Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

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

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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 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

Monarch Waystations for North Texas covers the monarch butterfly lifecycle and migration, clarifies some common misconceptions about monarchs, explains historic and current threats to monarch populations and why Texas is a pivotal location for monarchs’ future success. The program also covers real steps North Texas residents can take to help bolster the monarch population, and what to plant to feed monarchs. Free packets of local native milkweed seeds, and plant lists for North Texas will be available. This class will be taught by Carol Clark.

The annual membership “slide show” features pictures and videos of great birds, wildlife, landscapes and adventures from the past year whether it is from backyards or around the world. Non-members welcome to attend. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, scotthf4law@gmail.com

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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