Great Backyard Bird Count @ Southwest Nature Preserve
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Join 210,000 birdwatchers worldwide as we count birds to gather real-time data on the health of populations by species. This data is an important snapshot of whether species are in decline, stable or expanding. It is an important research tool for environmental scientists.
All ages and skill levels welcome. Bring your binoculars and wear footwear and clothing suitable for the season. Count will be held rain or shine. This is our 13th bird count at the Southwest Nature Preserve.  Starts from the parking lot.

As always, the event is free and open to the public.

Program: Host and Nectar Native plants for Pollinators @ Arlington Public Library - Lake Arlington Branch
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Josephine Keeney will help us learn about the best native pollinator plants for our area. That’s not just host plants for the larvae, but also the nectar plants that will feed the adults. Special plants invite special butterflies to our gardens!

Josephine is an expert on all aspects of native plants and how they support pollinators.  Josephine is a Master Naturalist with the Cross Timbers chapter, a member of the Native Plant Society, Arlington Conservation Council and the Arlington Organic Garden Club. She volunteers regularly at Molly Hollar Wildscape and at O.S. Gray Natural Area. And she manages the Randol Mill Park greenhouse.  She has been called a “plant laureate” for her expertise on native plant propagation and conservation.

Note that our February program will be held at the Arlington Public Library – Lake Arlington Branch.  4000 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76016

The program is free and open to the public.