Author Archives: Whitney Wolf

June 5 Monthly Meeting: How Do Painted Buntings Express Aggression Vocally?

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125.  See below for more information on the location and time. How Do Painted Buntings Express Aggression Vocally? The Painted Bunting is a very unusual bird.  It is the smallest species that retains female-like plumage into the second year, when males are old enough to breed.  Since small birds typically only live a few years, why can Painted Buntings keep female-like plumage, which seems to be less likely to attract a mate than the mature male… Read More →

Citizen Scientists around Dallas/Fort Worth participate in the City Nature Challenge 2019

By Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist in Dallas/Fort Worth with Texas Parks and Wildlife On April 26-29, 2019, citizen scientists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area participated in the fourth annual City Nature Challenge.  From the organizers at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: The City Nature Challenge is an international celebration of urban biodiversity, where cities compete to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and get the most people involved. Citizen scientists in the… Read More →

City Nature Challenge 2019: Fri. Apr. 26 – Mon. Apr. 29

Please Join Us! City Nature Challenge 2019, Fri. Apr. 26 – Mon. Apr. 29 What kind of nature can live with us in the urban ecosystem?  The city nature challenge is a great way that we can find out!  The Dallas/Fort Worth area (the 9 counties around Dallas/Fort Worth) will be competing with over 130 cities/urban areas around the world on April 26-29, 2019. We want to document as much biodiversity as possible to show the rest of the world that we have wild spots throughout the DFW… Read More →

Jim’s This & That April 2019

JIM’S THIS & THAT:  April 2019 When life feels too big to handle, go outside. Everything looks smaller when you’re standing under the sky.                                                               L.R. Knost *** Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars… and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education Click here for Jim’s This & That April