Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

Applications are being accepted for this year’s Texas Master Naturalist-Elm Fork Chapter training program. The 12-week training program starts on Aug. 27 and goes through Nov. 12. Each session is six hours of study on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course includes four field trips; Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area and the City of Denton’s Water Reclamation facility. 

Join the first Texas chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Join like-minded folks to have fun and discuss how we can make changes to protect our great state of Texas and our planet. Young, elder broads and bros welcome!

Info: lonestarbroads@gmail.com

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Discover how easy it is to attract native butterflies with Horticulture Director Roger Sanderson and Entomologist John Watts. Bring home a starter flat of host and nectar plants.

Complimentary screening of Sides of a Horn.

In parts of Asia, people pay a higher price for a pound of rhino horn than they would pay for a pound of gold or cocaine. Their irrational demand for a substance no different from human fingernails is fueling an ideological battle on the ground in South Africa.

Many South Africans living near the country’s declining rhino populations face the heart-breaking decision of living in crippling poverty or aiding and abetting the global trade in rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products.

Celebrate the monarch butterfly. Activities will include games, crafts, nature walks, plant ID hikes, a butterfly release, and more. Free.

“City by Nature” will reveal the urbanism of the thirteen-county Metroplex that is Dallas-Fort Worth, whose expanding density has given rise to an astonishing set of challenges and unprecedented conditions — most notably, the appearance of wildlife within the city. Bald eagles, turkeys, fox, coyotes, bobcats and other species now thrive within the urban jurisdiction of DFW, typically along the natural corridors of the cities watershed network.

Meet at the main building. Participants will be learning about the common owls they can find in their local neighborhood. This is a family friendly event; however participants should be comfortable with walking on trails at night for long periods of time.

Learn how to prepare your “nursery” (garden) for the next generation of beautiful butterflies. Learn the basics, including what butterflies will lay eggs on, what the caterpillars need to eat and how to support their parents. This program is designed primarily for adults, and it may not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Interested youth may attend with an adult.

Free with general admission.

Information session for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. If passed, it would benefit all of us, bringing more than $63 million per year to Texas for at-risk wildlife and habitat conservation, research, nature education and outdoor recreation.

Please join Texas Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to learn more about the need for, and benefits of this bipartisan legislation, specific benefits to the DFW area, 2018 Texas successes, and the many ways you can get involved in the months ahead.

Benefiting TCU's Rhino Initiative. Rhinos are being brutally poached in South Africa at a rate of over three per day. In the last five years we have lost over 5,500 rhinos and the numbers keep climbing. All proceeds from this run will go toward rhino protection, rescue, surgery, and rehabilitation, specifically in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

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