Nature-friendly places to go in DFW starting June 25

▪ The Fort Worth Bonsai Society’s annual show and sale will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Displays, plants and supplies. 817-392-5510;

▪ This weekend at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, learn how to make “Backyard Bee Sanctuaries,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The class is approved for Master Naturalist training hours. Call 817-392-7410 to register. The program is free, or $15 for a Mason bee nest box.

Study the fish of the West Fork of the Trinity River with a naturalist, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26.

Admission to the refuge is $2-$5. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410;

▪ Kids ages 18 months to 3 years can join a free Little Sprouts program on flowers, 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. It’s limited to 16 kids, first come, first served, and parental supervision is required. 817-392-5510;

▪ Charley Amos, Cross Timbers master naturalist and past president of the Fort Worth Audubon Society, will talk about birds in North Texas at the meeting of the Arlington Organic Garden Club, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington. Bring a friend. For more information, call Bob Ressl at 817-707-6678.

▪ 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 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. RSVP by July 6 to or call or text 817-405-8132.

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