Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest – October 2017 Announcements
Tuesday, October 3, 2017: Meeting at North Garland Branch Library, 7:00 p.m. Lisa Dolliver, Education Manager at Trinity River Audubon Center, will present the “FASCINATING WORLD OF PLANT GALLS”. Do your Oak trees ever sport strange spherical growths? Have you noticed donut shapes on your Hackberry leaves? These are the entrance points for the fascinating world of galls, a fascinating plant / insect interaction.
Lisa Dolliver has been working to get kids to appreciate nature in their everyday environment at zoo’s, nature centers and natural history museums for the last twenty years. Lisa’s family which includes geologists, naturalists and an astronomer, spent most summers in her family’s ranch outside of Cody Wyoming. While Lisa’s has a BFA in theatre from SMU it was only a matter of time before Lisa returned to her family’s science roots. Lisa currently works in the Trinity River Audubon Center’s Education Department.
Saturday, October 7, 2017: Work session from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at 1770 Holford. We will clear the small prairie and trails which have over-grown a bit during summer and pick up trash. Materials: Wear work gloves, long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.
Saturday, October 14, 2017: Help Keep Garland Beautiful at the Tri-City Cleanup – Starts at 8:00 a.m. Lake Ray Hubbard. A cleanup like you’ve never seen. A cleanup like you’ve never been in. Three cities working together at Lake Ray Hubbard. Come to clean, eat lunch and have fun. A Garland, Rowlett and Dallas cleanup event. There will be T-Shirts, Games, Prizes! For more information and to sign up, go to Facebook.com/KeepGarlandBeautiful2 or email KeepGarlandBeautiful@gmail.com.
And More: Note these dates now so you don’t forget! More information to come.
• Christmas is for the Birds – 7th Annual – Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Event for pre-school and elementary age children.
• Bird Walks with Certified Master Birder Reba Collins –Come for a morning walk with certified master birder Reba Collins and learn to identify some of our resident and migrating birds. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable walking shoes. If it has been raining, mud boots are appropriate.
o Saturday, November 25, 2017: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., 1787 Holford Road
o Saturday, January 20, 2018: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., 1787 Holford Road
• Trout Lily Walk – 25th Annual – Saturday, February 24, 2018
Preservation Society General Information:
Meetings generally begin Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: North Garland Library
3845 N. Garland Ave. (at Apollo Rd.)
Garland, TX 75040
• November 7, 2017 – Professor Wayne Mayer of Austin College will speak on “Owls of North Texas”
• December 5, 2017 – Holiday party at other location. Information to come.
• January 9, 2018 – NOTE meeting is moved to the 2nd Tuesday for January only. Ann McGinnes, Landscape Architect and Senior Park Planner for City of Garland Parks and Recreation Department will speak on “Preserving Garland’s Green Space”
• February 6, 2018 – Janet Smith, Texas Master Gardener and North Texas Master Naturalist, will speak on “Getting Wise About Water”
• March 6, 2018 – Dwight Wilson, hunter and tracker, will speak on “Tracks and Signs”. Dwight has a broad and varied background that includes wirking with the Dallas FBI in forensic tracking.
• April 3, 2018 – Book Reviews. You tell give us a short summary of favorite nature or ecology book. We hope to have 6 or 7 folks who want to share why a nature book is worth the read.
• May – no meeting
• Break for summer
• September 4, 2018
Work session information:
Generally held the Saturday after each meeting 9 – 11 a.m.
Locations: Locations vary and are announced by email or on our web site. They will be at 1770 Holford Rd, 1787 Holford Rd, 4848 N. Garland Ave near Academy Sports, or 4695 Ranger Drive near the Naaman Forest High School baseball parking area.
Materials: Wear work gloves, long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.
• November 11, 2017
• December 9, 2017
• January 13, 2018
• February 10, 2018
• March 10, 2018
• April 7, 2018
• May 5, 2018 – And, after working, stay for a “Bring Your Own Picnic”
• Break for summer
• September 8, 2018
For Society information:
Maureen Bly, President, Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest
Cell phone: 972-814-0902
For General Preserve information:
Garland Parks and Recreation Department