May 31 2024

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1 to June 15)

Mar 1 2024 - 6:00am to Jun 15 2024 - 11:00pm

Help migrating birds by turning off lights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during spring migration.

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Prairie Walks at the Sid Richardson Tract - Crowley (Through June 21)

Apr 19 2024 - 8:00am to Jun 21 2024 - 10:30am
Sid Richardson Tract/Benbrook Lake
Old Granbury Road
Crowley , TX

Join Suzanne Tuttle to explore this tract of prairie land on the southeast shore of Benbrook Lake. 

This fieldtrip will be held on the 3rd Friday of the months February thru June. The meet-up times for April 19, May 17 and June 21 will be 8 a.m.. The meet-up times for February and March will be 9 a.m. Suzanne plans to arrive about 15 minutes before the start times so folks will see the pull-out.

The fieldtrip will last approximately 1.5 hours, but Suzanne will stay longer if the day is very birdy. The trail is natural surface, some will wander off trail, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather conditions. There are no facilities on the property.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'Orchids in Texas, A Special Citizens Science Project' - Fort Worth & Zoom

May 31 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

Hexalectris orchids are uncommon to extremely rare species of mycoheterotrophic orchids found in limited and potentially endangered ecological areas. 

In 2004, several Texas Master Naturalists from the North Texas Chapter began assisting a University of Dallas biology professor, Dr. Marcy Brown-Marsden, in her summer field work observing, counting and measuring these special plants.  The data collected over these 20 years has created a body of knowledge where very little was known about them before this effort. 

This presentation will explain the geology that underlies their limited habitat. It will detail the five species (out of the 6 found in Texas) that we have observed and collected data on plus explain the field work project. 

It has been an excellent partnership between a scientist and Texas Master Naturalists that could expand to other Texas Master Naturalist chapters and other botanists to further enhance the science.

Free. In-person and on Zoom