CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, BioBlitz: October 13, 2018

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DSC00003A BioBlitz is an event which focuses on finding and identifying as many species of plants and animals as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. The LLELA BioBlitz, presented by the Friends of LLELA, will be an opportunity for scientists, families, students and other community members to work together to learn more about biodiversity at LLELA. We will have many opportunities for you to join a hike, interact with researchers and volunteers in our Pavilion, participate in kids' activities, and more. If you can't be here, you can watch the results roll in as data is recorded in LLELA's iNaturalist Project.

There is no fee for any BioBlitz activities beyond LLELA's normal $5/vehicle entry fee. However, many of the hikes have limited space available and will require a ticket. Tickets will be distributed at a registration table at the event on a first-come, first-served basis...so come early if there are certain hikes you definitely want to join. A few after-hours events do require pre-registration, noted below.

Contact Lisa Cole at 972.219.3550 or lcole@cityoflewisville.com if you have questions about BioBlitz. We are also seeking volunteers to assist hike leaders in recording data, so let us know if you'd like to help!

BioBlitz 2018 Activities:

Wednesday, Oct. 10

8 p.m.-12 a.m.  Bugs in a Blanket (night insect survey at lights) with TPWD's Sam Kieschnick. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

Friday, Oct. 12Green treefrog

6:30-8:30 p.m. Bat acoustical survey with Environmental Consultant Ryan Blankenship. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Frog Walk with Master Naturalist Scott Kiester. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

8 p.m.-12 a.m.  Bugs in a Blanket (night insect survey at lights) with TPWD's Sam Kieschnick. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Migratory Bird Banding Observation: 7:30-9 a.m. or 9-10:30 a.m. 10 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot. Yellow Warbler

Bird Walk: 7:30-10:30 a.m., led by master birders Keith Lockhart and Sue Yost. 30 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Mammal Survey/Live Traps, with Urban Biologist Rachel Richter. 8-10 a.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Wildflower Walk, with Master Naturalist Carol Clark. 9-11 a.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Reptile and Amphibian Walk, with herpetologist Stephen Aroussos. 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. 15 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Bittern Marsh Trailhead.

post oakCross Timbers Forest Walk, with urban forester Jim Hoefert. 9-11 a.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Animal Tracks and Signs Hike, with Dr. Jaime Jimenez (UNT). 9-11 a.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Butterfly Walk, with Master Naturalist Melanie Schuhart. 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. 15 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Dragonfly Walk, with amateur "odonatologist" Mike Fox. 1-3 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Bittern Marsh Trailhead.

Prairie Wildflower and Grass Walk, with Master Naturalist Rich Jaynes. 2-4 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Spider Walk, with Fort Worth ISD's Matt Rose. 2-4 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Bring Me a Bug, with Master Naturalist Laura Kimberly. 12-3 p.m. No tickets required. Stop by the Pavilion to pick up a net and an insect keeper and explore the Pollinator Garden and adjacent prairie restoration area. Laura will help kids of all ages identify their finds and record them in iNaturalist.

Pond Bug Sorting, with UNT biology graduate students. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No tickets required. Check out what the students found in their morning wetland invertebrate sampling. Dragonfly nymphs, snails, water scorpions, and more! They'll be in the Pavilion.

Kids' Corner, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Pavilion. No tickets required. Animal tracks, mammal skulls, homemade bug houses, and more.

 Coyote Nov 12 2017