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Places to go: Nov. 8 and beyond

• Explore the trails around the River Legacy Living Science Center with a naturalist at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. RSVP to 817-860-6752.


• Take a short, guided hike and see the last of the fall wildflowers, 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, on the trails of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. It’s free with paid admission ($2-$5). 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410;


• The Botanical Research Institute of Texas continues its exhibit by Texas artist Billy Hassell, “Ephemera: Winged Creatures of Texas,” through Thursday, Nov. 13. BRIT is at 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth. 817-332-4441;


• Phil Craighead will talk about his travels to Antarctica at a meeting of the Fort Worth Audubon Society at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in Room 114 of the Research and Education Building, Lower Level, UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. A bird ID session will begin at 6:50 p.m.


• Through Nov. 23, the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is hosting a benefit art exhibition and sale titled “Broadview: A Spectrum of Nature” at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. The juried show features 44 local artists and their works of native flora, fauna and landscapes of North Central Texas. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and its efforts to restore the historic Broadview overlook, which the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed in the 1930s.


• Learn about backyard composting during a family discovery program, 11-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Backyard Vegetable Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. The program is for children age 4 and older; two children per caregiver. From 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, join a come-and-go craft time for families in Rock Springs Woods. Supplies are furnished. Bring a picnic for after the program or join a tour of the garden. 817-392-5510;


• 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 answer gardening questions and give horticultural advice 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fridays. Simply call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.

Mark your calendar …

• For Into the Garden’s Shop for a Cause holiday open house, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 15 and noon-5 p.m. Nov. 16, benefiting the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. 4600 Dexter Ave., Fort Worth.




• For the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Small Exhibits Building, Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Drive, Fort Worth. The event is free and pet-friendly.

• For Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind modular horticulture and Master Gardener classes, held on occasional Saturdays through December. The classes, covering botany, horticulture, plant propagation and more, will be held in various locations in Fort Worth and other North Texas cities. Registration is recommended. For information, call 817-884-1944 and ask for Steve Chaney, or visit

for the schedule of classes.

• For free, informal tours at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden by members of the Perennial Garden Master Gardener Project and the Trial Garden Master Gardener Project. The perennial garden tour begins at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, and a guided tour of the trial garden begins at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Both events are weather permitting. Look for signs at each garden and wait for the tour guide. To check availability, call the Botanic Garden’s main desk at 817-871-7686.