Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

Andrew Brinker, science/biology teacher at R.L. Paschal High School, along with a few of his students, will discuss the Trinity River Turtle Survey. The primary goal of the project is to involve R.L. Paschal High School students in scientific research. Although catching turtles is a ton of fun, we have also been busy with publications and presentations (several of which have students as authors!). They will be bringing live turtles too!

Potluck at 6:30 with meeting to follow. Bring a dish to share. Drinks provided. Bring your own cup please.

Join a naturalist to see who wakes up as the sun goes down. We will use flashlights to look for the shining eyes of mammals like deer, raccoons, and opossums. We will also keep an ear out for owls calling to their mates. Meet at the Front Gate. Pre-registration required. $10 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS $5.

Brent Franklin had spent many hours studying Odonates, and has identified a couple of uncommon species at SWNP. He'll share his insights and slides with us.

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

Birder Jim Frisinger shares bird tally trends at the Southwest Nature Preserve, since 2007. This program will be a good follow up to the Great Backyard Bird Count - being held at the Preserve on Feb 16.

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

A conservationist and America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the world’s most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author, and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds.

Info: james.hollis@uta.edu

Join Gail Manning, entomologist at the Botanic Garden for 13 years, and discover how your garden can become not only a haven for you and your plants but also a habitat for birds, insects and butterflies. Learn how to incorporate feeders and birdhouses into your garden plan and learn which plants will attract beneficial insects and butterflies. Start planning now and enjoy the wildlife in your garden all year long.

$25.

Learn about plans for outreach and a cats of Texas training class. All welcome.

Led by Ben Sandifer, Master Birder, we will see lots of birds and more: a Great Blue Heron Rookery, raptors, beaver lodges and a wide variety of other sights and sounds. Expect a mile or two of walking on paved and uneven natural surfaces.

Bring binoculars and a camera for birds and wildflowers, water and insect repellent; wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Check out Ben's blog for local hikes, history and wildlife!

 

Talk by Ryan Giesecke of Trinity BeeKeepers Association DFW for people who are not beekeepers to learn more about bees, their behavior, what a hive split looks like, what a true hive relocation would look like and questions to ask a relocating company before having them move the hive.

Info: Teena,  teena@raindroptexas.com or 214-289-8353

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Featured speaker:  Dr. Claire Curry, University of Oklahoma. See website for more info as available.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, scotthf4law@gmail.com

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