Apr 29 2018

George W. Bush Presidential Center: Bluebonnet Tours - Dallas (Thru June 2)

Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 12:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

Enjoy docent-guided bluebonnet tours in the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center. The park features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

The free tours of the Native Texas Park are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting. Usually lasting between 30 and 40 minutes, visitors are guided through the winding network of walking trails. Space is limited and tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a large group, call 214-346-1650 or email bush43visitors@nara.gov.

iNaturalist: 2018 City Nature Challenge - DFW (Thru April 30)

Apr 27 2018 - 7:00am to Apr 30 2018 - 11:45pm
DFW TX

On April 27 – 30, 2018, 65 cities in 17 countries around the world will participate in the third annual City Nature Challenge. 

It’s easy to participate, no matter where you live:

• If you’re in one of the 10 counties surrounding DFW, make observations using the iNaturalist app or through the website ake a picture of a wild animal, plant, or fungi, upload it to iNaturalist, and the online community will help you accurately identify the species. 

• The DFW project will automatically grab the observations made within the area.  There’s no need to ask participants to join the project, unless they want to watch updates fly in.

•  Organize a nature walk or a bioblitz at a public park or nature center/preserve. You can work with a park board or with a nature center to make this even more of a public event. 

• No matter where in the state you live you can help identify observations being uploaded by City Nature Challenge participants in DFW on the “Identify” page.

The data generated from this event will help researchers, land managers and policy makers here in DFW. 

Info: Sam Kieschnick,Sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov or 972-293-3841

iNaturalist: DFW City Nature Challenge - DFW

Apr 27 2018 - 7:00am to Apr 30 2018 - 11:45pm
DFW-wide TX

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Audubon Society and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth will count during the four day challenge.

Info: Sam Kieschnick, Sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov

High Hope Ranch: A Taste of the Camino - Glen Rose

Apr 27 2018 - 4:00pm to Apr 29 2018 - 4:00pm
High Hope Ranch Guest Houses Glen Rose , TX

A mini-pilgrimage reminiscent of Spain's Camino de Santiago. Spend a weekend with fellow 'peregrinos' hiking the trails of High Hope Ranch and Fossil Rim's Overlook getting a taste of the 500-mile, 1,000-year-old pilgrimage along northern Spain.  Package price includes meals, snacks, hiking Friday afternoon-early evening, Saturday (up to 9 miles), and Sunday morning, maps, a pasaporte and 'albergue-style' accommodations Friday and Saturday evenings. Early Bird discounts available until Feb. 28. Housing upgrades available in ranch guest houses. 

Info: Sandy Skrei. stay@highhoperanch.com, cell: 512-554-7421, office, 254-898-4296.

North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists - Tree ID (Advanced Training) - Garland

Apr 29 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
1770 Holford Rd
Garland , TX

Advanced Training

Identification of some common north Texas trees using key developed by Anne Curtin and Rick Murphy. Course covers some basic terminology, use of the key and identification in the field. 

Class presented by the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists in conjunction with the Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest.

Info: David Parrish dparrish1953@yahoo.com or Anne Curtin anne.curtin@yahoo.com

Report hours to AT: NTX: Other Pre-approved Training (Approved for 1.5 hours AT) Does not include drive time.