Blacklighting at LLELA - Saturday, May 15th, 7 pm until late!

Hey all,

Lots of great observations for the CNC, and I know so many folks really went all out! Wonderful stuff. Instead of resting, why not get lots of more observations?!? :)

I know @pfau_tarleton has a gathering planned for the weekend of May 15th, but for those of us that aren't able to make it, we'll do an evening of black-lighting at LLELA. It'll be interesting to see some of the overlapping species that we document in both locations.

If you'd like to come, meet at the greenhouse at LLELA close to the Jones St. entrance at around 7 pm. Here is the exact map location:
33°03'43.7"N 96°59'20.3"W
33.062126, -96.988968
https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B003'43.7%22N+96%C2%B059'20.3%22W/@33.0621305,-96.9911567,927m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x9d531440da7e0b1c!2sLLELA+Nature+Preserve!8m2!3d33.06209!4d-96.97958!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d33.062126!4d-96.9889677

I'll wear a mask when close to others -- especially at the sheets. So, if you wouldn't mind, please have a mask handy as you get close to others. We'll hopefully have quite a few stations, so there will be places to spread out.

In the past, we've had some really good mothing in this location, so fingers crossed for some reasonable weather!

I'm always leaving folks off of the tag list, so please, tag others!

Publicado por sambiology sambiology, 07 de maio de 2021, 10:10 PM

Comentários

Thanks for the invite - sounds like fun ! Shannon and I will be there, Sam.

Publicado por rehb 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

@sambiology Thanks, Sam! I'll try to be there. :-)

Publicado por kathrynwells333 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

That's my birthday; I'll be out at Purtis Creek State Park with the family.

Publicado por williampaulwhite17 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

Ooo sounds fun!

Publicado por katelyn3 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

We will be there! Bringing @eivester @isaaceastland. Devin is at an internship at UC Berkeley;)

Publicado por baxter-slye 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

I'll see you there!

Publicado por haleydaniels 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

With Timberlake cancelled I'm planning to be at LLELA instead. Do you want me to bring a station?

Publicado por annikaml 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

Conditions should be pretty nice on Saturday night! We will have access to electricity at the greenhouse -- I'll bring my 6 blacklight stations with portable batteries. You're welcome to bring any stations or equipment, but no obligations! :)

Publicado por sambiology 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

What sort of blacklight station do you use? I'm going to be in Big Bend for a spell this summer and kind of want to try blacklighting around the rental property for scorpions and doing some nighttime bug looking

Publicado por williampaulwhite17 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

I have an Amazon list you can check out. Some of the items can be downgraded to less expensive parts. Thanks to WildCarrot for providing suggestions. At home, I just attach a sheet to my porch swing frame.
In the field, the sheet can be hung via rope, or the stand. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/35NQ3YQ1IVV2V?ref_=wl_share

Publicado por baxter-slye 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

@damontighe has a magnificent set up that I've used a bunch:
https://calnature.org/blog/2017/9/27/diy-moth-light
Fits in the backpack for long hikes too!

Publicado por sambiology 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

I love the t-shirts!!

Publicado por baxter-slye 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

@williampaulwhite17 Check out BioQuip's website, too. They have excellent UV-lights.

https://www.bioquip.com/Search/WebCatalog.asp?category=2900&prodtype=1

Publicado por annikaml 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

Those bioquip products look neat but are a bit rich for my blood. Thanks though! I'll do a DIY with a black light and white shirt.

Publicado por williampaulwhite17 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

I’m adding @gwaithir plus two guests and @kaitlynn7.

Publicado por baxter-slye 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

Wonderfully fun with everyone this evening! Quite a few bugs showed up too! It'll be a while before we can all upload our stuff, but here's where it will be -- take a look:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?on=2021-05-15&place_id=63542

Publicado por sambiology 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

It was fun as usual to meet familiar and new faces while looking for moths and other little bugs. Luckily it will be raining the next couple of days so I will have more time to go through my pictures. Thanks to Sam and LLELA for organizing this.

Publicado por annikaml 7 meses antes (Sinalizar)

Just FYI -- a bioblitz at Timberlake in mid June:
https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/52212-june-bioblitz-timberlake-field-station

Publicado por sambiology 6 meses antes (Sinalizar)

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