▪ Join a free, easy and educational hike with master naturalist Leigh Langford, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake. Topic: plants power down for winter. 817-491-6333; www.bjnc.org.
▪ Bring the kids and learn about the misunderstood spider and other arachnids, 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. From 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, they can learn about more misunderstood animals, such as skunks, owls and snakes. Both programs are free with admission ($2-$5). On Friday, Nov. 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m., take a leisurely “Early Birds” hike with a naturalist. Bring along binoculars and cameras. Registration is required. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.
▪ Take a nighttime walk in the woods on a guided lunar hike for adults, 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. It’s $5 per person. Headlamps and flashlights with red filters welcome. The hike is recommended for age 18 and older, but children 12 and older may join with an adult. RSVP to 817-860-6752, ext. 102; www.riverlegacy.org.
▪ Master gardener Sher Dunaway will talk about hummingbird gardens at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at a meeting of the Arlington Garden Club at the Fielder House Museum, 1616 W. Abram St. For questions, email email@example.com or go to the Facebook page, Garden Club- Arlington TX.
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▪ The Conservatory of the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Center at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will be closed for updates and repairs for November, beginning Sunday. fwbg.org.
▪ Get fresh ideas for holiday decorating, especially Christmas trees, from professional decorator Susan Hagemeier at a meeting of the Colleyville Garden Club at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. colleyvillegardenclub.org
▪ Children age 4 and older can learn about leaves during a free Family Discovery program, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Backyard Vegetable Garden of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. It’s free; two children per caregiver. 817-392-5510; http://fwbg.org.
▪ Kids and caregivers can learn about skunks 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday during a Nature Adventurers class at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Activities include stories, songs and a guided hike. It’s $15 per child/adult, $5 per additional child. RSVP to 817-860-6752; www.riverlegacy.org.
▪ Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
▪ Johnson County Master Gardeners also answer gardening questions and give advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.
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▪ For the Botanical Research Institute of Texas’ second annual Artisan Market, featuring handcrafted items including art, textiles, photography, bath products and foods, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. 1700 University Drive (inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT campus), Fort Worth. 817-332-4441; www.brit.org.
▪ For the Bob Jones Nature Center’s fundraiser, Naturally Sweet, A Celebration Under the Stars, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Marriott Solana, Westlake. $75, $65 members. Tickets: http://bjnc.org/events-naturally-sweet.php.