Calendar

Sep
9
Mon
Start of Scheduled Giving for North Texas Giving Day
Sep 9 @ 6:00 am – Sep 19 @ 6:00 am

North Texas Giving Day is almost here!

The Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve are part of Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day.

During last year’s North Texas Giving Day, we raised almost $1,500. This is our major fundraiser and we hope you will help us reach our 2019 goal of $2,000.

Did you know that you can schedule your #NTxGivingDay donation early? Scheduled donations start on September 9!
Prefer to write a check? That works, too! Mail your check (to be received by September 18) to:
Friends of SWNP
P.O. Box 264
Arlington, TX 76004
Get the #NTxGivingDay party started early! Mark your calendar for September 9 and include this link that will take you right to our donation page – www.northtexasgivingday.org/swnp
Sep
17
Tue
Program: iNaturalist Tips and Tricks @ Arlington Public Library - Lake Arlington Branch
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will have an informal program on iNaturalist, talking about some of the features you might not have found yet or ones you didn’t think you’d use. We’ll also take a look at Seek and how it fits in with iNaturalist. Please bring any questions you have and your Smartphone with iNaturalist and Seek already loaded, if you’d like.
 
Annabelle Corboy will lead the discussion/demonstration. She teaches a class on iNaturalist and other smartphone apps at Tarrant Community College, NE campus.
 
The program is free and open to the public.
Sep
19
Thu
North Texas Giving Day!
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 11:59 pm

North Texas Giving Day is here!

The Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve are part of Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day.

During last year’s North Texas Giving Day, we raised almost $1,500. This is our major fundraiser and we hope you will help us reach our 2019 goal of $2,000.

If you donate to Friends of SWNP on North Texas Giving Day between 6am and midnight, your dollar will be stretched with bonus funds and prizes raised by Communities Foundation of Texas and Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.

Make your donation today at www.northtexasgivingday.org/swnp

Celebrate North Texas Giving Day with us in Arlington @ Levitt Pavilion
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Friends of SWNP will be joining Arlington Tomorrow Foundation to celebrate North Texas Giving Day. And it’s FREE!

Come by our booth from 6:30 pm until the evening ends.
6:00 pm – Food Trucks Available | 6:30 pm – Nonprofit Showcase
7:30 pm – Program | 8:00 pm – Daphne Willis Concert

If you can’t meet us there, please consider making a donation to support the Preserve…
www.northtexasgivingday.org/swnp

Sep
28
Sat
Nature Walk at SWNP @ Southwest Nature Preserve
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Bob O’Kennon has agreed to lead us in a walk to point out and identify some of the plants that are found at SWNP.
 
The time and date are subject to change as the date gets closer, so please check back here a couple of days before the event!
 
Bob O’Kennon is a Research Botanist at Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Among many achievements, Bob is co-author of both the Shinners and Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas and the upcoming Illustrated Flora of East Texas, as well as the Flora and Natural History of Gillespie County, Texas. And even more, Bob has posted almost 1,000 observations at SWNP and has observed the most different species there (565).
The program is free and open to the public.
Oct
12
Sat
Visit us at the Monarch Butterfly Festival – Saturday @ River Legacy Living Science Center
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

As part of the River Legacy Fall Festival, the City of Arlington, the River Legacy Living Science Center, Tarrant County College and the Friends of the Southwest Nature Preserve are collaborating to hold a Monarch Butterfly Festival. The Monarch Butterfly Festival will offer activities aimed to enhance butterfly populations throughout The American Dream City. The Friends of SWNP will have a booth with activities for children plus information about the Preserve.

More information about the fall festival and the butterfly festival…
www.arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/monarch_butterfly_festival

Oct
13
Sun
Visit us at the Monarch Butterfly Festival – Sunday @ River Legacy Living Science Center
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

As part of the River Legacy Fall Festival, the City of Arlington, the River Legacy Living Science Center, Tarrant County College and the Friends of the Southwest Nature Preserve are collaborating to hold a Monarch Butterfly Festival. The Monarch Butterfly Festival will offer activities aimed to enhance butterfly populations throughout The American Dream City. The Friends of SWNP will have a booth with activities for children plus information about the Preserve.

More information about the fall festival and the butterfly festival…
www.arlingtontx.gov/news/my_arlington_t_x/news_stories/monarch_butterfly_festival

Oct
26
Sat
SWNP 6th Anniversary features Historic Tree Designation @ Southwest Nature Preserve
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

SWNP 6th Anniversary Event will feature the awarding of the historic tree designation for the Caddo Oak, a 200 plus year-old post oak (Quercus stellata). The designation will be presented by the Texas Historic Tree Coalition. The post oak was nominated by the Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve.

The ceremony will be at the Caddo Oak tree, a .25 mile walk from the parking lot, so please allow about half an hour to reach the site. A shuttle will be available from the SWNP parking lot to the north gate, providing closer access to the ceremony site for those who want a shorter walk.

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

Nov
19
Tue
Program: The Native American Cultures of Arlington @ Community Room at the Arlington Police Department's West District Service Center
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The speaker for our November meeting will be James Everett.  James is the President of the North Texas Archeological Society, the President-Elect of the Texas Archeological Society, and an Archeological Steward for the Texas Historical Commission.  He will discuss “The Native American Cultures of Arlington”.  His presentation will address the question “What Indians lived here?” and will provide  answers from history and prehistory.

Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive

The program is free and open to the public.