Events & Presentations

These are talks or other presentations I plan to give in the coming months. Hope to see you there!


February 29, 2020 – Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center

The Amphibians of Early Spring

Spring is for new life, especially for the frogs and toads of north Texas. Why do frogs and toads call on spring nights, and where are our salamanders? I’ll answer all of that with photos and recordings of frog calls.

This will be a talk with PowerPoint for photos, from 11:00am-12:00pm. See the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge page or website for entrance and other fees.


March 8, 2020 – Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

A Mindfulness Walk in the Woods

Want a deeper connection with nature? Join us on a walk using a “mindfulness” approach to being in the woods. We will turn off our phones and let go of the things that pull us away from the sights, sounds, smells, and the feel of where we are in the moment. We will talk about these things, but there will also be times when we are quiet. Ages 12 and up.

This will be a walk in one or more parts of the refuge, from 1:30-2:30pm. See the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge page or website for entrance and other fees.


April 21, 2020 (This date is tentative)-Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve meeting at the Arlington Police Department – West Service Center

Venomous Snakes in the DFW Area

There are many snakes in Dallas, Tarrant, and the surrounding counties, and yet bites from venomous snakes are not common. Why is that? We will discuss a number of reasons, including that most snakes are not venomous, and even the venomous kinds try to avoid people as a matter of life and death (for them!). There will be lots of photos of venomous and non-venomous snakes. We will also talk about venomous snake bite and what to do if bitten.

This will be a talk with PowerPoint for photos. The event is free, and should go from 7:00-8:30pm