Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

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.

Activities include crafts for children, nature walks, birding presentations, live raptors and booths.

Subject:  Conservation Pioneer Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day

Featured speaker:  James Wilson, Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Historian

The Texas Bluebird Society will join us to talk about the bluebirds and their habitats. We will also discuss the use of bluebird nesting boxes in your yard.

Brent Franklin, Texas Master Naturalist and past president of Cross Timbers Chapter, has 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

Local DFW-area educator Gwen Eishen for Texas Wildlife Association (Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties) presents a local narrative on how to track wildlife species in our ecosystem. 

Donations to Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center encouraged.

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.

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