Beginning-Intermediate Walk & Talk Bird Walks
Join us as we go on a walking bird tour and learn about the birds who live at the Wetland! Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00a.m. With migration here, it is the perfect time to learn the basics of birding. In this beginner to immediate class, you will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, keep a life-list and what to look for when identifying birds. Enjoy a relaxing morning learning more about the fastest growing spectator sport in America. Free with $5 Admission; Members are Free. Binoculars and Field guides are available for use. For questions contact the Wetland Center.
Advanced Walk & Talk Bird Walks
Join our Master Birder Stewards as they identify and detail the birds of the Wetland. This is an advanced class and the pace will be fast.Those participating are expected to have knowledge regarding bird identification. This walk includes special limited access by carpooling with the Leaders into the Wetland. Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00 a.m. The Advanced Bird Walk hours are 7:00-10:00am.
Join us on the newly opened Bunker's Pond Trail and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area as we walk this 1.8 mile loop trail. The trail begins with a walk through a forested area to a true bottom land hardwood forest, then follows the East Fork on the Trinity River and ends on the Wetland levee roads. This trail is great for families and those who are interseted in learning about native trees, flowers, animals and anything else we find along the way! For questions contact the Wetland Center.
Seed Saving is the Bomb!
Many of our native or adapted plants and wildflowers can be propagated easily by seed! Learn the basic challenges and rewards of seed saving including seed selection, harvesting strategies, germination and dormancy requirements, as well as planting times and techniques for successful reproduction of some of our favorite Texas plants! And the BEST part of this class- prepare to get your hands dirty, cause we’ll have a ball making our own Texas native wildflower seed bombs AND throwing them at the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center!
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Free 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Saving FROM a Rainy Day: DIY Rain Barrel Class
This class is a barrel of fun! Rainwater is the best water for your lawn, landscape or vegetable garden; Divert it, Save it, Use it! Come learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and reduce the effect your stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home. This class is hands on “DIY” where each participant will build and take home a 55-gallon rain barrel at $50 dollars each. Rain barrels are recycled food-grade containers and are roughly 24” wide by 36” tall.
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Free 9:30am - 11:30am $50 rain barrel fee