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Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

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1 Nature Place
McKinney, 75069

September 2019

(AT) Native Plant Society Meeting

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 11/05/2019

  The Collin County Chapter of NPSOT meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Laughlin Hall at the Heard Museum in McKinney. The Heard Museum’s address is 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069. There is a social time before meetings which start at 6:45 p.m. Guests are invited to join us at the monthly meetings.

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(AT) BPTMN Meeting

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September 10: “The Importance of Fungi in Ecosystems and Some Common Mushrooms in North Central Texas” - Denis Benjamin Denis Benjamin grew up in South Africa and trained as a physician in Johannesburg. He emigrated to the United States in 1970 to complete his residency in pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He practiced pediatric pathology at Children’s hospitals in Seattle and Fort Worth. Denis was a Professor in both the Departments of Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory…

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(AT) 2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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01/12/2019, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Monthly on the 2nd Saturday Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary MAP Description: Monthly Bird Walks at the Heard The Heard Museum and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) offer guided bird walks on the Heard Sanctuary. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). If you come a few minutes late the group may have already started their walk so it…

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(AT) 3rd Saturday Nature Talks at the Heard

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

September 21,  THIS IS USUALLY WHEN THE NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY DOES A WILDFLOWER WALK AND TALK. ————— These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Please check back for more…

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October 2019

(AT) Native Plant Society Meeting

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 11/05/2019

  The Collin County Chapter of NPSOT meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Laughlin Hall at the Heard Museum in McKinney. The Heard Museum’s address is 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069. There is a social time before meetings which start at 6:45 p.m. Guests are invited to join us at the monthly meetings.

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(AT) Deep Dive – Skills for Learning to ID Birds by Ear

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Skills for Learning to ID Birds by Ear” Prior to the regularly scheduled October 8 meeting, from 6:30pm-7pm, Jean Suplick (BPTMN member and Chapter Education Director) will teach how to identify birds based on their vocalizations. Learning how to ID birds based on their songs and calls may seem daunting at first, but with a methodical approach and a set of skills for focusing your listening, you can start building your repertoire one bird species at a time. This class…

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(AT) BPTMN Meeting

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 8 Meeting: Topic: “How to Discover a New Planet“ Speaker: Dr. David Baker Dr. David Baker explores extreme stuff on Earth and other planets. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and his Master’s and Ph.D. from UCLA in Geophysics and Space Physics.  Dr. Baker later worked as a research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigating extreme precipitation events on Earth. He currently serves as Chair and Professor of Physics at Austin College in Sherman, Texas and is the Director…

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(AT) 2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/14/2019

01/12/2019, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Monthly on the 2nd Saturday Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary MAP Description: Monthly Bird Walks at the Heard The Heard Museum and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) offer guided bird walks on the Heard Sanctuary. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). If you come a few minutes late the group may have already started their walk so it…

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(AT) 3rd Saturday Nature Talks at the Heard

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

October 19, Art and The Natural World – Lynne Baume, Heard Museum ​Lynne will share some ideas for creating natural pictures and some different ways of ‘preserving’ our native plants either for study or for pleasure. This will be a ‘hands-on’ class and very entertaining. ————— These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or…

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November 2019

(AT) Native Plant Society Meeting

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 11/05/2019

  The Collin County Chapter of NPSOT meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Laughlin Hall at the Heard Museum in McKinney. The Heard Museum’s address is 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069. There is a social time before meetings which start at 6:45 p.m. Guests are invited to join us at the monthly meetings.

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(AT) 2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/14/2019

01/12/2019, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Monthly on the 2nd Saturday Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary MAP Description: Monthly Bird Walks at the Heard The Heard Museum and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) offer guided bird walks on the Heard Sanctuary. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). If you come a few minutes late the group may have already started their walk so it…

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(AT) BPTMN Meeting

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/17/2019

The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. We meet in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road – NOT the main museum building and parking lot which you’ll pass on the…

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(AT) 3rd Saturday Nature Talks at the Heard

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

November 16 – Quarry Flower Farm – Cynthia Alexander ​Ms. Alexander will discuss how to develop a cut-flower-farm and species that do well in our area.  She is a Master Naturalist and a member of the Specialty Cut Flower Growers. ————— These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of…

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December 2019

(AT) BPTMN Meeting

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/17/2019

The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners. We meet in the Science Resource Center at the end of the road – NOT the main museum building and parking lot which you’ll pass on the…

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(AT) 2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 12/14/2019

01/12/2019, 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Monthly on the 2nd Saturday Location:Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary MAP Description: Monthly Bird Walks at the Heard The Heard Museum and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society (PTAS) offer guided bird walks on the Heard Sanctuary. Walks begin promptly at 8 AM and last 1.5 hours (with optional extended time if some participants are interested). If you come a few minutes late the group may have already started their walk so it…

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(AT) 3rd Saturday Nature Talks at the Heard

December 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

December, Winter Tree Walk in the Heard Tree Forest ————— These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Please check back for more details.

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