Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

Led by Ben Sandifer, Master Birder, we will see lots of birds and more: a Great Blue Heron Rookery, raptors, beaver lodges and a wide variety of other sights and sounds. Expect a mile or two of walking on paved and uneven natural surfaces.

Bring binoculars and a camera for birds and wildflowers, water and insect repellent; wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Check out Ben's blog for local hikes, history and wildlife!


Talk by Ryan Giesecke of Trinity BeeKeepers Association DFW for people who are not beekeepers to learn more about bees, their behavior, what a hive split looks like, what a true hive relocation would look like and questions to ask a relocating company before having them move the hive.

Info: Teena,  teena@raindroptexas.com or 214-289-8353


Featured speaker:  Dr. Claire Curry, University of Oklahoma. See website for more info as available.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, scotthf4law@gmail.com

The third annual workshop inspired by Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy.

Overwhelmed by all the information about butterflies and bees and native plants and don't know where to start? Learn how to start to redesign your yard so that is beautiful and attracts birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

    •    Keynote by Monika Maeckle founder of the Texas Butterfly Ranch

    •    Daniel Cunningham – Edible plants for pollinators and people 

    •    Liz Moyer – Creating Theme Gardens with Native Plants

Discover the fascinating world of skunks. Learn about their behavior in the wild, complete a craft to take home and meet a real live skunk. 

$5 with paid admission.

Social @ 6:30 p.m.

Chapter news @ 7 p.m.

Presentation @ 7:15 p.m.

• Screening of Sharkwater, a documentary describing the shark’s struggle against extinction, role in a healthy ecosystem and protection of planetary oxygenation. 

• Environmental thriller with stunning images. 

• Winner of 22 international awards. 

• Review of Go Renewable Waco campaign & next steps. 

• Free vegetarian/vegan pizza & salad buffets. 

• Free climate change merchandise. 

• All welcome.

You don't need to buy birdseed to attract wildlife to your yard. Plant native grasses and shrubs with berries that will feed them for free. Instead cutting back grasses for the fall, leave them up as a seed source and as cover from predators. Doves, mockingbirds, sparrows and other birds will feed on seed heads through the winter.

Join our director of horticulture, Roger Sanderson as he shares more ways to attract birds and other wildlife.


Winter is quickly approaching and many animals are well into their routine. Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk looking for animals and insects preparing for hibernation, dormancy or just gearing up for the cold months ahead. Pre-registration recommended. $5 (with paid admission).

Noah Strycker, former world big year record holder (2015-6,042 species), presents "Birding Without Borders -To See The World One Bird At A Time"