp.

פורסם על-ידי kimberlietx לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'll tent camp too.

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I want a bunk personally. Need to plug in to sleep.

פורסם על-ידי brentano לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

This one I might be able to make, at least for a day or two since it is not too far from Austin.

פורסם על-ידי rymcdaniel לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'd love to go, but I don't think I'll be able to make it. I've scheduled a week in Little Rock to document a new park, Rattlesnake Ridge, in mid-May.

פורסם על-ידי cosmiccat לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Whoo hoo! Adding it to the calendar.

פורסם על-ידי amzapp לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I've got it on my calendar. Sounds like a lot of fun!

פורסם על-ידי nathantaylor לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'll do my best, but Mid-May is always tricky between field work and final exams. I do love BioBlitzing! :-)

פורסם על-ידי beschwar לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

We're in and will be camping with our mobile bunks :)

פורסם על-ידי itmndeborah לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

On my calendar, no idea what the future holds for me in May but a long weekend shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve got a tent! (Somewhere...)

פורסם על-ידי nanofishology לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'm going to try to make it!

פורסם על-ידי jbroadhead לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I will definitely try to make it. It'll probably have to be a last minute decision for me, but I just sleep in the back of my truck. How about beer? Allowed at night or no?

פורסם על-ידי eric_keith לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Mary Kay and I are ALL IN! We'll probably be tent camping (??)--I haven't asked her yet!

פורסם על-ידי gcwarbler לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

@kimberlietx Would you please re-orient the moon so that it doesn't shine on us that night?

פורסם על-ידי gcwarbler לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

@gcwarbler I've put in a request to have that part of Texas blocked from all celestial lights on those evenings. Don't see why we can't be accommodated.

פורסם על-ידי kimberlietx לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

LOL!

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I plan on camping. My family will arrive later probably Saturday and may camp, or may hotel? Not sure. Only 2 hours away from home.

I will bring a moth light. Will look at generators/ power inverters.

@rangercasey @hstave @mammelton50 @tonja @rangerrow

@alflinn329 @aprilsee

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'm not sure what the time constraints look like, but we won't be far from Mason Mountain WMA, where they are reintroducing horned lizards. Maybe @sambiology can get some of us permission for a short side-trip on one of those days? :)

פורסם על-ידי bosqueaaron לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

@bosqueaaron Google Maps suggests it would be about 2 hrs each way to get to Mason Mtn from the ranch in Mills County. I'd love to cover Mason Mtn with it's own targeted BioBlitz. @sambiology, put that one on your list!

פורסם על-ידי gcwarbler לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I've put it on my calendar. I plan on camping. May only be able to make it Friday night through late Sunday. @hunteryarbrough

פורסם על-ידי tonja לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

I'm in.

פורסם על-ידי hunteryarbrough לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

@gcwarbler Ahh, I just did a quick trip check from San Saba, didn't take into account the extra drive time to the ranch. But yes, I'll definitely be there if (when) we do one.

פורסם על-ידי bosqueaaron לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

We have put it on the calendar and checked the temperature from last year (Lampasas in May). I melt so we may be in a motel. Woohoo!

פורסם על-ידי alflinn329 לפני כמעט 3 שנים (סמן)

Sam, I will put this on my May calendar, and look forward to joining all

פורסם על-ידי gpstewart לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Yes, please, I'd like to attend and tent camp. The video from previous is wonderful and new location is enticing! And thanks to all of you who have been helping identify my observations. See you soon.

פורסם על-ידי aprilsee לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Love @tiwane's video!

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I have it in my calendar.

פורסם על-ידי centratex לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Vacation approved. I'll be there. Tent camping. Can't wait to meet new iNatr's

פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Hi Sam! My family would love to join this bioblitz (husband and 14 yr old son). We are in the Goodwater MN chapter with Mike Farley. New to blitzing but would love to learn more and it looks like you guys are experts. Sign us up!

פורסם על-ידי hstave לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I'm going to try to make this one.

פורסם על-ידי birdbug62 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

What's the attendee list looking at right now? I'm not much of a camping person anymore.

And if anyone can offer a lift to and from the airport, please let me know!

פורסם על-ידי silversea_starsong לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@silversea_starsong, the "bunk house" filled up quickly (not many bunks). So other than tent camping, the options are motels within a 30-45 minute drive down gravel roads.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@silversea_starsong We are planning to stay in one of the motels and commute....hoping that will work out best for us. I am not sure how long I can manage the heat.

