The events posted on this page are open to the public. Events which are coordinated by organizations other than NTMN might be changed or canceled without notice to us. You should always check with the organization in charge to ensure that the event hasn’t changed.
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Ecosystems of North Texas
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
What did North Texas look like 300 years ago? How many species live in Texas? Learn about our natural ecosystems. Free and open to the public.
Location: South Irving Library, Meeting Room #1, 601 Schulze Dr., Irving, TX 75060
Register by contacting Emily Asbury, City of Irving, 972-721-2687
NPAT Dallas Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Blackland Native Prairies Association of Texas Dallas Chapter invites you to their December meeting. The topic will be “Native Hunters, Prairies and Bison,” presented by SMU archaeologist Christopher Roos.
Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The topic of the Blackland Prairie MN December chapter meeting is “Fire Ecology of the Blackland Prairie and How Prescribed Fire is Being Used to Restore the Prairie,” presented by Brandon Belcher. 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, December 10, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Dallas Sierra Club will meet on December 10. The topic will be Update om the City of Dallas Climate and Energy Initiatives, presented by Susan Alvarez of the City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability.
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, 3399 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch 75244
Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Trinity Valley Beekeepers meet on second Tuesdays. Meetings are free and open to everyone. The December meeting topic TBD.
Location: The Point at C.C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas 75214
Birding at the Beds with Fort Worth Audubon Society
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Join Jim Sipiora for a bird walk at the birding “hotspot,” Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington. Park in the parking lot of the Dunlop Sports Center on the South side of Green Oaks Blvd. between Davis St. and Fielder Road. The entrance to Village Creek Drying Beds is across the street.
October-May we will bird Dunlop Sports Park from 7:15 to 8:30 AM; then bird Village Creek from 8:30 to 11:00 AM. Bring water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Make sure all valuables in your vehicle are placed out of sight prior to arriving at the parking lot.
Meeting Location: J.W. Dunlop Sports Center, 1500 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76012
Fort Worth Audubon Website: http://www.fwas.org
Webinar – Pruning Update
Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This webinar, “Pruning Update,” is part of the Urban Forestry Today webinar series. The presenter of this month’s webinar is Dr. Ed Gilman of the University of Florida.
To join the webinar, go to http://www.joinwebinar.com and enter the ID Code 458-018-411.
Bird Walk at LLELA
Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder to explore birding locations along LLELA’s nature trails. Ages 10 and up. Wear closed-toe shoes; bring a water bottle.
Free with gate admission ($5 per car, cash or check only). Registration not required.
For more information call 972-219-3550 M-F or 469-635-5483 on weekends.
Location: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville 75057
Organization web site: http://www.llela.org
Birding Tour at White Rock Lake
When: Saturday, December 14, 8-9:00am (Meet in front of the pump station at 7:45am)
Where: 2900 White Rock Rd.
For the Dallas Public Library, Natha Taylor is leading a free birding tour at White Rock Lake.
No experience required! Bring binoculars if you have them, along with a bird field guide or smartphone with a bird identification app installed (Natha recommends iBird Pro, but there also free apps available.)
Meet in front of the White Rock Pump Station at 7:45 a.m.
Parking is available in the lot in front of the White Rock Boathouse (2920 White Rock Road) north of the Pump Station.
If the weather looks questionable in the hours leading up to the tour start time, please call Dallas Public Library’s Business, Science, and Technology Division at 214-670-1608 to check on the tour’s status.
Second Saturday Bird Walk at Heard Museum
Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Join our Second Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard. If you’ve ever had an interest in birding but haven’t known where to start, this is a great opportunity to learn some basics. This is also a great program for those who have been birding for a while and would like some pointers. Second Saturday Bird Walks are presented by Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) naturalists Gailon Brehm and Rodney Thomas and are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques.
No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 AM). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members. Second Saturday Bird Walks are offered September through May each year.
Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069