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Apr
26
Thu
Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference

Thursday-Friday, April 26-27, 2018 

The 5th Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference will be held April 26-27 in Kerrville. Day 1 will include topics of plant management, landowner tax valuation options, grazing and hunting leases, fence laws, and predator management. Day 2 consists of tours to area ranches to see examples of the workshop principles.

Fee: $75
For information, agenda, and registration: https://agrilife.org/bennetttrust

Location: YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028

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Wildflower Walk at Breckinridge Park
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wildflower Walk at Breckinridge Park
Thursday, April 26, 2018     6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Love early spring blooms? Dana Wilson will lead a walk at Breckinridge Park in Richardson. We’ll look for early signs of some of our “big 4” fall grasses as they emerge, some of the natives that aren’t seen much outside of this park, eastern bluebirds that are well established in that park, and the ecosystem of a limestone prairie, blooming with unique spring flowers.

Meet by 6:00 PM at (approximately) 4429 Beck (just west of where Beck and Moroney meet). Park on the street in front of the houses. Look for Dana’s car – a red Hyundai Accent.
Contact Dana Wilson danawilson59@yahoo.com  469-531-6856 (c) with questions.

Location: Breckinridge Park, Beck Dr. at Moroney Dr., Richardson, TX 75082

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NPSOT – Trinity Forks Chapter Meeting
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NPSOT – Trinity Forks Chapter Meeting

Thursday, April 26, 2018  7:00 – 8:00 PM 

The Trinity Forks (Denton) Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet Thursday, April 26.  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.

Website: https://npsot.org/trinityforks/trinityforksweb/meetings.html  

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Apr
27
Fri
Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference

Thursday-Friday, April 26-27, 2018 

The 5th Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference will be held April 26-27 in Kerrville. Day 1 will include topics of plant management, landowner tax valuation options, grazing and hunting leases, fence laws, and predator management. Day 2 consists of tours to area ranches to see examples of the workshop principles.

Fee: $75
For information, agenda, and registration: https://agrilife.org/bennetttrust

Location: YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028

wbw 3/29/18

What’s Calling from the Lake
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

What’s Calling from the Lake

Friday, April 27, 2018 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Sunset Bay at White Rock Lake, 830 E. Lawther Dr.

Come learn about the 5 or 6 species of frogs most likely to be found on any night at White Rock Lake with Barbara Turner.  After a brief session spent listening to the different calls, we will hike around the area listening and looking for frogs.  A small flashlight would be handy.

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Creatures of the Night
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Creatures of the Night

Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, 1206 W. FM 1382, Cedar Hill

Join Tiffany Lipsett (NTMN, Master Entomology Volunteer, Exec. Dir. of BPCA), Tim Brys, (ITMN, Teaching Collection Coordinator of Perot Museum of Nature and Science), John Watts (Entomologust at Texas Discovery Gardens), and Jonathan Garcia (NTMN, Urban Entomology Lab Technician of Texas AgriLife) for an opportunity to see the creatures of the night.

Pre-registration: Please fill out this form: Click here Limited to 40 people.

This event is part of the City-Nature Citizen Science Challenge! Bring your camp chairs and join us as we set up sheets, lights, and put out some bait for the creatures of the night! We hope to attract moths and a variety of local insects and will look for scorpions and tarantulas with handheld black lights and headlamps. If you like bugs and staying up late, this event is for you.

Moths play an important role in the ecosystem as pollinators and as a food source for birds, bats, and amphibians. Moths have evolved many strategies to avoid being eaten, with some species being drab hues of greys and browns to hide in plain sight on tree trunks, while other species are quite colorful with bright eyespots that they flash to scare off predators. Dogwood Canyon Audubon has over 170 species of moths that visit throughout the year.

It is weather dependent and will be canceled if rain is forecast. Water, good footwear, and suitable clothing are recommended with flashlights or headlamps to see while walking between the lamps or back to your car. We will show you how to use the inaturalist app to document the local species and be a citizen scientist.

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Apr
28
Sat
Birding by Ear at Cibolo Nature Center
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Birding by Ear at Cibolo Nature Center

 Saturday, April 28, 2018   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Increase your birding skills at this workshop on identifying birds without even seeing them!

Cost: $25; $20 Cibolo members
For more information and registration: www.cibolo.org

Location: Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium, 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Contact: Ben Eldredge  ben@cibolo.org or 830-249-4616

wbw 3/29/18

City Nature Challenge
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

City Nature Challenge

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Crawford Park, 8700 Elam Rd.

Join Brett Johnson for a Bioblitz. A Bioblitz is a great tool to gather simple biological data.  An easy tool for conducting a Bioblitz is iNaturalist.  Participants will be taught how to use iNaturalist.  We will record species during 3 different Bioblitzes in the areas near L.B. Houston Nature Area, Crawford Memorial Park, and Emerald Lake Park.  We need as many participants in these events as we can get!

We are going to start registering at 9 AM near the parking lot on the south end of the soccer fields along Prairie Creek Road (Between Elam and HW 175).  Look for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department banner.  We will have parking for the BioBlitz event near the red arrow on the map.

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Photography Walk at Twelve Hills
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Photography Walk at Twelve Hills

Saturday, April 28, 2018  9:30 AM –11:00 AM  

Join Stalin SM at Twelve Hills Nature Center for a photography nature walk. This will be a hands-on way to learn and apply photography techniques such as those Stalin covered in the March chapter meeting.

Location: Twelve Hills Nature Center, 817 Mary Cliff Drive, Dallas 75208 (in North Oak Cliff 5 minutes west of the Bishop Arts District)
Website: http://twelvehills.org

wbw 4/23/18

Earthworms and Soil Biology for Gardeners
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Earthworms and Soil Biology for Gardeners

Saturday, April 28, 2018  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

Learn how earthworms transform and enhance soil biology to produce healthy plants.

Cost: Free, but register at http://www.nhg.com/gardeneducation/classes-workshops

Location: North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd., Dallas 75230

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