June Activities

CANCELLED – June 9: Beginner Birding Workshop and Bird Walk

Rescheduled for October 6 due to expected high temperature.

8:00 am – Class at City of Kennedale Municipal Bldg (RSVP)
8:30 am – Bird Walk at SWNP with Walter Berk

See Event/Flyer for full details

 


June 19: Program – Celebrate Pollinators with Us

7:00 pm – Community Room, west Arlington Police Station.

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us at our June 19 program. Missy Singleton will discuss the role of pollinators in our environment and how we can help protect them. National Pollinator Week brings attention to the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations while emphasizing the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

All events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Activities at SWNP

April 28: The City Nature Challenge comes to SWNP.  See event post for full details.

4:00 pm – The Ponds
6:00 pm – The Critters
8:00 pm – After Dark

April 30: The City Nature Challenge returns to SWNP on the last day of the Challenge.

11 am – 1 pm – Come out to SWNP and observe some nature!


May 5: Tree Walk with Jeremy Priest. See event post for full details.

10:00 am – noon. We will walk the trails, looking at trees – identifying the variety of trees at the Preserve with a focus on historic trees.

 

All events are free and open to the public.

March Activities

Our March program will be held at the Preserve on the 4th Saturday. On our normal program date, we will hold a business meeting, then teach an introduction to iNaturalist in preparation for the City Nature Challenge in April.  SWNP events and programs are free and open to the public.

March 20, 5:30 pm, Friends Business Meeting. At the west Arlington Police Station.
March 20, 7:00 pm, iNaturalist Overview.  At the west Arlington Police Station.

 


March 24, 8 am, Program at SWNP: Bird Walk (at the Preserve) with Walt Berk.  See event listing for more information.

February Activities

We are looking forward to two events in February – both are free and open to the public.

February 17, 8:30am (rain delay), the Great Backyard Bird Count. At SWNP. Meet in the parking lot. Bring binoculars and something for note taking. Cameras can be useful, too. Here’s a link for more information, though there’s no need to record your SWNP sigtings – we will submit a group list. www.birdcount.org

 

February 20, 7 pm, Program: Basic Considerations for Grasslands Restoration. At west Arlington Police Station. See event listing for more info

Pollinator/Restoration Project – Friday, Dec. 15, 1-5 pm

Planting time!  Big thanks to Arlington Parks and Recreation Department for preparing the site, installing the mulched trail and temporary irrigation system.  Local ecotype grass and wildflower seeds have been hand-gathered, many are thanks to John Snowden’s Bluestem Nursery….and more have been purchased from local providers with EarthDayTX grant funds…and it’s time to plant!

Volunteers are needed to finish preparing the project site, broadcast the seed and finish the planting by rolling the seed and watering. Anytime you can help Friday afternoon would be appreciated

Please dress for the weather and bring work gloves, stiff rakes or hoes (if you have ‘em).  Water and snacks will be provided.

Weather is looking seasonably cool but sunny. If too windy for broadcasting seed, we’ll still rake and prep the site, just delay seeding slightly.

For more information, please e-mail info@swnp.org.