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Native Plants for Birds at Trinity River Audubon Center

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Trinity River Audubon Center

6500 South Great Trinity Forest Way

Dallas, TX 75217

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Natives bring natives. Learn the best plants that benefit our Texas birds.

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Texas Native Plants at Trinity River Audubon Center!

Join NHG as we go on a field trip to our local Dallas jewel in The Great Trinity Forest.

Here, we're partnering to produce a new, unique program showcasing the beautiful center and its conservation efforts and how our plant choices impact our local bird life. By replacing conventional landscaping with gardens featuring native plants, we can restore vital habitats and create spaces for birds with our own backyards. In this one-hour class, volunteer Jim Shouse details the 5 main native plant groups needed for our birds' survival, which specific plants serve specific birds, and how each works in the landscape.

Plus, NHG's Education & Outreach Coordinator Rusty E. Allen gives you the opportunity to see some live plant examples, find out about helpful additions such as feeders and baths, and learn the impact your maintenance practices can have on our wildlife.

BONUS! After the class, stay for a half-hour outdoor walk on the nearby trails, with an overview of the natural, supportive beauty that the Trinity River Audubon Center offers our wildlife.

$10. Includes admission and an informative handout. Half of your ticket goes directly to the center and supports its work. An additional donation may be made at the door. Please purchase your tickets early! Our capacity is for only 75 attendees.

Jim Shouse is a weekly volunteer at the Trinity River Audubon Center, primarily working on landscape restoration and trail maintenance projects. In addition to volunteering at the Trinity River Audubon Center, Jim also works in the gardens at both the Dallas Arboretum and Texas Discovery Gardens. He is active in the North Texas (Dallas) chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program and the Texas Archaeology Society. Originally from Oklahoma, Jim has lived in Dallas for over 35 years, and plays euphonium in the New Horizons Band – Dallas.

The Trinity River Audubon Center is a part of the National Audubon Society, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation, particularly through the lens of birds. The Center aims to educate tens of thousands of North Texans about science, conservation, and the ecosystems in which they live. Trinity River Audubon Center is located just 10 minutes from downtown Dallas and hosts 130 acres of a mixture of habitats including Bottomland Hardwood Forest, wetlands, and Blackland prairie with hiking trails throughout. BECOME A MEMBER!

Audubon Texas is holding the annual Texas Women in Conservation Luncheon on March 25, 2020 to celebrate several incredible women leading the charge in Texas conservation. See this year's winners. Audubon Texas invites you to consider sponsoring a table at the event. Click here to learn more about this opportunity. Ticket sales to attend the luncheon will open in mid-February.

The Trinity River Audubon Center is designated a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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