פורסם על-ידי alflinn329 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Pinging @entomike - Here's the next Texas iNat gathering!

פורסם על-ידי nanofishology לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@silversea_starsong....Heat? In May?? It doesn't get hot in TX until June! 🤣

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@thebark, are you up for this?

פורסם על-ידי ellen5 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@pfau_tarleton I've been out in 90-100 degrees just fine so that won't be my problem...!

פורסם על-ידי silversea_starsong לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Am interested. Thanks, @ellen5 . My 2-3 man pup tent has about 20 stakes and 2 poles and is a pain to put up, which I've not bothered to do for 7 yrs. Want something small for backpacking, shake out and crawl in. Ebay, here I come.

פורסם על-ידי thebark לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

For you none campers, I am booked at the Red Bud Inn in Goldwaite, it seems to be a best rated small motel in the area

פורסם על-ידי gpstewart לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

What's the best way to get there? Austin is the nearest airport I'm guessing? I won't have a car, so if I can put out another call for carpool, that will be my own way of attending.

פורסם על-ידי silversea_starsong לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

There is an airport in Killeen @silversea_starsong. That's the closest one. My husband and I will be driving past the Killeen Airport on our way so we could pick you up depending on when you arrive. I'm not really sure when we are supposed to show up on Friday. We have some time to plan. alflinn@gmail.com.

פורסם על-ידי alflinn329 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

We have our tent! Hunter and I will be there camping! Looking forward to this!

פורסם על-ידי tonja לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

To help with folks planning their trip to Timberlake Ranch, I've added some details to the bioblitz information page. The link is at the top of this journal entry, and also here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cmBB7JuZvEu1iIWFNmWKAQrf2Mj6itnSRUGIte03-nw/edit?usp=sharing

Please arrive around noon Friday or anytime thereafter. You can come and go all weekend. The donors of the property still reside on the property. If they're out and about, they'll welcome you with a friendly smile. The entire property is open for exploration, and you can drive along the ranch roads to the far reaches of the property. Just close any gates behind you and leave any open that are open.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

This is killing me, but I have to miss this one. Both of my kids have out-of-town soccer tournaments (in different cities) this same weekend and hubby can't be in two places at once. Looking forward to seeing all the cool things you all find!

פורסם על-ידי amzapp לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Assuming well behaved dogs are not welcome? Have not heard any policy about that, and it sure changes the extent to which i can participate

פורסם על-ידי ellen5 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@sambiology I've been tagged to do some other work that weekend so Mike and I will opt out this time. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

פורסם על-ידי alflinn329 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@alflinn329 No problem Amy, Thanks!

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@ellen5, I'm sorry, but the director of the field station said that it's best not to bring pets.
-Russell

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Thanks for the clarification! I would have assumed this to be the case, it being a research site.
@itmndeborah , heads up!

פורסם על-ידי ellen5 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I'm still planning to go. Tent camping and should be there at noon Friday.

פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I’ll be there and I’ll be bringing @eminoid with me! :) I can’t wait for this!

פורסם על-ידי wildcarrot לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Still recovering from city nature challenge but starting to look forward to this event now. Anyone from DFW want to carpool or in other words let me ride with them?

פורסם על-ידי brentano לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

7 days till the Timberlake Field Station bioblitz! Spring events that I plan usually get rained out, so we'll see how this one goes. Long-term weather forecasts (aka, guesses) show a mixed bag. Unless things get severe, the show will go on. Stay tuned in here as the date approaches.

A couple of updates. There are refrigerators/freezers on site. I hope the showers will be hot (depends on our amateur plumbing skills next week when we install the tankless water heater).

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Had a few questions:

For those of us that are planning on camping, is there room in the bunkhouses for sleeping bags on the floor? Is there any cover (pavilion or some area with a roof) that we can put some tents if it starts to pour?

What about the roads -- if they are wet, can any vehicle still manage them? Would they be too muddy for smaller town-cars?

It's great to get rain, but come on -- not when we have stuff planned! ;)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@sambiology Sam, I regret, that need to cancel out of next weekend's activity, Will miss seeing you (and everyone) again and will look forward to the next time.

Hope to see some extensive results!!!

