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You may know that it’s best to plant milkweed from the closest sources possible, but did you know that planting tropical milkweed can actually be detrimental to the Monarch butterfly—for a couple of different reasons? Here’s some great information on what scientists are learning about this well-meant activity.
The wrong kind of milkweed is stoking parasite infections
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Reasons to not use native plants!
This article isn’t really about reasons not to use native plants. There really just aren’t many. By contrast, there are a great deal of reasons why you should...
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ONE: the number of bird rehabilitators in North Texas. When those persons trying to give a helping hand to injured or young birds contact us, we refer them to Roger’s Wildlife. Caring for these birds is a necessary, yet expensive, task. Rehabbers work entirely from donations—they’re not publicly funded.

Rogers Wildlife may have to close because of the financial constraints. Please don’t let that happen! Rogers Wildlife takes in 5,000+ injured, orphaned and ill birds each year in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metroplex area. They are asking for the community’s support right now to ensure they can continue their good work in 2015. Otherwise, they will have to close their doors to injured birds.

We want the birds of the North Texas area to have this option rather than going to Animal Control to be euthanized. For every donation made, DFW Wildlife Coalition will double it - up to the first $1,500. Please give as generously as you can, and share, share, share! Our Texas birds need our help.

Please use this link. All donations will be provided to Rogers Wildlife. YouCaring does not charge any fees. The only fee taken from your donation will be the 2.9% charged for the credit/debit card transaction. Your donation is doubled! http://www.youcaring.com/…/save-baby-birds-for-match…/324045

You can learn more about this story at http://www.wfaa.com/…/rogers-wildlife-center-fund…/24869497/
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Herman the Sulcata tortoise looks for Santa!
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Holiday Trail of Lights starts Saturday! More info at www.heardmuseum.org/lights
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Fence lizard...not be confused with the horned lizard!
 
Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus
http://nature-braun.blogspot.com/2015/05/eastern-fence-lizard.html

Sometimes confused for the horned lizard, the Eastern Fence Lizard belongs to a different genus. They can be found in forested areas, including backyards although always near a tree. Older females may lay up to four clutches a year with up to 16 eggs, but they do not receive any parental care after being laid. [More information at link above!]
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Don't forget! The Spring Plant Sale opens to the public today at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. We'll be open till 5 p.m. today. Come buy and get some great (tax-free) plants. We'll open back up tomorrow (Sunday) from 1-5 p.m. Thank you for your support of our fundraising event!! 1 Nature Place in McKinney, TX
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Don't forget! The spring plant sale opens to the public today at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. We'll be open till 5 p.m. today. Come buy and get some great (tax-free) plants. We'll open back up tomorrow (Sunday) from 1-5 p.m. Thank you for your support of our fundraising event!! 1 Nature Place in McKinney.
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Went well!  I believe they sold out!
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ONE: the number of bird rehabilitators in North Texas. When those persons trying to give a helping hand to injured or young birds contact us, we refer them to Roger’s Wildlife. Caring for these birds is a necessary, yet expensive, task. Rehabbers work entirely from donations—they’re not publicly funded.

Rogers Wildlife may have to close because of the financial constraints. Please don’t let that happen! Rogers Wildlife takes in 5,000+ injured, orphaned and ill birds each year in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metroplex area. They are asking for the community’s support right now to ensure they can continue their good work in 2015. Otherwise, they will have to close their doors to injured birds.

We want the birds of the North Texas area to have this option rather than going to Animal Control to be euthanized. For every donation made, DFW Wildlife Coalition will double it - up to the first $1,500. Please give as generously as you can, and share, share, share! Our Texas birds need our help.

Please use this link. All donations will be provided to Rogers Wildlife. YouCaring does not charge any fees. The only fee taken from your donation will be the 2.9% charged for the credit/debit card transaction. Your donation is doubled! http://www.youcaring.com/…/save-baby-birds-for-match…/324045

You can learn more about this story at http://www.wfaa.com/…/rogers-wildlife-center-fund…/24869497/
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Here are just a couple of the events coming up at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Please take a moment to share with your friends!
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Holiday Trail of Lights starts Saturday! More info at www.heardmuseum.org/lights
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Bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore and preserve our priceless environment.
Introduction

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in McKinney, Texas, is the result of Bessie Heard’s vision for the future and her commitment to the community and
North Texas.

Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment. In keeping with Miss Heard’s vision, the Heard’s purpose is threefold: education, conservation, and preservation. Through education, particularly for young people, the Heard emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation.