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Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, Texas 76092

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Our Pollinator Pals

Due to rain, this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Come out for an afternoon celebrating our newest outdoor classroom, a Pollinator Garden – from butterflies to bees to hummingbirds, there’s so much to learn about these winged beauties! Hear experts speak and participate in family-friendly activities.

The BJNC Pollinator Garden is a joint project with the City of Southlake and also a product of grants from the Perennial Garden Society of Southlake and the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas as well as donations from individuals and families in the community.

General Outline of Events*
1:00pm Opening Remarks in the Pollinator Garden
(gated garden adjacent to the big red barn)

1:30pm Calling All Citizen Scientists by Naturalist and Educator Jenny McLane
(under the green and white tent behind the Nature Center)
Learn how to report your pollinator sightings and contribute to conservation research. Smartphone apps like iNaturalist and Journey North make it easy for citizen scientists of all ages to provide valuable data. We'll show you use these apps and how to tag monarch butterflies during their migration!

2:00pm The Pollinators: Bats, Bees, Birds & Butterflies by Master Gardener Sher Dunaway
(in science classroom inside the Nature Center)
Learn about pollinators from a Master Gardener’s point of view. The Master Gardeners are truly masters at what they do. They have each taken a minimum of 50 hours of instruction with topics covering lawn care; ornamental trees and shrubs; insect, disease and weed management; soils and plant nutrition; vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; water conservation.

1:00-3:00pm Pollinator-Themed Kids’ Activities
(Nature Center and Trails)
The kids' activities will include pollinator crafts and a scavenger hunt which are best suited for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-aged kids.
Tweens and teens are welcome to volunteer - contact the Nature Center for details.

Date: May 27, 2017
Time: *Times and specific locations might vary slightly from the General Outline of Events listed above; however the events will take place at BJNC between 1-3pm.
Cost: FREE for BJNC members! For non-members: $5/individual (under three is free)
Registration: Non-members: Eventbrite
BJNC members, please email admin@bjnc.org or call 817-491.6333 to register at no cost.
Audience: Open to all ages


FAQs
How should I dress for this eventt?
We recommend you dress for the outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes.
What can I bring into the event?
We recommend you bring water, snacks, sunscreen, bug repellent as needed for you or your family.
What if there's bad weather?
If bad weather strikes, some activities might be moved indoors or cancelled. BJNC follows the City of Southlake's Severe Weather Alerts.


Welcome to a unique opportunity to explore and discover. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is here to help you appreciate the beauty and understand the importance of our Cross Timbers ecosystem. Come to hike, bird, or learn more about this precious North Central Texas habitat. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park, 501(3)(c) nonprofit, and a treasure for all of us. The mission of Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is to restore and preserve the Eastern Cross Timbers ecosystem through environmental leadership, education, and compatible outdoor activities. - Contact Bob Jones Nature Center at  
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