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Winter in the Forest at FWNC
Sunday, December 30, 2018 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
View the sights of tall trees, scaling vines, and evergreen plants. The forest is a place in which wildlife seeks shelter and wintering birds are heard. Explore the forest wilderness as we meander along the Riverbottom Trail and observe the seasonal changes along the way. Preregistration recommended. Activity #16899
$5 with paid admission, members free
Admission is $5, $3 seniors.
For more information, go to the FWNC website below.
Location: Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76135
Bird Tours at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Beginning – Intermediate Bird Walk 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Join us on a walking bird tour and learn about the birds that live at the Wetland. In this beginner to intermediate class, you will learn how to use binoculars and field guides, how to keep a life list, and what to look for when identifying birds. Enjoy a relaxing morning learning more about the fastest-growing spectator sport in America! Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00 AM.
Free with $5 admission. Members are free. Binoculars and field guides are available for use.
Advanced Bird Walk 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM See dates below.
Join Master Birder Stewards as they identify and detail the birds of the Wetland. This is an advanced class, and the pace will be fast. Those participating are expected to have knowledge regarding bird identification. This walk includes special limited access by carpooling with the leaders into the Wetland. Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00 AM.
The Advanced Bird Tour hours are 7:00-10:00am. Mark Your Calendars for the Advanced Bird Tour Dates: October 6, 2018 October 20, 2018 February 2, 2019 March 2, 2019 April 6, 2019 April 20, 2019. Preregistration Required.
Space in the advanced class is limited, and preregistration is required. To register, contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or email@example.com. There is a fee of $10 per person ($5 for members) for the advanced class.
Location: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, 655 Martin Lane, Seagoville, TX 75159
Directions: Take I-635 or I-20 to Hwy 175 South toward Seagoville. Drive past the Seagoville exits; then exit on FM 1389 South. Drive approx. 2 miles to Martin Lane. Turn left onto Martin Lane and proceed to the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center on the right.
Bird Walk at Connemara Meadow
Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Join Gailon Brehm and Rodney Thomas, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society, on our monthly bird walk. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls. You can expect about 30+ species.
All ages are welcome. We recommend long pants, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and insect repellent. Meet at the Meadow Preserve Parking Lot Public Gate at Alma and Tatum Rd., Allen.
This is a monthly bird walk. It meets on first Saturdays in odd-numbered months and on first Sundays in even-numbered months. Start time beginning in May will be 7:00 AM until October, when it will return to 8:00 AM.
Location: Connemara Conservancy, 601 Alma Dr., Allen, TX 75013
Beekeeping Classes at Texas Bee Supply
Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Texas Bee Supply provides a Beginning Beekeeping Class. (Class is also offered on 1/19/19, 2/2/19 and 2/16/19.) It includes basic functions of the hive, equipment and personal protection, identification and treatment of bee diseases, collection of nectar and pollen, honey harvesting, and more. For more information and registration, go to the website below.
Cost: $89, includes lunch
Location: Texas Bee Supply, 14665 County Road 633, Blue Ridge, TX 75424
Fort Worth Audubon Society Meeting
Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Everyone is welcome to attend meetings of the Fort Worth Audubon Society. Lots of great birding information and a lot of great birders!
Please note the special date and time for the January meeting.
This month only, the meeting is not on the usual Thursday but changed to Saturday, January 5, beginning at 10:00 AM. The speaker will be Noah Strycker, author of Birding Without Borders. Strycker traveled to 41 countries on all 7 continents and spotted 6,042 species.
The meeting will be held in our usual location, Room 100 (known as the Everett Lecture Hall) in the Research and Education (RES) building at the University of North Texas Health Science Center on 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (at Montgomery St.). Use Parking Lot 6 on Clifton St. Enter the RES building ground floor at the northwest corner of Parking Lot 6, turn right, and go down the hall keeping the south-facing windows on your right.
Location: UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Nature Walk at LLELA
Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Animal tracks, deer trails, trees with personality, singing birds – we never know what we’ll find on our nature walk! The walk will last about 2 hours. All ages are welcome. Wear closed-toe shoes; bring a water bottle. Meet at the Cicada Pavilion; Gatehouse staff can direct you.
Free with gate admission ($5 per car, cash or check only). Registration not required.
For more information call 972-219-3550 M-F or 972-219-7980 on weekends.
Location: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville 75057
Organization web site: http://www.llela.org
Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The topic of the Blackland Prairie MN January chapter meeting TBD. Guests are welcome!
Meet at Heard in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road, not the main museum building and parking lot, which you’ll pass on the right.
Location: Heard Museum and Science Center, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069
Dallas Sierra Club Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NTMNs are invited to attend the Dallas Sierra Club’s January 8 meeting. The topics will be Wildlife in Hawaii and the City of Dallas Environmental Action Plan.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-699-1687.
Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:00 – 8:30 PM
The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest January meeting program is The Texas Native Seed Program, presented by John Randall Bow.
Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Trinity Valley Beekeepers meet on second Tuesdays. Meetings are free and open to everyone. The January meeting topic is TBD.
Location: The Point at C.C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas 75214