Learn to identify birds living in the area by listening to their vocalizations and looking at photographs. Feel free to bring your personal birding pictures for the class to practice identifying birds. $5 (with paid admission).
Speaker John Watts, Texas Discovery Garden entomologist, received a masters in entomology from the University of Florida where he specialized in insect husbandry. As a collector of insects, he took it upon himself to learn about plants and is an avid gardener both for food and wildlife, especially pollinators. His professional career started at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Nature and Science. He spent 7 years at the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster, Colorado before settling in Dallas.
Dale Clark, co-founder of the Dallas County Lepidopterist Society, shares his fascination with butterflies, beginning at Texas Discovery Gardens and ending with a caravan to his butterfly farm south of Dallas. This is your chance to explore on a behind-the-scenes tour!
Learn about gardening with native and perennial plants, those that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and those that are rabbit and deer resistant. Take home a guide describing the best ones for North Texas.
The citizens' group Liveable Arlington advocates for and organizes toward a healthy, environmentally conscious, sustainable city. The group won the 2017 GreenSourceDFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Nonprofit. Liveable Arlington's founder, Ranjana Bhandari, will talk about past successes and future projects.
Dr. Larry Legg will explain variations between native bees and honey bees. Should bee an un-bee-table presentation. It is a free bee.
Learn tips to create butterfly habitat in your landscape by introducing a water source and feeders, as well as how to select the right plants as host species for caterpillars. We’ll also talk about our favorite native and adapted flowers that provide long lasting blooms as nectar sources. Free.