Saturday October 8, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM CDT
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Four locations in Houston 



Katy Prairie Conservancy 
The Katy Prairie Conservancy/HPARD/Houston Arboretum & Nature Center/CPP/Buffalo Bayou Partnership 
(281) 660 - 6683 

Come Count and Photograph Urban Wildlife on October 8, 2016!

Join local wildlife experts for an exciting day of discovery as we count and photograph everything from bees to bats to bigmouth bass in some of Houston’s great parks and wildspaces. You'll have fun while contributing to our understanding of urban wildlife. This event is also a part of the statewide Texas Pollinator Bioblitz, so your contributions can have a statewide impact! Great free event for individuals, students, and families.

Counts will take place in four locations (1) Buffalo Bayou Park (2) Houston Arboretum & Nature Center (3) Rice University/Hermann Park and (4) Mason Park.

******** ****   Event is sold out. Registration by constant contact is closed.  HOWEVER,

  • 4 people cancelled for Mason Park. (7am - 12 noon)

If you would like to participate at Mason Park, please email Lan at shen.gcmn@gmail.com: send name and cell phone number of the registrant and name of each  guest (up to 3). Lan will register you, first come, first serve until these 4 spaces are taken.

FREE iNaturalist Classes!
We will be cataloging species using smartphones using the iNaturalist app. Tiffany Ritter of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center will be offering two free classes for volunteers on how to use this innovative app. If you are interested in the class but have a question,  please contact Tiffany at TRitter@houstonarboretum.org

CLASSES: At Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6 – 7pm 


COUNT LOCATIONS/TIMES: Our volunteers will photograph and count wildlife at four different locations throughout the day. During registration select the location/time that works best for you.

** If the location you desire indicates that it is sold out, please check back after

  • Mason Park: 7 am - 12 pm
  • Rice University/Hermann Park: 9 am - 12 pm
  • Buffalo Bayou Park: 4 pm - 7pm
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center: 8 am - 11 am


  • Mason Park: Jed Aplaca, Natural Resources Manager (Houston Parks and Recreation Department), Jed.Aplaca@houstontx.gov 
  • Rice Unversity/Hermann Park: Cassidy Johnson, President (Coastal Prairie Partnership), cassidybjohnson@gmail.com
  • Buffalo Bayou Park: Lan Shen, Seed Collection Coordinator (Katy Prairie Conservancy), shen.gcmn@gmail.com
  • Houston Arboretum & Nature Center: Emily Manderson, Conservation Director (Houston Arboretum & Nature Center) emanderson@houstonarboretum.org, (713) 681-8433