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03 de marzo de 2019

Important Links

Here are some of the documents you might be looking for during the Anemone BioBlitz:

Anemone Comparison
Once you know what characters to look for, distinguishing A. caroliniana from A. berlandieri is fairly easy. Use this link for a quick way to compare the main differences of the two species.

How to ID Anemones in TX
Interested in learning more about the characteristics of Anemones beyond our DFW species? This identification guide gives more detail on the two species of DFW, as well as introduces the other Texas species and basic botanical terminology.

Map of Anemone Search Locations
Our goal for this BioBlitz is to visit each of the locations on the map during this blooming season. If you come across anemones of either species, please upload photos to iNat (separate observation for each flower,) making sure to photograph at least the flower stem below the leafy bract. If you visit a location on the map and don't find any Carolina Anemones (A. caroliniana), send a message to @pfau_tarleton to let us know you looked and didn't find anything so we can update the map.

Stars on the map indicate sandy soils.

Red = A. caroliniana present
Grey = A. caroliniana NOT present
Blue = Cemetery to be searched
Yellow = Park or other location to be searched

DFW Sandy Soils Map
A. caroliniana seems to favor sandy soils instead of those with more clay or loam. This link will show you the sandy soils around DFW to help narrow your search if you visit locations beyond those on the map (which would be VERY helpful!)

Anotado en 03 de marzo de 2019 a las 12:50 AM por kimberlietx kimberlietx | 8 comentarios | Deja un comentario

22 de marzo de 2019

March 23rd (rescheduled) BioBlitz cancelled

Unfortunately, we are going to cancel the BioBlitz for this blooming season. I didn't get the memo that mother nature had the sprinklers set to run every Saturday, so we are once again rained out by 90% chance of thunderstorms. Next weekend is predicted to be the same.

Please review the links post for the training information and links to maps of where we are needing searchers to check.

If there is interest, I can arrange a short webinar to talk through the information about identifying Amenones and locations to check. Comment below if you would like to be notified. It will depend on the number of interested participants.

Thank you to everyone who planned to join us! We will try for the BioBlitz again next year!

Anotado en 22 de marzo de 2019 a las 02:57 PM por kimberlietx kimberlietx | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de marzo de 2019

Progress report: March 30, 2019

The anemone season will be winding down over the next few weeks, so if you want to explore some more, now's the time! Here's a review of what's happened over the past couple of months. It's been pretty remarkable. Prior to January 2019, there were 11 observations of Anemone caroliniana in the DFW area made by 4 observers at 4 locations. Since January 1, 2019, there have been 46 additional observations by 15 observers at ~19 locations!
Before January 2019:
After January 2019:

On the project page, there are maps showing potential new locations to explore!

Great job folks!

Anotado en 30 de marzo de 2019 a las 06:24 PM por pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario