Hi gang how is it going Zachary Chapman AKA Galactic_Bug_Man here: 2020 has been a really over the rails bonkers with all the political turmoil and the whole pandemic. However I was wondering how has your year of nature adventure been? What are some of the best things you have seen this year? And how many observations have you guys made?
As of me I have been really busy this year and have almost made 4000 observations for the whole year. To be honest I didn’t think I was going to do this well this year. For lifetime observations I am up to 12,272 in total as of right now. I also have quite the species list of 2,152. It has been a very wonky year but I have managed to find a lot of good in it. I had a lot of time out in nature considering all of the obstacles and what not. Still it is good to get out and just enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
What are some of the places you have been?
For me I have been to Arizona, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma and a lot of new places in Texas that I had never been too. I got to see a big Diamondback Rattlesnake, a really neat Toad Bug, I also got to see the Cactus Wren, Aztec Spurt-throat Grasshopper, I also got some other great stuff this year. I would like to know what were some of the crowing achievements of the year for all of you?
I would also like to say even in a time like this is a great thing to have adventure and having time with family. It has been one heck of a year I will tell you that much. It has been a hard year but we are almost in the homestretch. Still I trust that you have made the most out of the year and got some amazing stuff to add to you list on your adventures. Life has thrown us a big curveball and the holidays are coming up and it is more important than ever to hold on to fond memories and just be thankful for all we are given. It maybe hard at times but we must all keep the faith and know that this too shall pass. It has been one heck of a rollercoaster but I wanted to use this as kind of a conversation piece to kind of change the subject and talk about some of the natural triumphs of the year. I have to say with all the BioBlitzes and things I have done this year I have nearly doubled my regular yearly totals. I was also filmed for an episode for the Texas Parks and Wildlife series. Not sure when that is going to air it will be either on TV or YouTube. Still this year has been quite interesting. Let me know some of the fun you have had during this crazy time. Lets look past all the negative and lets celebrate all the wildlife we have spoken out for and let us celebrate nature and the fun and good times we have had in this trying year.
Hope your year ends on a good note.