Calendar

Most of the events posted on this page are those under the control of other organizations. Please refer to the individual organizations’ websites for their rules of operation.

If you have an event which you would like to have posted on the public calendar, please send an email to contact@ntmn.org with the details.

Members who want to see ALL of the events (AT and VH) should log in to the Members side of the NTMN website.

Dec
3
Sat
Guided Bird Walk at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Dec 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Guided Bird Walk at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Saturday, December 3, 2022  |  730am-930am

Join us to learn about the birds that live at the wetland. Led by master birders, this tour is geared for beginning and intermediate birders. You’ll learn how to use binoculars and field guides, keep a life list and identify birds. It’s the perfect way to learn the basics of birding.  Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00a.m.

Guided bird walks are led by master birders. The walks will take you over gravel and uneven surfaces. Long pants and closed-toed shoes recommended. Binoculars can be checked out for the walk. For ages 10+.

Fees:  $10/per person; must register.

Registration:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ejbu3ph5ed4e67ff&oseq=&c=&ch=

Location:  John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, 655 Martin Lane, Combine, Texas 75159

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TPWD Insect Appreciation Workshop
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TPWD Insect Appreciation Workshop on December 3, 2022 9AM – 3PM

North Lake College
5001 North MacArthur Boulevard
Building G, Room G401
Irving, TX 75038

Join us for a day of educational presentations on the wonders of beetles, dragonflies, bees, moths, and flies! Attend in person or virtually!

Anyone interested in learning more about insects is invited to attend! Please invite your friends!

To register as an attendee:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insect-appreciation-workshop-registration-430453416757

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration, coffee, and light breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 am: Welcome and Introduction to Speakers –

Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife

9:10 – 10:00 am: The Joy of Moths – Kimberlie Sasan

10:10 – 11:00 am: The Joy of Beetles – Mike Quinn

11:10 – Noon: The Joy of Bees – Ryan Giesecke

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided on site)

1:00 – 2:00 pm: The Joy of Flies – Laura Kimberly

2:00 – 3:00 pm: The Joy of Dragonflies – Brent Franklin

Coordinator: Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist, DFW Texas Parks and Wildlife

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TPWD Insect Appreciation Workshop
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TPWD Insect Appreciation Workshop on December 3, 2022 9AM – 3PM

North Lake College
5001 North MacArthur Boulevard
Building G, Room G401
Irving, TX 75038

Join us for a day of educational presentations on the wonders of beetles, dragonflies, bees, moths, and flies! Attend in person or virtually!

Anyone interested in learning more about insects is invited to attend! Please invite your friends!

To register as an attendee:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insect-appreciation-workshop-registration-430453416757

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration, coffee, and light breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 am: Welcome and Introduction to Speakers –

Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife

9:10 – 10:00 am: The Joy of Moths – Kimberlie Sasan

10:10 – 11:00 am: The Joy of Beetles – Mike Quinn

11:10 – Noon: The Joy of Bees – Ryan Giesecke

Noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided on site)

1:00 – 2:00 pm: The Joy of Flies – Laura Kimberly

2:00 – 3:00 pm: The Joy of Dragonflies – Brent Franklin

Coordinator: Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist, DFW Texas Parks and Wildlife

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1st Saturday Nature Walk at LLELA
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

1st Saturday Nature Walk at LLELA
Saturday, December 3, 2022  |  10am-12n

Join us for our monthly naturalist-led nature walk. Each season at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find—deer tracks, autumn leaves, blooming wildflowers, nesting songbirds, butterflies and much more. The hike will last about two hours, and all ages are welcome. 

Fees:  There is no additional fee for this hike, just LLELA’s regular gate fee ($5/vehicle).

Registration:  Registration is required.  Register online at https://www.llela.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/56284/1500?npage=2 or call 972-219-3550 to reserve your space.

If you did not register, participation is up to the discretion of the staff/volunteer heading up the hike and depends on available spots. *24 hour cancellation is kindly requested*

Location: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, TX 75057

Organization website: http://www.llela.org 

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Dec
7
Wed
NTMN December Chapter Meeting – Backyard Birding & Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NTMN December Chapter Meeting – Backyard Birding & Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count (AT)
Wednesday, December 7, 2022  |  7pm-830pm (social/camera roll begins at 630pm)

Join us for our December Chapter Meeting as our speakers, Marcus Cole and David Hurt, will talk about birds and birding!

Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count.  Leading off the meeting, Marcus Cole, of the Trinity River Audubon Center, will give a short talk on the bird count and how to become involved. Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count will be held from Dec 14, 2022, to January 5, 2023!   https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count

Backyard Birding.  After Marcus Cole’s presentation, David Hurt will talk about how to enjoy the pleasures of backyard birding by teaching NTMN members the easiest ways to quickly attract birds.  In a show-and-tell presentation, David will discuss the best ways to feed birds in a small space such as a suburban backyard and review different bird food types, including tips about the likes and dislikes of various birds. He will touch on the best ways to provide moving water sources, and, of course, talk about squirrels.

Marcus Cole began his career with the National Audubon Society as an intern in 2016. After completion of his undergraduate education at the University of North Texas at Dallas, Marcus is now an educator and live animal coordinator at Trinity River Audubon Center. His passion to serve and nurture underdeveloped communities is realized within the green spaces of Dallas.

David Hurt had an affection for creatures with feathers from an early age. Raised in the Texas Hill Country at Lake Belton, David participated in 4H and FAA. “Peterson’s First Guide to Birds of Texas” was a favorite book that David poured over as a youth. David turned his passion for birding into a career, opening his store Wild Birds Unlimited soon after graduating in 1991 from The University of Texas with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He is a member of the North Texas Master Naturalist class of 2020. David often is often found in southwest Dallas County at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and Cedar Ridge Preserve. He serves on the boards of both organizations.

Location: Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244.

 Zoom option: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rxdHGpOBSyypyycIdGlpFA.   (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

More detailshttps://members.ntmn.org/archives/440449

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Dec
10
Sat
2nd Saturday Guided Hike at the Trinity River Audubon Center
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

2nd Saturday Guided Hike at the Trinity River Audubon Center
Saturday, December 10, 2022  |  830am-930am

Hit the trails for a guided hike at Trinity River Audubon Center!

Join us for a guided hike led by our education team!  Learn about our surrounding habitat and our history while you enjoy your hike.  Open to all ages.  Entry to the grounds is included in your ticket price.

Be sure to dress for the weather, wear closed-toed-shoes, and bring your own binoculars!

Registration:  Registration is required.  Limited to 20 people.
https://trinityriver.audubon.org/events/second-saturday-guided-hike-18

Meeting Location:  Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217

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Sensational Snakes at Coppell Nature Park
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sensational Snakes at Coppell Nature Park (AT)
Saturday, December 10, 2022  |  10am-12n

Dani Crews, local reptile keeper and enthusiast, will host a seminar on identifying local snakes. She will bring in captive bred examples of some of the harmless species walkers may run into while out and about on the trails. This program is open to ages 6 and above and is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park (FCNP). 

FREE of charge.

Registration: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/coppelltx/activity/search/detail/16727?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true 

Location:
Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park, 367 South Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019

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Jan
4
Wed
Chapter Meeting Placeholder (AT)
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Details for each meeting will be added as they are finalized.

Feb
1
Wed
Chapter Meeting Placeholder (AT)
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Details for each meeting will be added as they are finalized.

Feb
27
Mon
Board Meeting
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details.

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