Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

Carol Roark and Lon Burnam visited India on the Sierra Club's "Treasures, Tigers, and the Taj Mahal, India" trip in February 2019. Carol will share her photographs of wild tigers (!) and other wildlife along with India's cultural treasures and daily life. They'll both talk about the important issues facing India in the twenty-first century.

The symposium promotes the conservation of bluebirds and teaches the public how to attract and provide quality habitat for bluebirds across Texas.

Topics include Bluebird Basics, House Sparrow Control, Birding in Texas and Planting for Bluebirds Success. Information on Cornell Lab of Ornithology NestWatch and a Nestbox Building Workshop will also be offered.

Learn more about bats and the conservation efforts taking place to help spread the word about this amazing mammal. Meet some bats from Bat World Sanctuary and then go on a night hike to listen for and possibly spot bats in our park. Best suited for ages 12 and up.

Cost: Discovery Room admission, $3-$5.

Info or RSVP: 817-860-6752. Space is limited.

Sher Dunaway

There are a total of 629 common bugs and Insects found in Texas in the Insect Identification database. Master Naturalist Judy Meagher will present a 1-hour PowerPoint about insects and then a 1-hour tour through the Nature Park pointing out the valuable contribution of nature's bugs. 

Free. Registration required.

Check out the chapter's projects. Learn how to become a master naturalist. 20th anniversary celebration. Free.

9:30 a.m. Social

10:30 a.m. Program

Info: Fran Witte, recycling_emma@yahoo.com

Rain date for Rogers Wildlife Center open house. Tour the wildlife rehabilitation center, overseen by Kathy Rogers, which specializes in treating birds.

The North Texas Water Garden Society pond tour features 40 ponds across DFW. Go to NTWGS.org to purchase a tour guide for $20, which entitles a whole carload of people to tour for the weekend, June 8-9, Saturday from 9  a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Led by master birder Carrie Robinson. Arrive promptly at 7:30 a.m. for a field trip, approximately 2-3 hours, on foot at one of Dallas' prime birding locations. As part of trash pick-up with group "For the Love of the Lake," a few minutes have been added to the bird walks there on Sundays and pick-up materials will be provided.

Lots of reptiles will be on exhibit and many will be available to touch. This will be a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about native and exotic reptiles. Kids will enjoy the crafts and activities. Hosted by Mark Pyle and the DFW Herpetological Society

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