SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:30 AM - WHITE ROCK LAKE OLD FISH HATCHERY WITH CHRIS RUNK

Meeting Place:  Proceed to where West Lawther and White Rock Road intersect. At this point you either go straight, if going south on West Lawther, or turn right if going east on White Rock Road. Go down the hill, under the jogging path and wind around past the guard house, filter building and sculling building. Park in the big lot where White Rock Road dead ends.

Description:   Arrive promptly at 7:30 AM for a field trip, approximately 2-3 hours, on foot at one of Dallas' prime birding locations. As part of the group "For the Love of the Lake" Chris has added a few minutes to his bird walks there on Sundays, and he will supply the materials. 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2:00 p.m. - around 3:30 p.m. - 4TH SUNDAY NATURE WALK AT SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE WITH JUDY ASCHNER, NORTH TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST 

This is a fun, family walk, appropriate for anyone who wants to enjoy a guided walk in the Preserve. (Note: It is NOT approved for Master Naturalist Advanced Training.) The November guide is Judy Aschner, a North Texas Master Naturalist who is certified in Entomology. Even though it is November when having cold weather is a risk and insects might hide, we can still find signs of insects - galls, chew patterns on leaves, drilling into acorns, etc. But we’ve had warm winters lately and the average first freeze is the end of November, soooo, we know it will be fun. Plan on coming.

Location: 1787 Holford, Garland TX. (Note – 4th Sunday Nature Walk locations will vary throughout the Preserve, depending on the subject of the walk.) Important information: The natural-surface trails are not stroller-compatible; everyone must be able to walk approximately 1 mile. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns. Apply insect repellent. Bring water. All participants and the parents of minors must sign our Liability Waiver. All minors, 16 yrs. and younger, must be accompanied by an adult.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE BIRD WALK WITH REBA COLLINS, MASTER BIRDER
What birds are in Spring Creek Forest in late fall after Thanksgiving? Come for a morning walk and find out.                                                    

Location:1787 Holford, Garland, TX.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Reservations are required for this event. A large group of folks is too noisy, scares the birds, and makes it too difficult to hear. In order to help ensure a great, small-group birding experience, this is one of two planned walks (see below). Contact Reba at rcollins20@verizon.net to reserve a spot. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, rain boots may be appropriate.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE BIRD WALK WITH REBA COLLINS, MASTER BIRDER
What birds are in Spring Creek Forest in late fall after Thanksgiving? Come for a morning walk and find out.     

Location: 787 Holford, Garland, TX.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Reservations are required for this event. A large group of folks is too noisy, scares the birds, and makes it too difficult to hear. In order to help ensure a great, small-group birding experience, this is the second of two planned walks. Contact Reba at rcollins20@verizon.net to reserve a spot. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, rain boots may be appropriate.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - Sponsored by Audubon Dallas!

If you have never done a count before, the best description is an all-day census of birds within a predefined 15-mile diameter circle. The Dallas Count Circle has not changed since 1954 and is centered near the intersection of Inwood Road and Cedar Springs.

We have divided the larger circle into 12 smaller zones for easier canvassing by teams. Parties of observers are assigned to zone leaders to count and identify every observed bird within the circle. You do not have to be an expert birder to help, but some birding experience is required.

A countdown dinner at the end of the day is a Christmas Bird Count tradition. All participants are invited to the dinner at 5:30 pm to compile the bird species numbers at Luby's Cafeteria, 6221 East Mockingbird Lane. 

For more information and to volunteer, please contact Reba Collins at rcollins20@verizon.net or 972-742-0312.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020 - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE - BIRD WALK WITH REBA COLLINS, MASTER BIRDER

Do you want to learn what birds winter in Spring Creek Forest? Come for a morning walk and learn to identify some of our wintering birds.

Location: 1787 Holford, Garland, TX.  

Reservations required:Limited to 10 people per walk. Contact Reba at rcollins20@verizon.net to reserve a spot. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, rain boots may be appropriate.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020 - 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. - SPRING CREEK FOREST PRESERVE - BIRD WALK WITH REBA COLLINS, MASTER BIRDER

Do you want to learn what birds winter in Spring Creek Forest? Come for a morning walk and learn to identify some of our wintering birds. 

Location:1787 Holford, Garland TX.

Reservations required: Limited to 10 people per walk. Contact Reba at rcollins20@verizon.net to reserve a spot. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, rain boots may be appropriate.

 

Happy Birding!