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Project WILD Workshop
Friday, July 8, 2022 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Project WILD, a Texas Parks and Wildlife project, is “Wildlife in Learning Design.” It is a wildlife-based conservation and environmental education program for students Kindergarten through Grade 12. It emphasizes awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. It can be used by classroom teachers, environmental educators, park and nature center personnel, and anyone who works with children.
Fee $35 Pre-registration required by June 29
More information and registration: https://tpwd.texas.gov/calendar/education/project-wild-workshop-18
Location: San Marcos Discovery Center, 430 Riverside Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666
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Birding in the Park with Fort Worth Audubon Society
Saturday, July 9, 2022 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Birding in the Park is held every month by the Fort Worth Audubon Society. Meet at Foster Park, Trail Lake Drive and South Drive, one mile north of I-20. This is a great field trip for beginning birders, led by Jean Ferguson. Jean will have extra binoculars for beginners. Meeting time for June through September will be 7:30 AM. Please RSVP to Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Foster Park, Trail Lake Drive at South Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109
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Insect and Nature Walk at Furneaux Creek
Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Join the Friends of Furneaux Creek Nature Trail on a Second Saturday Insect and Nature Walk with Greg. Meet at 8:00 AM at the kiosk (the one with the monarch butterfly wing on the side!) on the Trail along Arbor Creek Drive, approximately at the intersection of Arbor Creek and Robin Hill Lane, near Branch Hollow Park. Check the FoFC Facebook page for last-minute weather cancellations.
Location: Arbor Creek Drive at Branch Hollow Park, Carrollton, TX 75007
Organization website: http://www.fcnaturetrail.org
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The Texas Tried & True: Proven Perennials for Summer at NHG
Saturday, July 09, 2022 | 930am-11am
Need plants that can handle our summers?
Be with us when NHG’s Education and Outreach Coordinator Rusty E. Allen highlights a new batch of the ‘Texas Tried & True’ with our favorite tough, drought tolerant, native or well-adapted solution plants that perform consistently in the soils and climate of North Texas. These plants survive on very low maintenance, with many providing valuable benefits to local wildlife.
This seasonal class includes a ‘plant showcase’ of what’s in stock right now that’s perfect for planting for our hot Texas weather. Learn the different types of perennials, and how to maintain them for great results, year after year. Need a personal recommendation? Don’t miss this popular, free class.
Location: North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230
A TICKET IS REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE A SEAT. As attendance is limited, we encourage you to register early and read our newly updated ticketing procedures.
For more details and to register, go to:
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Things That Go Bump in the Night at Hagerman NWR
Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
The Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Second Saturday lecture topic is “Things That Go Bump in the Night: The Fascinating World of Bats,” with Dr, Byron Clark. Read more about Dr. Clark and his presentation at https://friendsofhagerman.com/second-saturday. Program is free, open to the public, and meets at the Visitor Center. Registration not needed.
Location: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092
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Tandy Hills Prairie Sky/Star Party (FYI)
Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:00 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
Birding at the Beds with Fort Worth Audubon Society
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:30 AM – 9:30 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.
Times for June through September are 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM, and we will be birding VCDB exclusively. 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
Nature of Oak Point Park Guided Walk (AT)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 830am-10am
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to get outside early for a guided walk through the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve led by BPTMN member, Carol Clark.
5901 Los Rios Boulevard (Between Jupiter and Parker Road)
Plano, TX 75074 – Tel. 972-941-7529
Link to Map
Description: Walk along beautiful Rowlett Creek, through an old growth forest, or amble through a meadow of prairie wildflowers. The beauty and diversity of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve will amaze you on this guided walk. Learn about the birds, plants, animals, and more, including their names, historic uses, and hidden secrets. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required: https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/planoparksandrec/activity/search/detail/45001?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true
Dress: Long pants; boots or closed-toe shoes
Bring: Mask; water; hat; sunscreen; insect repellant
For More Information: Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve | Plano, TX – Official Website
Carol Clark has been a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas for 20 years, and is a Texas Master Naturalist (BPMN). She is also a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, TWP volunteer and co-administrator for Texas Native Bee Co-op, a wildlife refuge owner and operator, and a Texas Bluebird Society member.
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North Texas Master Naturalists and Texas Parks and Wildlife are hosting this Landowners Workshop on July 16. It will include an overview of wildlife tax valuation, managing land for birds, biology of bobcats and coyotes, the importance of prairies, and how to use apps to identify wildlife.
The workshop is designed for landowners but all who are interested are welcome! The workshop is open to the public.
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75252
For more information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landowner-workshop-registration-369531678197
NTMN volunteers: The workshop is complimentary for volunteers, and you do not need to register if you are signed up as a volunteer. However, you can count as AT only those sessions you attend when not working your volunteer shift. List sessions attended.
Poisonous Mushrooms: Understanding their Toxins Hybrid Workshop
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This class is presented by the North Texas Mycological Association and is taught by Dr. Denis R. Benjamin. Learn more about the class and about Dr. Benjamin at the registration site below.
The class will be held live via Zoom and in person at the AgriLife offices in North Dallas. Attendance at the in-person class is limited.
Fee: $15, members $7
At the site below, register for either the in-person class or the online class. When you purchase an online class ticket, you will receive a Zoom link.
Location of in-person class: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 6820 LBJ Fwy., Suite 3200, Dallas 75240
Organization website: https://northtexasmycology.org
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