Mar 2 2019

Acton Nature Center of Hood County: First Saturday Bird Walk - Granbury

Mar 2 2019 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Acton Nature Center of Hood County
6900 Smokey Hill Ct
Granbury , TX

If you have them, bring binoculars and a field guide to stroll along and learn with Billy Teels.

Dallas Trekkers: Hike Cameron Park - Waco

Mar 2 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Cameron Park Waco , TX

Hike the up-and-down rolling hills in Cameron Park along the hike/bike trails passing several overlooks. Walk includes a small section of residential streets. A 5K alternate route featuring less nature trails and more residential will be available.

Hiking sticks would be helpful although boots not required. We will be sharing the trail with bikes and possibly horses.

5K-10K

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Penitentiary Hollow Hike - Dallas

Mar 2 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Lake Mineral Wells State Park Mineral Wells , TX

Jeff Quayle will be leading an adventurous hike to Lake Mineral Wells State Park to Penitentiary Hollow. This will be a moderate hike through Penitentiary Hollow. Hiking boots, long pants and a long sleeve shirt or dressing in layers is preferred, so be prepared for a lot of exploring off of the main trails. Weather permitting. Trees and understory species should be leafing out, so we may be dodging some brush and greenbriar. Be prepared to explore some nook and crannies of the hollows. We will be observing our native ferns in the area and other natives in the park. And a few rare species in the park will be discussed.

RSVP Jeff squaylei2000@gmail.com. Meet in the parking lot to the picnic area/Penitentiary Hollow by 10 a.m.

City of Plano: Composting Fair (Family Friendly!)- Plano

Mar 2 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano , TX

Rotate through all of our learning stations to learn what to put into and what to leave out of your compost pile at this family friendly comost fair.

Learn how to safely and effectively compost your food waste – so you’ll never feel guilty about throwing away those wilted salad bits. 

It’s a come-and-go event so spend as much (or as little) time as you like trying these fun activities:

·        Feeding and petting our worm friends

·        Helping to build an indoor worm habitat

·        Helping to build compost piles from your yard trimmings - and other weird household stuff

·        Making (and taking) wildflower seed balls

·        Making compost tea to help our garden grow

·        Being a citizen scientist and helping us to take the temperature of our compost pile.

Register here to ensure there are enough materials on hand for everyone to participate. We hope to see all of our little friends (and their grown-ups) in two weeks. Remember: Come dressed to get your hands a little bit dirty!

Carolina Anemone Scavenger Hunt BioBlitz - Mansfield

Mar 2 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Mansfield City Cemetery
Cemetery Rd
Mansfield , TX

The spring flowers are starting to bloom across Texas and we need your help to find and document a not-so-common species of Anemone, Anemone caroliniana, or the Carolina Anemone.

Learn what to look for and participate in a Scavenger Hunt BioBlitz where we will visit other nearby locations looking specifically for the Carolina Anemone.  (Bring a sack lunch with you, too!)  Afterward, we will be looking for volunteers to visit locations throughout DFW during the spring blooming period to find as many new locations as we can!

Info: Kimberlie Sasan at kimberlietx@gmail.com

Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Keyhole Gardening - Denton

Mar 2 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

This class will provide you the basics of keyhole gardening, as well as, what are some of the best practices. It will be taught by Master Gardener Brigid Corbett.

Turn Lucas Green: First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling Drop-Off - Allen

Mar 2 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Starburck
2680 Lucas Rd
Allen , TX

First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling Drop Off

Open to all regardless of residency 

Please bring your clean #6 Styrofoam to be recycled! 

Common items accepted are:

-egg cartons

-meat trays

- fast food clam shell containers

-cups

-packing materials

 

We CANNOT accept packing peanuts and certain other packing materials.

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Seed Swap Party - Dallas

Mar 2 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
MLK Jr Branch Public Library
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dallas , TX

Meet fellow gardners and learn about urban gardening in Dallas. Share seeds and gardening tips. The Seed Library at the Dallas Public Library will provide a variety of free seeds. If you would like to bring your own seeds, envelopes and blank labels will be provided.