Jan 17 2018

City of Lewisville: Migratory Bird Info - Lewisville

Jan 17 2018 - 6:00pm
Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater
100 N. Charles St Black Box Theater
Lewisville , TX

The focus of this meeting will be about nesting birds like egrets and herons. City staff and a wildlife biologist from Texas Parks and Wildlife will address issues associated with these birds. Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, these nesting birds are federally protected, which means neither residents nor the city can do anything to disturb them once they have started nesting.

Texas is a major route for migratory birds shuttling between the U.S. and Canada, and this springtime event can impact residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Once they do nest, these birds provide challenges such as noise, odor, and significant amounts of excrement on streets, sidewalks, cars, mailboxes, houses and businesses.

The city of Lewisville needs help from residents to address these challenges proactively. Residents are encouraged to protect their trees and remain vigilant in observing bird activity in their neighborhood. The city has set up a website to educate residents on what can and cannot be done with these birds. 

Info: Manager of Health and Animal Services, Chris McGinn, 972-219-3484

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Bees and Beekeeping - Fort Worth

Jan 17 2018 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Azalea Rm
Ft Worth , TX

Richard Threlkeld, a Texas Master Beekeeper and member of Metro Beekeepers' Association, will talk about beekeeping, the state of the species and pollination.