▪ Early birders will gather for the Fort Worth Audubon Society’s 12th annual scavenger hunt, 5:45 a.m. July 9. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Al’s Hamburgers, corner of Green Oaks Boulevard and Collins Street, Arlington. $5. Beginners welcome. Bring a team or be assigned to one. Call or text 817-405-8132. www.fwas.org.
▪ Take the family on a free, guided nature walk at 10 a.m. July 9 at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Register by calling 817-860-6752.
From 9 to 11 a.m. July 9, join a backyard composting class offered by the city of Arlington Master Composters. No registration necessary; a free book will be offered. For more information, call 817-459-6778 or visit www.arlingtontx.gov. The activity is in the science center’s parking lot.
The beginner’s adult yoga series continues at 10 a.m. July 9. Bring a water bottle and a mat. It’s $5 per person and for age 16 and older. riverlegacy.org.
▪ Kids can learn about wildlife during two programs this weekend in the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
The first, at 1 and 3 p.m. July 9, is “Aqua Turtles,” and the second, 1-2 p.m. July 10, will be “Misunderstood Wildlife.”
These programs are free with paid admission. Admission to the refuge is $2-$5. You may register for these activities and more online. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.
▪ The Fort Worth Bonsai Society will talk about suiseki, the Japanese art of “viewing stone,” at 7 p.m. July 14 in the conservatory of the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
▪ 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.
Mark your calendar …
▪ For “Dig Deep 2016,” Tarrant Area Food Bank’s conference for urban farmers, gardeners and community members. It will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 16 at UNT Health Science Center’s Medical Education and Training Building, 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. It’s $25. For more information and to register, visit tarrantareafoodbank.eventbrite.com.
▪ For Marshall Grain Co.’s 7th annual Pooch Pool Party, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16 at the Grapevine store, 3525 William D. Tate Ave. It is a fundraiser for DFW Pug Rescue, the North Texas Pet Food Pantry and Bark to End Alzheimer’s. Free dog baths, wading pools, treats and more. 817-416-6600; www.marshallgrain.com/events.