Tag Archives: LLELA

Bug blitz is a blast

Marking perhaps the beginning of insect season, last weekend the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) held its first ever “bioblitz”. In case you’ve never heard of a bioblitz, it’s a concentrated effort among volunteers, naturalists and professional biologists to go to the field and document as many species as possible over a certain time period (usually a day).  This year’s LLELA bioblitz included trees, reptiles, birds and insects. Our insect group consisted of myself and three other enthusiastic collectors/photographers (actually, mostly photographers–seems like only entomologists want to… Read More →

Pollinator Garden to open in Lewisville

Got the gardening blahs?  Need some fresh inspiration?  Consider a visit to the new pollinator garden at the Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA).  This Saturday will be the grand opening, beginning at 9:30 am.  I will be one of the speakers, sharing what I know about insect pollinators.  But Ken Stiegman, LLELA director will also be there giving a butterfly walk and Rosemary Carrizales, volunteer coordinator for the garden will answer questions about planting your own pollinator garden. The garden, of course, is open all the time,… Read More →