Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

An open house for the Texas Master Naturalist program. NTMN will be accepting applications for its 2020 class from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Please join us to gather more information on the training and our volunteer program. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems.

Audubon Texas is launching an exciting community initiative in Dallas. Texas is the epicenter of the energy industry. It’s also susceptible to climate change impacts. Hurricanes, extreme heat and changes in rainfall patterns are already impacting Texans, birds and wildlife across the state - and these threats will only worsen as average global temperatures continue to rise. That’s why Audubon Texas is calling for thoughtful action on carbon and a smart transition to clean energy sources. It’s the right thing for our communities, business, and wildlife. 

This is a “bragging rights” competition, so bring your team, or bring yourself and you’ll be assigned to a team. Everyone needs to meet at 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot in front of Al's Hamburgers. Please call or text FWAS Scavenger Hunt leader Paula Channell ahead of time at 817-405-8132 to let her know who all is coming, and to ask questions if needed. There are no participation limits, and non-members as well as FWAS members are welcome. Team groups will depart from the parking lot at 6 a.m.

The ladybug has been deemed “a fairy godmother for plants.” In their lifetime of about one year, a single ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids — that’s almost 14 garden pests a day! Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the rapid decline in ladybug populations. This class is an opportunity to learn what steps to take to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By taking our pledge, and showing ladybugs and other beneficial insects some love, you can make an impact.

Registration required.

Come early to select from more than 100 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Including host plants for butterflies and nectar plants for pollinators. Many hard-to-find species.

For a full gallery of the native plants available at the sale, visit this photographic display, grouped by landscape/habitat use.

 

 

FWAS hosts internationally known author, researcher and conservationist Katie Fallon. Her latest book, Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird will be discussed along with

wide-ranging anecdotes about her travels and discovery of the natural world. She will also be

signing her book for those that bring it and we hope to have copies for sale to those who’d like to

purchase it. A continental breakfast will be served along with hot coffee.

Time TBA

Info: Michael Francis, mfrancis@fwas.org

Come celebrate National Moth Week with a special nighttime presentation about the cousins of our butterfly friends. Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick will lead this event.

These nocturnal insects have amazing patterns and colors, but special lights are needed to fully attract and appreciate them. We’ll be setting up some moth lights and moth sheets to entice the nocturnal bugs to visit for everyone to see. 

Critterman and his live animals are engaging entertainment for children and adults. Meet and learn about animals from around the world that can make you squirm. We teach that these animals look the way they do to survive, not scare anyone.

Free.

Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org

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.

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