Galen Stewart

פורסם על-ידי gpstewart לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Hello Lucky Bio Blitzers! I was so looking forward to joining this fun event but alas, my job is requiring my presence in sunny California so we cant make it! Maybe next year..
Have a great time
Holly Stave

פורסם על-ידי hstave לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I really hate to say this, but I'm not going to be able to make this. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful observations I'll be missing out on. Hopefully, people will find some good spurges.

פורסם על-ידי nathantaylor לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Looking at the forecast--50% chance of thunderstorms Sat (or Sat and Sun, depending on which forecast you look at). We're guessing that the bunkhouse can hold 14 people in sleeping bags on the floor if the weather gets rough. I don't think a tent will fit under the pavilion.

If you're planning on attending, please fill out this quick survey so I know what to expect. Thanks!
https://forms.gle/CQMySNNxZY6DjCgY9

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Can someone send me the links or documents re: location, etc.... My company blocks Google docs and my personal laptop is down.

mchlfx@live.com

פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

also, the form above is blocked. I have a tent and an SUV should things get bad. I know the area well and will be ok no matter what kind of weather happens through.

פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Mary Kay and I have only the option of tent camping and if the precip forecast is 50% or better, we may bow out or make a day trip only (e.g. Saturday).

פורסם על-ידי gcwarbler לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I realized that I didn't answer @sambiology 's question about the roads. Roads to the property should be well-graveled, so I don't anticipate a problem. There are two low-water crossings on CR 143 and CR 2400 coming in from the east and south, so be aware of those. They should present no problem unless there's a flash flood:
31.296715, -98.524138
31.260446, -98.500710

The water heater was installed, so there should be hot showers.

We'll park in the grassy area across from the pavilion. I'll have maps of the property at the pavilion, and I have the property divided into zones so we can keep track of where we've all been. I expect mosquitoes to be abundant--so bring repellent. Nights will be cool, so bring a jacket (and warm sleeping bags). As always, be snake aware.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Is there any collecting at events like this? If not, I can leave my plant press stuff at home. Thanks.

פורסם על-ידי rymcdaniel לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@rymcdaniel, feel free to collect specimens if you'd like.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@pfau_tarleton Any issues with me planting a trail camera for the duration of the stay. Cable locked to a tree and either separate ground stand or auger wood screw type mount into tree. Like the wooded area just north east of the pond located 1.3 km east-southeast of the pavilion.
Thanks.

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@pfau_tarleton perchance is there a coffee maker on site? Maybe an outdoor grill? Just getting ducks in a row for fuel intake.

I haven't seen anything in regards to observations on our aquatic friends in the Colorado. I'm a TPWD fishing license holder, so maybe a rod and reel catch and release? Cast net? Seine net? Just a thought.

פורסם על-ידי oddfitz לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I plan on bringing a small hotplate for my most important coffee. Hope to boil water and french press. Will boil soups too.

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@oddfitz I plan on bringing rod and reel and seine net.

פורסם על-ידי bosqueaaron לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I've updated the document linked at the very top of the post here with a few items. Trail cameras are great as is sampling the river. There's electricity at the pavilion and bunkhouse, so coffee makers and hot plates are fine. There's supposed to be a stove in the bunkhouse. And there's a propane grill.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

How early may we arrive? I was thinking I might arrive before or around noon on Friday.

פורסם על-ידי tadamcochran לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I'm going to try to be there by 11 am. I'd like to be there before TOO many folks show up.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@bosqueaaron I'll bring a rod or two as well and a cast/bait net.

@pfau_tarleton thanks for the follow up info!

פורסם על-ידי oddfitz לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I realize that some signs or flagging would have been nice...but if you follow the google map directions you're sure to find your way. The last 3 miles or so will seem like your driving on private property. But it's not. I have to say...its amazing out here. So any critters and plants! The place is abuzz with life. The cattle guard when you enter the property has the name Johanson on a small sign.

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Have a safe and wonder filled time everyone!

פורסם על-ידי aprilsee לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I had a wonderful time exploring Timberlake Biological Field Station with everyone. Thanks to all for putting in so much time and effort in documenting the biological diversity of this facility and region as a whole. These observations will be a huge help towards research, education, and outreach.

Link to Timberlake Ranch in Identify mode: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=needs_id%2Cresearch&place_id=118103&captive=false
Link to Timberlake Ranch in Observations mode: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid
Link to Timberlake Ranch in Places mode: https://www.inaturalist.org/places/timberlake-biological-field-station

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Sounded fun. The only thing stopping me from coming was not finding transport to and from the airport. Sorry to all the people I pestered. Maybe the next one will be closer to civilization, and/or a bus/train route :)

פורסם על-ידי silversea_starsong לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Had a great time, added some new species and pointed and laughed at many.... Including myself..... Oh and also hit 10K observations.... Thanks for that!

