Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

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

Come early to select from more than 120 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Many hard-to-find species. More info on website link.

Info: Vicki Gleason, VGwriter@gmail.com or 432-770-4694

Enjoy the evening beauty of Fossil Rim. We’ll start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations and how animals utilize the night sky. Then, using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided after-dark adventure that will feature both the exotic and native nocturnal wildlife at Fossil Rim and allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy the night.

This tour meets at the EcoCenter. This tour is recommended for ages five to adult. Reservations are required, and it is recommended that they be made at least three days in advance. Space is limited. 

Presentation by Ann Hoover.

Even Darwin called them “disgusting” but vultures are more vital than vile. As nature’s clean-up crew they scavenge carrion and help prevent the spread of disease and promote a healthy ecosystem.  With vulture numbers plummeting, we’re learning how important their conservation is. 

Info: Scott Hollinger, Scotthf4law@gmail.com

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species of living things as possible in a given area, over just a few days. The LLELA event will include presentations and guided hikes led by experts on all sorts of topics: butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, wildflowers, birds, dragonflies, and more. Details TBA.

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