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Fort Worth, TX 76107
817-332-4441

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 4

Brown Bag with Ed Barnes
12pm - 1pm

Reptiles and amphibians of the western Metroplex

Ed Barnes, graduate student of herpetology and ecology at Tarleton State University, will discuss the reptile and amphibian species of the western metroplex. The talk will include identification of the more common species in the area including identification of the venomous snakes and how to recognize the calls of the local frogs. He will also bring along some animals to see and hold, including his labmate Benny, a gorgeous wild-caught bullsnake.

The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex sits at a crossroads of ecological diversity. It is here that the forests of the east join with the Great Plains of the north and the deserts of the southwest. The intersection of these regions provides a variety of habitats for herpetofauna. It is at this intersection that eastern and western species overlap. In terms of total species, Texas ranks first among the 50 states in herpetofauna diversity. The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex has 82 reptile species and 36 amphibian species.

These animals are often misunderstood, maligned, and feared. It is Ed’s hope that those in attendance will leave with a greater understanding of the beauty and value of these creatures.

Bella's Book & Nature Club
10:30am - 12pm

Reading: The Dandelion Seed

Children and families engage in story time and activities as co-learners and explorers.

  • Cost: $10.00 per family, per visit
  • FREE for BRIT Members
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Wednesday, April 5

Bella's Book & Nature Club
10:30am - 12pm

Reading: The Dandelion Seed

Children and families engage in story time and activities as co-learners and explorers.

  • Cost: $10.00 per family, per visit
  • FREE for BRIT Members
Register Now   >