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The Wonder of Birds at BRIT
Monday, March 19, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jim Robbins, author of The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future, makes the case that birds provide our most vital connection to nature. All are welcome to the BRIT Reads Book Club, which meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Group meets in the BRIT Library. Free
More information at http://www.brit.org/events
Location: Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
NPSOT – Dallas Chapter Meeting
Monday, March 19, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The March meeting topic will be Wild Natives, presented by Dana Wilson.
Free and open to the public.
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Rd., Dallas 75229
Meet in the Fellowship Hall. Entry is across the street from Bobbitt Drive. Park in the narrow parking area along the back fence.
Dallas Sierra Club Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NTMNs are invited to attend the Dallas Sierra Club’s March 20 meeting. Note change of week for the March meeting only! Brookhaven College will be closed for Spring Break when meeting would regularly be scheduled. The topic will be Urban Asthma, presented by Dr. Rebecca Gruchalla of Southwestern Medical Center. She will report on research about inner city pediatric asthma.
Free and open to everyone. You don’t have to be a Sierra member. Meeting starts at 7:00 but come at 6:30 for snacks and fellowship.
Location: Brookhaven College, Building H, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch 75244
For information, contact: Kirk Miller, email@example.com or 972-699-1687.
Spring is in the air!
Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois
Tuesday, March 20 11AM – 12:30PM
Mountain View College MVC’s Sustainability office is throwing an educational and entertaining party and you’re invited. We’re heading out to the east patio for a solar show, music, nature tours, drinks, food and more! The North Texas Master Naturalists will be on hand for this special event.
It’s free and open to the public.
Guided Nature Walk at Oak Point
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Explore the flora and fauna of Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve with Master Naturalist and native plant enthusiast, Carol Clark. Suitable for ages 5 and up, each walk will be different as we cover different areas of the park. Sturdy shoes, long pants, insect repellent, and water are recommended.
Meet in the lobby of the Nature Education and Retreat Center next to the large circular parking lot off Los Rios, just east of the Los Rios and Jupiter Rd. intersection. The walks are free of charge. The city of Plano requests that you register, which you can do online if you are a resident of Plano or have registered with them in the past. Otherwise, just arrive a few minutes early to complete the free registration with the desk attendant in the lobby.
Location: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano, TX 75074
For information: Carol Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
NPSOT – Trinity Forks Chapter Meeting
Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 – 8:00 PM
The Trinity Forks (Denton) Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet Thursday, March 22. The topic TBD. Free and open to the public.
Location: Ann Stuart Science Complex, Room 251, Texas Woman’s University, University Drive (Hwy 380), Denton, TX 76204
The Ann Stuart Science Complex is just north of Texas St., between Bell Ave. and Oakland St. Parking on meeting nights is allowed in the visitor parking area, on the lane in front of the building (in designated parking spots), in the parking lots to the south of the building, and in the parking lot on the west side of Oakland St., just south of the Human Resources Building.
Native Landscape Certification Program
Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Level 1 class of the Native Landscape Certification Program, Introduction to Native Landscapes, will be held March 24 at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area in Denton. This class covers the benefits of including and preserving native plants in landscapes and building wildlife habitat; distinguishing between sustainable and conventional development; and the Texas ecoregion, including soil type. The class consists of an indoor training session and a 2-hour outdoor plant walk. The class is sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). Instructors are Liz Moyer and Rodney Barton.
Registration is also open for these NLCP classes:
March 31 – Level 1, at Heard Museum in McKinney
April 14 – Level 1, at George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas
Only participants who have completed Level 1 may attend Level 2 or Level 3. Fee for Level 2 or 3 is $37 for NPSOT members or $52 for non-members.
Location: Clear Creek Natural Heritage Area, 3310 Collins Road, Denton, TX 76208
Wilderness Survival 101 (
Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wilderness Survival 101 includes shelter building, trapping small game, edible and medicinal plants, water collection and purification, navigation by sun and stars, and more. The class takes place on the weekend of March 24 and 25, 9-5 each day, in Bastrop, TX. The same class will also be given on May 5-6, 2018.
Information and registration: https://www.earthnativeschool.com/wilderness-survival-101
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX 78602
Nature Drawing and Journaling Workshop at HNWR
Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join us for another Walt Davis workshop! Participants will help choose the topic for the workshop; see attached file. Spend the morning indoors with instruction and the afternoon sketching outdoors, weather permitting. Bring art supplies and brown bag lunch. Workshop fee of $35, no refunds for cancellations after March 19. Limited to 20 participants, first come first served.
Fee: $35 Registration required.
To register and see instructions: https://www.friendsofhagerman.com/activities?e51=2042&em51=3&ey51=2018
Location: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092
Contact: David Parrish email@example.com
Organization website: www.fws.gov/refuge/hagerman
Friends of Hagerman: http://www.friendsofhagerman.com
Gardening in the Shade
Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
This class, Gardening in the Shade, will cover design elements, special needs of soils in shade, Texas natives that work in a shade garden and more. Instructor is Rusty E. Allen.
Cost: Free, but register at http://www.nhg.com/gardeneducation/classes-workshops
Location: North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd., Dallas 75230