Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wild about Nature, Flowers, and Pollinators

The Bob Jones Nature Center has several special programs/presentations coming up you won’t want to miss.  We hope to see you out at the Nature Center & Preserve!

FloraWild Walk with Jim Varnum

Wednesday, April 25 – 10:00am; Open to the public; No fee; reservations are recommended: E-mail / call 817.939.1110.

Master Naturalist Jim Varnum truly enjoys sharing his deep knowledge of native plants and grasses. An expert in the field of plants and prairie restoration, Jim leads botany training classes for Master Naturalist chapters, public groups and organizations such as preservation societies, conservation councils, elementary classrooms, churches and native plant societies. In an extension of Jim’s personal passion for native prairies, he purchased property with native prairie remnants and works cooperatively with The Nature Conservancy in Texas to help conserve and educate others about this dwindling resource. He assists in conducting plant surveys for local parks and nature centers and is developing seasonal lists for each of them. Bring water; wear appropriate clothing.  Bring paper, pencil, and camera.

4th Anniversary Annual Meeting; Native Pollinators Presentation

Sunday, April 29 – 2:00pm; Members – no fee; Non-members:  $8 for adults; $3 for youth 3 to 16 – or become a member and attend at no cost. For reservations, e-mail or call 817.939.1110.

We’re electing new board members, making by-law changes and celebrating the 4th anniversary of the opening of the Nature Center & Preserve while enjoying a special afternoon tea treats topped off with a great presentation reflecting our most current exhibit featuring Troy and Martha Mullens. Troy is a retired chemical and medical research scientist.  Martha is a retired High School Teacher of Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. They are both Master Naturalists, volunteer at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.  Their hobbies include wildlife photography, bird watching, and nature study, astronomy and genealogy.

April Presentations at Marshall Grain Co.

Saturday, April 14

Bringing Light Into Your Garden with Alexandra Taylor. Alexandra, of Elegance Outdoor Lighting, will introduce the lighting secrets that add sparkle to the garden. The presentation is free and open to the public. Grapevine (3525 William D. Tate): 11:00am

Saturday, April 28

Veggie Gardening. Attendees will learn how and when to plant, when to fertilize, how to control pests and diseases, and more. The presentation is free and open to the public. Fort Worth (224 East Lancaster Ave):  10:30am / Grapevine(3525 William D. Tate): 1:30pm. Bob Jones Nature Center members receive 10% off gardening and wild bird supplies.