Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

"A Cradle Of Turtle Diversity And Lair Of Lurking Leviathans" by herpetologist and author Carl Franklin, who will share his extensive knowledge of testudines. 

Free. All welcome.

Join a naturalist for a family friendly exploration of one of nature’s most important mammals. Build a model dam like a beaver and discover the critical role beavers play in keeping our rivers and streams healthy. Pre-registration recommended.

$5 (with paid admission)

Subject:  Hybridization between Golden-winged Warblers & Blue-Winged Warblers

Featured speaker:  Dr. Laurel Moulton, City of Austin Biologist

Dr. Amol is a trained wildlife veterinary surgeon and herpetologist who has devoted an entire lifetime to wildlife conservation. He started his career in wildlife animal rescue and rehabilitation by rescuing and rehabilitating countless wild animals and successfully reintroducing many of them back into the wild. An expert in handling snakes, crocodiles and other wild animals, he has established number of wild animal rescue centers all over the world after teaching his students to lead these centers on their own.

Shop for native and adapted plants from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Find more than 600 varieties of rare native and adapted pollinator-friendly plants. Many can’t be found in local nurseries. Become a member of Texas Discovery Gardens and you'll get access to the Members’ Plant Sale that allows you to shop before the Saturday rush. Members also receive 10 percent off plants.

The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example. As such, the Dallas chapter implemented a native garden grant program. A few of these grant recipients will be at the meeting to show their gardens, their purpose what they've accomplished and their future plans. Please join us in congratulating the hardworking efforts of these native plant advocates:  Tenison Park Pollinator Garden, Big Bear Native American Museum, Dallas County Master Gardener's Rain

The sale features a large variety of plant species grown at the Greenhouse by Wildscape volunteers, including: ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees. Many species of grasses are provided by Blue Stem Nursery. $2.50, $4, $7, $15 and up. Proceeds benefit the wildscape.

Learn how to create a bird habitat for your yard by Master Naturalists Josephine Keeney and Charlie Amos. *NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION @ FIELDER MUSEUM. 

Join Jessie Crowley, lead naturalist educator for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and frog lover, for a few tips and tricks to ID local frogs and toads by sight and sound. We will end this presentation with a night hike to listen for frogs in the area. There will also be a few live frog species on display to view before the presentation.

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Schedule:

6:30 Meet and eat

7:00 Introduction and Announcements

7:20 Featured Presentation

8:45 Adjournment

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