Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

Earth Day Dallas hopes to catalyze a "green" movement in North Texas by staging a two-day event on April 22nd and 23rd over several city blocks in the Dallas Arts District.  We anticipate 500 civic, corporate and non-profit participants engaged in an event that will be the biggest and best Earth Day celebration in this part of the United States.  Sponsors currently include:

    * The Environmental Protection Agency
    * D Magazine
    * The Nature Conservancy
    * Chevrolet
    * Dallas Independent School District
    * Half Price Books

This will be the seminal event in an ongoing movement to showcase green business and civic efforts that improve North Texas and the lives of North Texans.  Events will focus on entertaining, inspiring and educating attendees with various ways to think, work and live green by showcasing emerging green technology and providing eco-friendly activities. 

    * Up to 50,000 visitors in the downtown Arts District (accessible by DART).

Birding 101 with Ben Jones

May 14 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. @ Dallas Arboretum
May 21 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. @ TRAC

Price: $44 Non-members $39.60-Members
Few things are as interesting, lively and beautiful as birds. They brighten up the landscape and fill our gardens with their beautiful music. In this two part class, Ben Jones, State Director of Education for Audubon Texas, will introduce you to the birds that call the Arboretum and TRAC home. Ben will show you how to identify and keep track of the birds you see, how to use your binoculars and how to recognize different birds by their call. Following the lecture on the first week of class, you will take a leisurely stroll through the Arboretum in search of the many birds that reside in the White Rock Lake area. During the second week of class, Ben will take you on a birding walk to explore the wonderful trails at TRAC. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress for the weather.
For reservations, please contact the Dallas Arboretum at 214-515-6540.

Celebrate Birds Festival  April 2
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
Dallas Texas 75217
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. FREE PROGRAM
A free extravaganza for the whole family awaits bird enthusiasts and nature lovers at the Trinity River Audubon Center. As the country looks toward Earth Day, Celebrate Bird Fest showcases the power and diversity of birds with an opportunity for children and adults to Meet Birds of Prey up close, Fly Homing Pigeons, Dissect Owl Pellets (What?), and take guided birding hikes. There will be craft stations to create bird art and learn about binoculars and spotting scopes! The celebration features an additional earth-friendly element as participants build bird houses and make bird feeders.

BIRD UNIVERSITY 101
Sparrow Identification with Dell Little & D.D. Currie
February 26 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. FREE PROGRAM
A 45 minute class on sparrow identification followed by a guided bird hike.

Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
Dallas, TX 75217
214-398-TRAC

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic for Our Time
DATE:            Monday, March 07, 2011
TIME:              6:45 P.M.
LOCATION:   Flower Mound Public Library
ADDRESS:    3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound, TX  75022
 FOR FREE ADMISSION: Register to attend at the Library Information
Desk or call 972.874.6165.  For more information, visit www.fmlibrary.net
TO VIEW MOVIE TRAILER, VISIT: http://www.aldoleopold.org/greenfire/

Green Fire film connects legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with modern environmental projects.
It is the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and he many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over t he world today.

Mon, Mar 14th 10am
Critters in the Garden: Remove unwanted guests humanely & organically by Bonnie Bradshaw, Wildlife 911. Sponsored by Dallas North Garden Forum. Got armadillos? Bunnies? Squirrels? Then you'll want to be sure to join us for this great program on tips to keep your garden safe from these unwanted critters while maintaining a balanced relationship with nature. All humane and organic methods used.

2:30-4:30 Vanishing of the Bees A FREEscreening.  www.vanishingbees.com [ibimage==1626==original_size==none==self==ibimage_left]

"Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees."

 

Saturday, May 7, 11 am to noon. Butterfly House Discovery Tour.
Go on a guided tour the Butterfly House and get a behind the scenes look at these winged wonders. Included with admission.

Saturday, May 7, 10 am to 5 pm. Educator’s Butterfly Gardening Workshop Extension.
Educators: sign up for this day-long workshop, which includes an extended session aimed toward educators following the portion open to the public. A working lunch is included. CPE credits awarded. $80, $64 For TDG members.

Saturday,
May 7, 10 am to 1 pm. Butterfly Gardening Workshop.

Learn how to grow your own butterfly garden. Get the dirt on
host and nectar plants, as well as native butterflies. $60; $48 for TDG
Members.

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