Calendar

Tuesday, April 20, 7pm via ZOOM

Reptiles and Amphibians of SW Nature Preserve and Beyond, Michael Smith Speaker

We will have photos and stories of the frogs and toads, turtles, lizards and snakes found at the preserve and in the surrounding area.

Get answers to questions like, “where can you find them” and “are they harmful or helpful?”

We will include some information about venomous snakes, even though they have not been seen at the preserve.

Zoom link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82271529427?pwd=NzJuTXpqWS9KVUpYMi94UGFnRGtPdz09


Sunday, May 2,  7pm at SWNP

A Yucca Moth Evening Walk

John and Grace Darling will lead us on a walk through SWNP with emphasis on finding some active Yucca Moths, but we will look for any creature that happens by and hope we can name a few. 

There is an extraordinary partnership between the yucca moth and the yucca plant. They are so interdependent that one cannot live without the other. The yucca moth is a non-descript, small, whitish moth that blends well with the color of the yucca blossoms where it spends most of its brief adult life. Males and females emerge from their cocoons in the spring, timed with the blossoming of the yucca plant. 

Wear sturdy shoes or boots, maybe bring bug spray and water, and especially a good flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential.


April 30 – May 3, 2021

City Nature Challenge

See www.citynaturechallenge.org. Details soon!


Tuesday, May 18, 7pm at SWNP

Bats of the Area and How to Find Them

Local bat enthusiasts Ellen Ravkind and Anne Alderfer along with bat expert Kate Rugroden from the Bat World Sanctuary will provide the program.  Kate will talk about the bats in this area and the role the sanctuary plays in education and rehabilitation. Then Ellen will educate us on the echo location devices from Wildlife Acoustics (Echo Meter Touch 2) as a prolog to Ellen and Anne leading a hike looking for bats.

Wear sturdy shoes or boots, maybe bring bug spray and water, and especially a good flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential.