07 de marzo de 2023

Bio Blitz at the Old Camp Leroy Shuman in Lake Worth - Sat., May 27, 2023,

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is sponsoring a Bio Blitz at the Old Camp Leroy Shuman in Lake Worth, TX., on Saturday May 27, 2023, from 9am - 1pm.

Registration is required through the link below. Donations are suggested, but not required, which benefit NPAT, a land trust organization. The NPAT registration limit is 30 participants, but anyone is welcome to come and record their own observations for iNat.


Camp Leroy Shuman, a campground for boys and girls, opened in 1920 and was closed in 2009. The 60-acre property is owned by the City of Fort Worth and is accessible through permission. It is one of the first scout camps in Fort Worth. Today, the flagpole and the remains of the mess hall are still there. There are plenty of old trails here, although some are slightly overgrown. Numerous deer graze on the grasses near dark.

The camp is predominately a Post Oak/Blackjack woodland, with scattered open patches of sandy, Western Cross Timbers prairie. Typical woody species are Post Oak (Quercus stellata), Blackjack Oak (Quercus marilandica), Possumhaw (Ilex decidua), Carolina Buckthorn (Frangula caroliniana) and Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum). Various grasses and forbs exist in the understory and in the scattered patches of sandy prairie. The site is home to a rare species for Tarrant County, only known from 2 locations.

We will be focusing on providing valuable data for management using iNaturalist observations. There is an existing iNaturalist project page titled “Camp Leroy Shuman” here: www.inaturalist.org/observations?project_id=148841


Publicado el marzo 7, 2023 04:58 MAÑANA por squaylei2000 squaylei2000 | 5 comentarios | Deja un comentario