Optional Classroom Instruction, 8 a.m.
City Hall Conference Room, 405 Municipal Drive, in Kennedale (4 miles south of the preserve)
Bird walk open to all, 8:30-10 a.m.
Southwest Nature Preserve
Classroom topics include:
* Bird anatomy as it pertains to field identification
* Types of birds common to this region during this season
* Basic ecology, habitat associations, and behaviors
Please RSVP for the optional workshop at 8 am (required due to limited space) or join the group at SWNP at 8:30 am for the birding practice session. Everyone’s welcome, beginner to advanced.
Bring binoculars. Please consider bringing drinking water and sun protection.
Heather Bass, Botanist and Native Landscaping Consultant at BRIT, will provide an overview of lessons learned about successful native plant establishment and maintenance during three research projects looking at a native prairie restoration, a native prairie creation, and establishing sustainable urban pollinator gardens.
Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive
The program is free and open to the public.