Texas Pollinator BioBlitz Continues

Second Week to Submit Photos of Butterflies, Bees and More

The monarch population across the Eastern United States, Canada and Mexico has declined by nearly 80 percent over the past 20 years. Besides monarchs, 30 native pollinator/flower-visiting species (bees, butterflies, and moths) are designated as Species of Greatest Conservation Need. Pollinators (butterflies, bees and moths, bats, hummingbirds, wasps, flies, and beetles) sustain native plant species, human food crop, and even crops for livestock.

Join the Texas Pollinator BioBlitz with family, friends and neighbors this week through October 20. Here’s how to participate:

  • Pollinator BioBlitz participants observe and identify pollinators.
  • All ages and abilities are encouraged to find pollinators and nectar-producing plants, take photos, and share with friends!
  • Share observations by posting a photo or video to Instagram, iNaturalist or the Facebook event pages.
  • Pollinator observation challenges and informative links will be emailed to all registered participants regularly to add to the fun.

You can help! Learn about pollinators and pollinator habitat with these resources. You can help by planting native, nectar-producing plants and pollinator gardens in communities, schools and backyards across Texas.

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