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Apr
24
Wed
Webinar – Invasive Bamboo Management in the Southeastern U.S.
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar – Invasive Bamboo Management in the Southeastern U.S.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This webinar, Invasive Bamboo Management in the Southeastern U.S., is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Southern Regional Extension Forestry. Participants will learn the biology, identification, and management of several common invasive bamboo species.

The webinar format is Blackboard Collaborate.

You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is not limited; however, plan to join the webinar no more than 15 minutes early so that you can register and successfully join the presentation interface. Approximately 15 minutes before this webinar’s start time, the “Join” button will be activated at this site: http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars. (Access the webinar from the drop-down menu at “Select Webinar Category,” and choose Forestry and Natural Resources.) Once the “Join” button is available, you may click the join button and begin the registration process. Additional instructions are available at the above website.

TA 4/11/19

 

NPSOT – East Dallas Chapter Meeting
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NPSOT – East Dallas Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The East Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet on April 24 at 7:00 PM. Come early for social time at 6:30. The topic will be North Haven Gardens, presented by Dana Wilson. Free and open to the public.

Location: CC Young, 4847 W. Lawther Dr. #100, Dallas 75214
Website: https://npsot.org/wp/eastdallas

TA 4/11/19

Apr
25
Thu
Garden Secrets: Hummingbird Gardening
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Garden Secrets: Hummingbird Gardening
Thursday, April 25, 2019   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Denton County Master Gardeners share tips for hummingbird gardening.

Class presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Open to all; residency not required.

Cost: Free
RSVP required. Register by email to info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org or call 972-538-5949.

Location: MCL Grand (Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater), Recital Hall, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, TX 75057
Website: http://keeplewisvillebeautiful.org

TA 4/11/19

Apr
26
Fri
City Nature Challenge
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

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 metroplex, and we have loads of naturalists who actively care about these wild areas!  Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar: Friday, April 26 through Monday, April 29.  A list of the locations of all of the Bioblitzes is listed below.

For more information about the overall City Nature Challenge: www.citynaturechallenge.org

In addition, Patti Vinson, wrote about the Challenge in the April edition of the Lake Highlands Advocate magazine. Read her story here. https://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2019/03/dallas-countdown-nature-challenge/

Name Location Date Start End
Tarleton State University TSU new campus: 10636 Old Granbury Rd, Crowley, TX 76036 4/26 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
City of Burleson Coyote Loop, Burleson: 537-501 Jennifer Dr. Burleson, TX 76028 4/26 12:00 PM 3:00 PM
Indian Trails Master Naturalists Mockingbird Nature Park: Mockingbird Lane, 1361 Onward Rd, Midlothian, TX 76065 4/26 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
City of Grapevine Parr Park: 3010 Parr Ln, Grapevine, TX 76051 4/26 7:30 PM 9:00 PM
City of Grapevine Parr Park: 3010 Parr Ln, Grapevine, TX 76051 4/27 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Cedar Ridge Preserve: 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249 4/27 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Dallas Parks and Rec Gateway Park: 2500 N Jim Miller Rd, Dallas, TX 75227 4/27 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Blackland Prairie Conservatory and Atelier Blackland Prairie Conservatory and Atelier: 9949 McCree Rd, Dallas, TX 75238 4/27 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Univerity of Texas at Dallas UT Dallas Monarch Waystation (meet at gazebo) 4/27 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area LLELA: 201 E Jones St, Lewisville, TX 75057 4/27 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
Fort Worth Nature Center Fort Worth Nature Center: 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135 4/27 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
City of Coppell Coppell Nature Park: 367 Freeport Pkwy, Coppell, TX 75019 4/27 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Twelve Hills Nature Center, North Texas Master Naturalists Twelve Hills Nature Center: 817 Mary Cliff Rd, Dallas, TX 75208 4/28 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Heard Museum Heard Museum: 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069 4/28 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
City of Grapevine Meadowmere Park: 3000 Meadowmere Ln, Grapevine, TX 76051 4/28 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area Lakewood Outdoor Learning Area: 3000 Hillbrook St, Dallas, TX 75214 4/28 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Cross Timbers Master Naturalists Chisholm Trail Community Park: 4936 McPherson Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76123 4/28 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
LLELA BioBlitz
Apr 26 all-day

LLELA BioBlitz

4/26/19 and 4/27/19 Times vary.

