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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
White Rock Creek Trail Cleanup
When: Any Saturday in March, contact FriendsWRCT@gmail.com to select your day and site.
NTMN can log VH to Dallas Parks and Open Spaces
Nature Journaling at Twelve Hills Nature Center
Tandy Hills Prairie Sky/Star Party (FYI)
Saturday, March 25, 2023 7:00 PM or after dark
The Fort Worth Astronomical Society presents their Saturday star party at Tandy Hills Natural Area. Free and open to the public. Family/kid friendly, no dogs, please. Coolers welcome. Event cancelled if the sky is cloudy.
The Fort Worth Astronomical Society is one of the first adult astronomy clubs formed in the U.S. (in 1949) and one of the largest. Members will have several telescopes set up at Tandy Hills for viewing the night sky. For more information: http://tandyhills.org/events/prairie-sky-star-party and http://fortworthastro.com/etiquette.html
Location: Tandy Hills Natural Area, 3400 View St., Fort Worth, TX 76103
Friends of Tandy Hills: http://www.tandyhills.org
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) Saturday (VH)
First Saturday of the Month, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday Strike Force:
If you have been looking for a chance to volunteer at LLELA on the weekend, this is it.
Beginning February 4, 2023 and on the first Saturday of the month thereafter, volunteers can participate in the once a month Saturday Strike Force focusing on removal of invasive species. Controlling invasive plants is as vital to LLELA’s restoration efforts as growing and planting native species.
First up will be removing Chinese privet along Stewart Creek. The “Plant of the Month” may vary. Spring could find the team pulling bastard cabbage on the dam or along the roadside or chasing down Brazilian vervain anywhere it comes up or possibly working with some of the senior volunteers to treat Johnson grass around the property or Japanese honeysuckle along the Blackjack Trail.
Angela Lewallen, Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist and member of the Lewisville Parks Board will coordinate the effort. All Master Naturalist chapters as well as other volunteers are welcome.
LLELA contact: To get involved email Angela at email@example.com
NTMN project lead: Haley Daniels, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization website: http://www.llela.org
The team will meet at 9:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the LLELA office complex.
Location: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville 75057. The entrance to LLELA is at the intersection of Jones and Kealy, 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, TX. GPS may lead you astray; for best directions link to https://www.llela.org/about-llela/site-specific-pages/find-us. Inform the gate attendant you will be volunteering. Just after passing the gate house, make the right turn into the gravel parking lot for the Blackjack Trail, and LLELA offices, visitor center, classroom, and nursery complex.
Report VH to Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA): Natural Resources Management
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Vice President at email@example.com for meeting details.
Details for each meeting will be added as they are finalized.
NTMN April Chapter Meeting – The Importance of Private Land Conservation in Texas
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 7pm-830pm (social/camera roll begins at 630pm)
Amber Arseneaux, North Texas Program Director for the Texas Land Conservancy (TLC), will speak about protecting land for future generations and the use of tools such as conservation easements. TLC is a nonprofit land trust, founded by Ned Fritz in 1982. The mission of the TLC is to conserve natural areas in Texas and to protect the physical and ecological integrity of their wildlife habitat, native plant communities, and scenic landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations. TLC protects more than 146,000 acres of land in Texas.
Location: Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Zoom Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kR9icnOmTW2Me519BHPCww
More details: https://public.ntmn.org/archives/429003
Guided Hike at Coppell Nature Park
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 6pm-7pm
Join the Friends of Coppell Nature Park (FCNP) for a guided hike to discover the wonders of our local ecosystem. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers are asked to wear protective clothing and bring a water bottle. This program is hosted by the Friends of Coppell Nature Park (FCNP).
FREE of charge.
Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park, 367 South Freeport Parkway, Coppell, TX 75019
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Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Bird Walk
When: Sunday, April 30th, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Kiest Conservation Area, 2179 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75224
Sponsored by: The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jon Papp)
Guides: Carrie Robinson & Ben Sandifer
Cost: Free, no registration required
Join us for a walk through the woods and native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area in Oak Cliff. Our guides are Carrie Robinson and Ben Sandifer, both North Texas Master Naturalists. Carrie is currently Volunteer Service Project Director for NTMN. She is a certified North Central Texas Master Birder and has been guiding walks with children and adults in the DFW area, collaborating with local organizations such as Trinity River Audubon, Perot Center Museum, Dallas Parks and Audubon Dallas. Ben is and author, photographer and environmental advocate for parks and open spaces. He is also a certified Master Birder as well as a certified Stream Team volunteer monitoring water quality at numerous locations in the Trinity River Watershed. He was the 2015 DFW Sustainable Leadership Volunteer of the year and was awarded 2019 Texas Citizen Scientist of the year by the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.
With many years of experience and an inordinate fondness for nature in general they will be sharing their wealth of knowledge on our walk through the Kiest Conservation Area.
The conservation area is an 88 acre tract of land with an island of native Texas prairie. Over 150 wildflower and grass species were identified by master naturalist legend Jim Varnum eight years ago. While you’re there, visit the newly opened mile long Meadow Loop Trail. Everyone is invited to attend, and there is no charge. Closed toed shoes are recommended. Water and insect repellant will be provided. The parking area is in the field at the southeast corner of the intersection of Hampton Rd. and Keist Blvd. Park next to the kiosk.
Note: The above address for the Conservation Area is the address for the tennis center within the Conservation Area. Do not park there. Instead you will need to go another quarter mile to the intersection of Hampton Rd and Kiest Blvd and enter the parking area (off Hampton) at the southeast corner of that intersection. Park by the kiosk. Sponsored by the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks.