Jan 5 2019

City of Mansfield: Holiday Grease Roundup - Mansfield (Thru Jan. 7)

Nov 26 2018 - 12:00am to Jan 7 2019 - 12:00am
Environmental Collection Center
616 S. Wisteria St.
Mansfield , TX

Grease clogs your pipes and can even cause sewer backups. Protect your home, city and environment by recycling it during this collection event.

Follow the signs on Wisteria Street and drop off your used cooking oil at the collection station outside the gate by the dumpster.

Oil will be accepted 24 hours, Nov. 6, 2018 through Jan. 7, 2019.

Info: (817) 728-3610, or email Rebecca Sales at Rebecca.Sales@mansfieldtexas.gov

Connemara Meadow: Bird Walk - Allen

Jan 5 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Connemara Meadow
601 Alma Dr
Allen , TX

Join Gailon Brehm and Rodney Thomas, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society, on this monthly bird walk. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls. Expect about 30-plus species.

All ages are welcome. Long pants, closed-toe shoes sunscreen and insect repellent recommended. Meet at the Meadow Preserve Parking Lot Public Gate at Alma and Tatum Road.

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Noah Strycker, Birding Record Holder - Fort Worth

Jan 5 2019 - 10:00am
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 100
Ft Worth , TX

Noah Strycker, former world big year record holder (2015-6,042 species), presents "Birding Without Borders -To See The World One Bird At A Time"

In 2015, Noah Strycker set himself a lofty goal: to become the first person to see half the planet’s birds in one year. For 365 days, with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, he traveled across 41 countries and all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species—at the time the biggest birding year on record.  This is no travelogue or glorified checklist. Noah ventures deep into a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation, conservation triumphs, common and iconic species and scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe. By pursuing the freest creatures on the planet, he gains a unique perspective on the world they share with us—and offers a hopeful message that even as many birds face an uncertain future, more people than ever are working to protect them. Small continental breakfast available and Noah will be selling and autographing his book “Birding Without Borders” for $15 (cash or check). 



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Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Nature Walk - Lewisville

Jan 5 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E. Jones St.
Lewisville , TX

Animal tracks, deer trails, trees with personality, singing birds – we never know what we’ll find on our nature walk! The walk will last about 2 hours.  All ages are welcome. Wear closed-toe shoes; bring a water bottle. Meet at the Cicada Pavilion; Gatehouse staff can direct you.

Free with gate admission ($5 per car, cash or check only). Registration not required.

Info: 972-219-3550 M-F or 972-219-7980 on weekends.

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Fort Worth Nature Center: Secret Lives of Skunks - Fort Worth

Jan 5 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Discover the fascinating world of skunks. Learn about their behavior in the wild, complete a craft to take home and meet a real live skunk. 

$5 with paid admission.