Mothing at Mockingbird Nature Park! April 30! (not a public event, but open to iNatters/moth-ers)

Hey all!

So, most public bioblitzes are still wisely being postponed or cancelled, and it's a bit of a bummer... buuuut, if you want to gather with some fellow moth-ers, we're planning a little mothing at Mockingbird Nature Park on the first day of the city nature challenge! This will be on Friday, April 30th. Big time thanks to @cgritz for the contacts to allow us to do this.

Now, let's still do this wisely -- have your mask with you at all times. Wear it when you're close to others. Stay some distance from other folks. This is just smart and kind to do, so let's do it.

Who can come? Well, anyone! However, we don't want to promote it as a public event -- this is more of a 'gathering of moth-ers.' :)

If you don't feel comfortable coming, totally no problem -- I promise that we'll be able to do more of these in the future!

Again, Friday, April 30th, Mockingbird Nature Park in Midlothian (https://www.midlothian.tx.us/facilities/facility/details/Mockingbird-Nature-Park-10). If you have some moth gear, bring it! I don't think we'll have access to electricity, which is fine -- I've got some portable batteries to run about 7 stations myself! But if you have some gear, bring it!

If you have questions or concerns, please toss up a comment or send me a message. Thanks!

פורסם על-ידי sambiology sambiology, מרץ 23, 2021 09:13 אחה"צ

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Oh! And if you've not been to Mockingbird Nature Park and are curious if there's biodiversity... yeah. There is:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=78876&subview=grid&view=species

Here are the moths observed so far too:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=78876&subview=grid&taxon_id=47157&view=species&without_taxon_id=47224,47654

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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I will be there. I will bring my set up too. I am going to have my gear and stuff to take photos. This will be great. Already in the training phase. Can't let Houston or anyone get the upper hand on us this year. Looking high and low. Lets do it!

פורסם על-ידי galactic_bug_man לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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On the calendar!

פורסם על-ידי k8thegr8 לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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A mothing celebration on my birthday sounds perfect! How'd you know Sam? ;)
I'd love to be there! Usually my only limiting factor is transportation but I will do my best to make it out there!

פורסם על-ידי elytrid לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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Gosh, I wish I could come!!! And I wish someone would hold a mothing event near me in NYC!

פורסם על-ידי susanhewitt לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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It will never not be funny that we have to spell 'moth-ers' the way we do...because otherwise we'd be 'mothers'. lol

I'm in. It's on my calendar.

פורסם על-ידי tadamcochran לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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Super, Sam; thank you! @tadamcochran, I am a moth-er and a mother ... ha!

פורסם על-ידי kathrynwells333 לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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I'm a big YES! But I thought we had determined that the word is "mothling"!!! 🤪

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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That's during the City Nature Challenge! I'll pencil it in, but I may be on team Heart of Texas this year:) Thanks for letting me know!

פורסם על-ידי lovebirder לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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As a lady of upper years, but not a mother nor a very good moth-er, I have been fully vaccinated and ready to get back out there! Can't wait to see the top half of my friend's faces.

פורסם על-ידי itmndeborah לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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@sambiology I will definitely consider this!

פורסם על-ידי melissa_duron לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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I’ll put it on my calendar to come and and at least heckle the moth-ers! sounds like fun!

פורסם על-ידי catenatus לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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Thanks Sam! I like the term Mothling:) Or we could go old school and use "Aurelian", but that may just pertain to people who cultivate moths...IDK.
https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2018/09/aurelian-lepidopterist.html#:~:text=Merriam%2DWebster%20Unabridged%20defines%20it,or%20pupa%20of%20an%20insect.

פורסם על-ידי baxter-slye לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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gonna be out of town on family business :/ hoping to get some casual mothing in in Galveston while I'm there!

פורסם על-ידי williampaulwhite17 לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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@enoelanna @kaylakwest @ryan697 Guessing you guys might be interested in knowing about this.

פורסם על-ידי brentano לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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Awesome, thanks for tagging us. I can't say for sure, but I am thinking the Wolf Pack will be there.

פורסם על-ידי kaylakwest לפני 3 חודשים (סמן)
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It's on the calendar! :D

פורסם על-ידי wildcarrot לפני 2 חודשים (סמן)
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I was planning on bringing our little generator, but not sure that's going to work now. So everyone, please be sure to bring your own power.

פורסם על-ידי cgritz לפני 2 חודשים (סמן)
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No problem, Carolyn -- I've got enough power to run around 6 black-light stations.

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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And I have a battery for one station as well.

פורסם על-ידי annikaml לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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Planning to be there!

פורסם על-ידי donovanmoxley לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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See ya'll Friday!

פורסם על-ידי k8thegr8 לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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Is rain a concern at all? I'm looking at a few different weather apps for the area on the 30th and they're each telling me something slightly different. Regardless, I plan to be there, so see you all Friday!

פורסם על-ידי elytrid לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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There was over 4" of rain in the immediate area last night, with more forecast for today so look for the trails to be damp to wet with several muddy places. Please try to stay on the trails, though. You might want to wear boots. Then again, it's been a dry year so far so it may all soak in by Friday night!

פורסם על-ידי cgritz לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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Here's a rainfall map that's updated daily: https://www.cocorahs.org/Maps/ViewMap.aspx?state=TX choose Ellis County from the dropdown menu and click the Get Map box.

פורסם על-ידי cgritz לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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I'll have my mud boots on! :) Looks like it will be a bit rainy on us this weekend, but it's all good -- hopefully we'll just get a bit of a window of time for the bugs to fly to our sheets on Friday eve.

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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Hey friends,

Just FYI -- I'm totally still planning on being there at Midlothian at like 7 pm. I've got my umbrella handy, and I'm still planning on putting up some mothing stations. If you're not able to make it, don't fret! I'm working on getting another mothing/black-lighting event on May 22. It's not City Nature Challenge time, buuuut, it'll be a gathering in DFW. :)

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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@sambiology - I should be able to make it tonight regardless of rain and I have a portable light source!

פורסם על-ידי melissa_duron לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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Anyone ever black-lighted/moth'ed in the rain??? We'll see tonight! :) I'm bringing an umbrella. Lots of good plants out there though, so if we don't get many bugs, let's load up on the wet plants!

פורסם על-ידי sambiology לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)
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Hope you all do get to see some bugs! It's been raining off and on all day in Midlothian, so it will be muddy. Aaron and I will be staying home tonight, sending you all good thoughts!

פורסם על-ידי cgritz לפני בערך 2 חודשים (סמן)

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