LLELA is having a BioBlitz April 26 and 27, 2019. The same weekend as the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge—doubling the impact. It is a public event.  For updates, check the LLELA website, https://www.llela.org/activities-programs/bioblitz

There is no fee for any BioBlitz activities beyond LLELA’s normal $5/vehicle entry fee. However, many of the hikes have limited space available and will require a ticket. Tickets will be distributed at a registration table at the event on a first-come, first-served basis…so come early if there are certain hikes you definitely want to join. A few after-hours events do require pre-registration, noted below.

Contact Lisa Cole at 972.219.3550 or lcole@cityoflewisville.com if you have questions about the BioBlitz. LLELA is also seeking volunteers to assist hike leaders in recording data (one for paper log, one for iNaturalist) for each activity below, so let us know if you’d like to help!

Friday, April 26 

2-4 p.m. Cross Timbers Forest Ecology Walk led by Master Naturalist Rich Jaynes. Meet at the Visitor Center. No pre-registration required.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Bat acoustical survey with Environmental Consultant Ryan Blankenship. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Frog Walk with Master Naturalist Scott Kiester. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

Saturday, April 27

Migratory Bird Banding Observation: 7:30-9 a.m. or 9-10:30 a.m. 10 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Bird Walk: 7:30-10:30 a.m., led by master birder Sue Yost. 30 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Wildflower Walk, with Master Naturalists Irene Hanson and Becki Bertoni. 9-11 a.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Reptile and Amphibian Walk, with herpetologist Stephen Aroussos. 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. 15 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Bittern Marsh Trailhead.

Butterfly Walk, with Master Naturalist Melanie Schuhart. 10 a.m.-noon. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Dragonfly Walk (tentative), 1-3 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Bittern Marsh Trailhead.

Spider Walk, with Fort Worth ISD’s Matt Rose. 2-4 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Bring Me a Bug, with Master Naturalist Laura Kimberly. 12-3 p.m. No tickets required. Stop by the Pavilion to pick up a net and an insect keeper and explore the Pollinator Garden and adjacent prairie restoration area. Laura will help kids of all ages identify their finds and record them in iNaturalist.

Pond Bug Sorting, with UNT biology graduate students. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No tickets required. Check out what the students found in their morning wetland invertebrate sampling. Dragonfly nymphs, snails, water scorpions, and more! They’ll be in the Pavilion.

Kids’ Corner, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Pavilion. No tickets required. Animal tracks, mammal skulls, homemade bug houses, and more.

8 p.m.-12 a.m.  Bugs in a Blanket (night insect survey at lights) with TPWD’s Sam Kieschnick. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

Contact Lisa Cole at LLELA to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.  LLELA will also be open ($5 per car) for general City Nature challenge photography and observations.

RBT 4/9/19
Amphibian Watch at White Rock Lake
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NTC Amphibian Watch at White Rock Lake

When: Friday, March 29, 2019     Approx. 7:00 PM (dusk) – 8:30 PM
Location: Sunset Bay on White Rock Lake, 830 Lawther Dr. on the east side of White Rock Lake, Dallas 75218. From Buckner Blvd., take Poppy Dr. (just north of Garland Rd.) toward the lake, then left onto E. Lawther Dr. to Sunset Bay.

Come on out to White Rock Lake and help Barbara Turner with her Amphibian Watch. It’s an amphibian “listen,” since we ID the frogs by their croaks. Barbara sends the data to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for their statewide amphibian monitoring efforts. We will begin at dusk (check your paper for sunset time) and will watch for about an hour and a half.

Barbara will be “watching” frogs each last Friday from March through October. Come out and join the fun! (And come early if you’d like to bird watch for a few minutes.) For information, contact Barbara Turner, 972-222-7321.

Website for TPWD Amphibian watch:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/amphibian_watch/

 

“Moth Night” at Mockingbird Nature Park with ITMN
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

“Moth Night” at Mockingbird Nature Park with ITMN
Friday, April 26, 2019   8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Come celebrate “Moth Night” at Mockingbird Park in Midlothian. We will attract moths with special lights for photography and identification. Bring a flashlight for the trail, plus water, insect repellent, and a camera if you wish to photograph. Everyone is invited to attend. It’s fun and free!

Sponsored by Indian Trail Master Naturalists.
Location: Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Rd., Midlothian, TX 76065
Website: http://txmn.org/indiantrail

TA2/9/19

Apr
27
Sat
LLELA BioBlitz
Apr 27 all-day

LLELA BioBlitz

4/26/19 and 4/27/19 Times vary.