פורסם על-ידי oddfitz לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

It was a spectacular bioblitz! To be quite honest, it far surpassed what I was expecting -- great habitat, loads of wildflowers, and a good turnout of iNatters! I've got a whole slew of observations to edit and go through -- looking forward to seeing what everyone saw.

In the meantime, sooner before later, I'm going to put together a google poll of where and when the next Texas iNat gathering will be. Stay tuned!

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@sambiology , Sam is there a project for the Mill Co Bioblitz so that all observations show one place
Thanks
Galen

פורסם על-ידי gpstewart לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

@gpsteward, we don't have a Project but we have a Place:
Link to Timberlake Ranch in Identify mode: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?quality_grade=needs_id%2Cresearch&place_id=118103&captive=false
Link to Timberlake Ranch in Observations mode: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid
Link to Timberlake Ranch in Places mode: https://www.inaturalist.org/places/timberlake-biological-field-station

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

A huge thank you to Russell and Sam. Such a beautiful place! If you ever consider another BB count me in.

פורסם על-ידי mchlfx לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

What a fabulous meet-up! The place is wonderful, and hanging with all you knowledgeable nature people is pure joy. Thanks, Russell, and I hope we weren't too much trouble. :-)
I have now cropped and posted observations from 2.5 hours of my 56 hour stay. I realize that it will take some time to get them all up. :-/

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Good to see some awesome observations! As Russell mentions, be sure to look at the place:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid

You can look at the species that folks have already ID'ed, but as always, do double check what's been ID'ed so far. I've already goofed on MANY observations, so I'm super grateful for those that correct me.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid&view=species

You can filter the species too... Here are some of the plants that folks have uploaded and ID'ed so far:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid&taxon_id=47126&view=species

Here are the moths:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid&taxon_id=47157&view=species&without_taxon_id=47224,47654

Beetles:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=118103&subview=grid&taxon_id=47208&view=species

:)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I would like to thank Russell and Sam for a wonderful time. Meeting new people and some older acquaintances was fabulous. I haven't camped for probably 16-18 years. Like riding a bike, all good!

As with the city nature challenge, I found myself afterwords in a euphoric glaze of tired happiness. Not a thought of the real world turmoil among the amazing wildlife. The company was so good! We weren't ready to leave, even though all of us, were all packed up to go. We spent another hour enjoying the visit.
I can't wait to come back again!

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Hey, Sam. That's a cute trick to get only the moths out of all Lepidoptera. I didn't know about the "without_taxon_id" feature. Pretty cool.

Chuck

פורסם על-ידי gcwarbler לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

I had a really great time seeing everyone and seeing everything out there! Thanks to Russell and Sam for making this possible. Can't wait to meet up again!
P.S. If anyone isn't tired of IDing moths yet, I still need a lot for my project:
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/brookshire-s-moths
Thanks!

פורסם על-ידי bosqueaaron לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Here are pics that I took of iNatters:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LoKVe3raOSmtJXrrswuohVzQdgHieuUd

If anyone else has pics of people or landscapes that you'd like to submit, please send them my way!
via Google Drive, Dropbox, etc, or email (pfau@tarleton.edu)

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

We have exceeded 4000 observations and are pushing up against 1000 different kinds of things documented. I'm working on a press release for the university. If you would like to be quoted saying something about the field station, the event, or a particular observation that you made that was exciting or unusual, please feel free to contribute. Also, look through your favorite group of organisms and see if any particular species that we documented is unusual enough to warrant mention in the article. I'm still going through and identifying things and some are still posting observations, so we may hit 1000 "species" yet. Here are the observations still needing ID (of course, not all can get to species level, but some still can be ID'd further). If you know an expert in a particular group, feel free to tag them for assistance.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identify?place_id=118103

פורסם על-ידי pfau_tarleton לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

That is awesome. I will "hopefully" finish uploading the last two days of observations tonight. Life has been crazy but I am trying to get them in.

פורסם על-ידי brentano לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

Oh man, that is incredible! Great job, everyone!!! And big thank you to Russell and Sam!

I still have 3 days worth of photos to upload... should have them up by the end of the weekend :D

פורסם על-ידי wildcarrot לפני יותר מ 2 שנים (סמן)

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