Feb 17 2018

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 16 2018 - 7:00am to Feb 19 2018 - 11:45pm

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Participate for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 16-19, 2018. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Count from any location.

See how to get started.

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Friends of O.S.Gray Natural Area: Great Backyard Bird Count - Arlington

Feb 17 2018 - 7:30am to 9:30am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

We’ll have a guided bird walk and count led by our most excellent birder and past Audubon Society President Charley Amos. Bring your binoculars and camera.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

O.S. Gray Natural has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Community Work Day - Dallas

Feb 17 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Rd
Dallas , TX

We'll plant native grasses and flowers and spread seeds for prairie wildflowers. We'll remove invasive plants, spread mulch on low areas of the paths, and do other general spring clean-up tasks.

Your work will improve the prairie habitat for wildlife, for school children who visit to learn about the natural world and for visitors who are taking a pleasant walk in nature. 

Info: Annemarie Bristow, annemariebristow@gmail.com or 972-400-2969

ACTION ALERT! Indivisible Denton: Denton Divestment Day - Denton

Feb 17 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Denton Courthouse Square Denton , TX

A day of action and education in resistance to the GOP agenda that undermines the environment and enriches big oil companies. Learn why and how to divest personal and business funds from the institutions that invest in the fossil fuel industry. 

An acoustic performance by Olivia Justice Countryman, short speeches by environmentalist/community activist/political candidates, information tables, theatrical performances of an original Greek Tragedy play and a spirited but peaceful march around the square.  

This event is hosted by the Environmental Committee of Indivisible Denton. Co-hosts include 350 Dallas, Veterans for Peace, Society of Native Nations, CodePink/Dallas, College Democrats of the University of North Texas, The Environmental Justice & Sustainability Committee of the Dallas Peace & Justice Center, and the Texas Drought Project.

NOTE: Inclement weather may force a postponement. Please monitor our FB page.

Info: dddindivisible@gmail.com

Trinity Haymarket: Garden Readiness Class - Dallas

Feb 17 2018 - 10:00am
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas , TX

This class will cover: simple, effective soil amendments to ramp up a rich growing medium and why; which seeds to sow directly into the garden, and which ones do better as transplants; and how to decide what to plant and when. We'll also mention plants that work well together, as well as ways to keep your garden going while conserving water.

$10. Purchase online or at the door.

RSVP:  214 202-2163

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Great Backyard Bird Count - Cedar Hill

Feb 17 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Whether you're a beginner or advanced birder, this citizen science project is the perfect opportunity to learn about birds in your backyard. No registration necessary.

GROW North Texas: Seed Sort Extravaganza 2 - Dallas

Feb 17 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Owenwood Missional Campus
1451 John West
Dallas , TX

Do you know someone who could use a pound of free seeds? Well show up to our seed sort and help us go through a 4 donation pallets of seeds and walk away with a pound of free seeds of your choosing. Heirloom, Organic, Sow Easy, floral and so many more to choose from. Something for all ages to participate in!

Marshall Grain: Organic Lawn Care - Grapevine

Feb 17 2018 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 William D. Tate
Grapevine , TX

Mark Hill from Good Natured gardening products will cover organic pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control options, including corn gluten meal and horticultural vinegar. He’ll tell you when to fertilize and how often. And he’ll explain the differences between fertilizers for spring, summer, and fall.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Star Party - Valley View

Feb 17 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch
100 PW 4153
Valley View , TX

Come out and enjoy the stars! Brookhaven College’s astronomy classes will be setting up their telescopes and invite park visitors to look through them. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the dark skies of Johnson Branch with just your eyes, too! Make sure to dress warmly.

Please do not use your flashlights and lanterns in the Observing area. Flashlights with a red filter are okay. 

Location: The Observing area will be located in the parking lot across from the Kid Fish Pond. 

Park admission. $7/adults. Children 12 and under free.