Nov 18 2017

Great Seed Bomb: Wildflower Workshops - Dallas (Thru Dec. 9)

Nov 10 2017 - 12:00pm to Dec 9 2017 - 12:00pm
See website for locations Dallas , TX

Join The Great Seed Bomb as it rolls across Dallas, Tx with a series of free wildflower seedball workshops from Nov. 11 - Dec. 9!. Participants and volunteers will learn how to source materials and manufacture seedballs by hand and with a tumbler, get acquainted with Dallas' urban farm and conservation leaders on their own turf, and practice their new seedball making skills with materials that will be used to jumpstart a pocket prairie along the Trinity Forest Trails. This is your opportunity to be a part of creating a living (and life-giving) art installation that will sustain itself for years to come. 

4 Workshops and one seedball throw finale are scheduled. See website for details.

 

Trinity River Audubon Center: Early Morning Birding - Dallas

Nov 18 2017 - 7:00am to 9:00am
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas , TX

Bring your binoculars and bird book. There will be some to borrow. Expert birders will lead you on a guided birding hike through the trails of the Great Trinity Forest.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Cedar Ridge Preserve Workday - Dallas

Nov 18 2017 - 8:00am
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX

We will help restore a Blackland Prairie parcel that has had no attention since the 1990s. Volunteers will plant 250 one-gallon pots of native grasses and forbs. Jobs include moving plants, digging holes, prepping soil, planting and watering. Wear long pants and hiking boots. Hats and sunglasses recommended. Bring a water bottle and insect repellent.

Info: Tom Willard, thikesto@aol.com or 469-766-7572,

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Bunker's Pond Trail Walk - Seagoville

Nov 18 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

Join us on Bunker's Pond Trail and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area as we walk this 1.8 mile loop trail. The trail begins with a walk through a forested area to a true bottom land hardwood forest, then follows the East Fork on the Trinity River and ends on the Wetland levee roads. This trail is great for families and those who are intersested in learning about native trees, flowers and animals.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Our Wintering Birds - Southlake

Nov 18 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Dr. Ray Chancellor discusses how the winter months can be filled with more than 150 species of birds that can be enjoyed even on the coldest days. Learn what can seen when walking the many trails in our local park lands. Learn the key species to look for and how best to attract them to your own back yard. If you are a beginning birder or an experienced one, you will find the program just for you.

Dr. Chancellor, a Southlake naturalist/ecologist, has observed and photographed birds in Southlake continuously for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he conducted bird banding studies for 25 years. As a naturalist, his presentation will focus on the local ecosystem and how you can use the knowledge of it to create a better wildlife backyard habitat or simply to better enjoy the local trails. His will use his photographs taken locally to highlight the beauty and wonder found around the Lake Grapevine area.

There will have supervised bird-themed crafts and activities set up separately for kids 4 and up.

$5-$7.

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