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GRASSHOPPER COUNT with DR. AARON PAN 9/9 7-9pm

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

As part of our Wednesday Sunset, Wildflowers and Wine regular potluck evenings, Dr. Aaron Pan, executive director of Don Harrington Discovery Center, will be teaching us all about our local grasshoppers and leading us on a hunt to see how many species we can find.

Last time we did this we found 23 different species in the space of an hour!

Potluck rules apply, as usual.

$3 adults. $2 for kids over 3 and seniors  65 plus.

 

 

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TMN NATURE TRACKER PRESENTATION

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Friday, October 2, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Program sponsored by Texas Master Naturalists.

Friday night- 7 PM at Wildcat Bluff.  Not sure how long it will last, but may go til 9 PM.  Bring a phone, IPad, digital camera.  We will have to download an app for use on Saturday.  I believe it will be similar to the inaturalist.org app for project “Tx Milkweeds for Monarchs” we had to log into to report our milkweed findings that time we were at Alibates.

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RARE BLACK-FOOTED FERRET RELOCATION PROGRAM Wed. 8/12. 7:45-8:45pm

black-footed ferret

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 -
7:45pm to 8:45pm

The Blackfooted Ferret ( BFF) is so rare, that it was thought to be extinct until 1981 when 129 were located in Meeteetse Wyoming. However , in 1985, following disease outbreaks, the population dwindled to just 18. Those 18 were captured and captive breeding began. The ferret's near demise was an indirect result of it being a specialized carnivore.

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DR. PAN'S MARVELOUS MOTHS 7/22 8:15-10:30PM

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -
8:15pm to 10:30pm

Dr. Aaron Pan from the Don Harrington Discovery Center will be leading us on an exciting adventure to look for moths around Wildcat Bluff. We will start off in the Gilvin Building until it gets dark, then go outside to see what gets attracted to our white sheet 'trap,' with blacklight. This is part of National Moth week and is sponsored by the West Amarillo Environmental Consortium.

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HOME-SCALE RAINWATER HARVESTING FOR THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

Dave Stebbins rainwater harvest

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Saturday, June 6, 2015 -
10:00am to 11:00am

It’s a miracle...water from the sky!

We know how great rainwater is for our lawns and gardens. Wouldn’t be wonderful if we could store it for the dry times? Saturday, June 6 at 10am, Wildcat Bluff will show you how you can collect rainwater! Member Dave Stebbins will take us on a virtual tour of a half dozen Amarillo home-sized rainwater systems. You’ll get tips and techniques to harvest rainwater and you’ll learn ways to get it to your plants. Join us! 

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SUMMER CAMP: NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS

paw twigs

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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 8:30am to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 3:30pm

For ages 8-11. Calling all you budding artists! Does nature inspire you? This will be a week of bringing out your creative side to make art using natural, as well as man-made materials to depict nature in all its glory!

We will use natural materials, spending some time outside hiking around, both looking for inspiration and scavenging for stuff to make art with.

This camp costs $195 for non-members, $160 for members, and runs daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Aftercare from 3:30 - 5:30 is $60 for all.

Contact Vivien Young

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SUMMER CAMP: ANIMALS A-Z/ANIMALS OF THE HIGH PLAINS

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:30am to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 3:30pm

For ages 8-11, this camp is tons of fun! Every day you will learn about a different type of animal: Mammals, Insects and their relatives, Reptiles and amphibians, Birds, and maybe even Fish, etc.

We will have live animals and guest speakers visiting us, art projects, puzzles, hikes to look for wildlife, and lots more.

This camp costs $195 for non-members, $160 for members, and runs daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Aftercare from 3:30 - 5:30 is $60 for all.

Contact Vivien Young

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WATER: THE SOURCE FOR GROWING

pond, stream, water, wildcat bluff

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Monday, March 16, 2015 -
9:00am to 2:00pm

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center is happy to be hosting a Spring Break mini-camp that will educate and enlighten middle school students on the infinite roles that water plays in sustaining our health, our life, and our environment! Through interactive conversations and activities, participants will learn to appreciate water for all that it is.

Age group: 5th grade through 8th grade
Cost: $95 for members, $115 for non-members

WATER: THE SOURCE FOR
GROWING
Wildcat Bluff Spring Break Camp March 16, 17, 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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