Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

A conservationist and America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the world’s most respected animal ambassadors. His enthusiasm and hands-on approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author, and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds.

Info: james.hollis@uta.edu

Join Gail Manning, entomologist at the Botanic Garden for 13 years, and discover how your garden can become not only a haven for you and your plants but also a habitat for birds, insects and butterflies. Learn how to incorporate feeders and birdhouses into your garden plan and learn which plants will attract beneficial insects and butterflies. Start planning now and enjoy the wildlife in your garden all year long.


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

Led by Ben Sandifer, Master Birder, we will see lots of birds and more: a Great Blue Heron Rookery, raptors, beaver lodges and a wide variety of other sights and sounds. Expect a mile or two of walking on paved and uneven natural surfaces.

Bring binoculars and a camera for birds and wildflowers, water and insect repellent; wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Check out Ben's blog for local hikes, history and wildlife!


Talk by Ryan Giesecke of Trinity BeeKeepers Association DFW for people who are not beekeepers to learn more about bees, their behavior, what a hive split looks like, what a true hive relocation would look like and questions to ask a relocating company before having them move the hive.

Info: Teena,  teena@raindroptexas.com or 214-289-8353


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

Discover the fascinating world of skunks. Learn about their behavior in the wild, complete a craft to take home and meet a real live skunk. 

$5 with paid admission.

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.