LLELA is having a BioBlitz April 26 and 27, 2019. The same weekend as the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge—doubling the impact. It is a public event.  For updates, check the LLELA website, https://www.llela.org/activities-programs/bioblitz

There is no fee for any BioBlitz activities beyond LLELA’s normal $5/vehicle entry fee. However, many of the hikes have limited space available and will require a ticket. Tickets will be distributed at a registration table at the event on a first-come, first-served basis…so come early if there are certain hikes you definitely want to join. A few after-hours events do require pre-registration, noted below.

Contact Lisa Cole at 972.219.3550 or lcole@cityoflewisville.com if you have questions about the BioBlitz. LLELA is also seeking volunteers to assist hike leaders in recording data (one for paper log, one for iNaturalist) for each activity below, so let us know if you’d like to help!

Friday, April 26 

2-4 p.m. Cross Timbers Forest Ecology Walk led by Master Naturalist Rich Jaynes. Meet at the Visitor Center. No pre-registration required.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Bat acoustical survey with Environmental Consultant Ryan Blankenship. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

6:30-8:30 p.m. Frog Walk with Master Naturalist Scott Kiester. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

Saturday, April 27

Migratory Bird Banding Observation: 7:30-9 a.m. or 9-10:30 a.m. 10 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Bird Walk: 7:30-10:30 a.m., led by master birder Sue Yost. 30 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Wildflower Walk, with Master Naturalists Irene Hanson and Becki Bertoni. 9-11 a.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the river parking lot.

Reptile and Amphibian Walk, with herpetologist Stephen Aroussos. 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. 15 tickets per session. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Bittern Marsh Trailhead.

Butterfly Walk, with Master Naturalist Melanie Schuhart. 10 a.m.-noon. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Pavilion.

Dragonfly Walk (tentative), 1-3 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Bittern Marsh Trailhead.

Spider Walk, with Fort Worth ISD’s Matt Rose. 2-4 p.m. 15 tickets. Get tickets at the registration table. Tickets are first come, first served. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Bring Me a Bug, with Master Naturalist Laura Kimberly. 12-3 p.m. No tickets required. Stop by the Pavilion to pick up a net and an insect keeper and explore the Pollinator Garden and adjacent prairie restoration area. Laura will help kids of all ages identify their finds and record them in iNaturalist.

Pond Bug Sorting, with UNT biology graduate students. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No tickets required. Check out what the students found in their morning wetland invertebrate sampling. Dragonfly nymphs, snails, water scorpions, and more! They’ll be in the Pavilion.

Kids’ Corner, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Pavilion. No tickets required. Animal tracks, mammal skulls, homemade bug houses, and more.

8 p.m.-12 a.m.  Bugs in a Blanket (night insect survey at lights) with TPWD’s Sam Kieschnick. **Pre-registration required, contact lcole@cityoflewisville.com.

Contact Lisa Cole at LLELA to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.  LLELA will also be open ($5 per car) for general City Nature challenge photography and observations.

RBT 4/9/19
Bird Walk at CRP
Apr 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Bird Walk at CRP 
Saturday, April 27, 2019     7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Bird Walk at Cedar Ridge Preserve is free and open to the public, but for adults only, please.

For more information: Tom Willard  thikesto@aol.com  469-766-7572

Location: Cedar Ridge Preserve, 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas 75249
Web site: www.audubondallas.org

TA 4/11/19

Native Landscape Certification Program
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Native Landscape Certification Program
Saturday, April 27, 2019     8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Level 1 class of the Native Landscape Certification Program, Introduction to Native Landscapes, will be held April 27 in Fredericksburg. This class covers the benefits of including and preserving native plants in landscapes and building wildlife habitat; distinguishing between sustainable and conventional development; and the Texas ecoregion, including soil type. The class consists of an indoor training session and a 2-hour outdoor plant walk. The class is sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT).

Fee: $45

For more information and to register: http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/

Registration is also open for these NLCP classes:
April 27 – Level 2, Houston
May 4 – Level 1, in Canyon Lake
May 4 – Level 3, in Dallas
May 4 – Level 2, in Georgetown
May 11 – Level 3, in San Antonio
May 18 – Level 2, in Georgetown
May 19 – Level 3, in Dallas
June 22 – Level 2, in Fort Worth
Above classes also approved for 6 hours AT.

Only participants who have completed Level 1 may attend Level 2 or Level 3. Fee for Level 2 or 3 is $50 for NPSOT members or $65 for non-members.

Location: Central Texas Electric Cooperative, 386 Friendship Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

TA 2/9/19

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