Examining leaves is a common practice for identifying trees and shrubs, but what about when deciduous plants lose those leaves in winter? Each species has its own unique growth habits, bark, twigs, buds and leaf scars that provide clues to solving the mystery. Join plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle as she shows you the tricks of the trade for identifying deciduous woody plants after leaf drop.  Suzanne was the manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge from 2005 to 2016. Before that she'd worked at the center in other capacities since 1993.

Learn about plans for outreach and a cats of Texas training class. All welcome.

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

Help roll seed balls. Benefiting riparian restoration of Stella Rowan Prairie, a native prairie habitat owned by Tarrant County.

Time TBA

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.

HIKE: Noon to 3:30 pm 

Weather permitting, we will explore NPAT’s latest acquisition, Paul Mathews Prairie near Greenville, with prairie experts. Wear long pants, sturdy hiking shoes, bug repellent, and sunscreen. Because of the deep gilgais, a walking stick is recommended. There are bathroom facilities to change clothes at The Landmark on Lee Street. 

To reserve your spot on the field trip, contact Kirsti Harms at info@texasprairie.org or 512-392-2288.

CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

BEARTREK is a conservation story wrapped in an adventure. Follow adventurer and renowned biologist Chris Morgan on an epic and entertaining journey to find the world's most elusive and endangered bears. Discover the threats facing them in the wild, meet the dedicated people racing to save them from extinction, and join the campaign to protect bears and their habitat.