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May 17 @ 09:20
'Birding in North Texas' at BEC on May 20

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On Saturday, May 20th, Coppell Nature Park will host Dr. Charles Siegel, Professor of Biology at North Lake College, for “Birding in North Texas.” Siegel will conduct an early morning bird tour of Coppell Nature Park from 8 to 9:45 and will discuss these birds at the Biodiversity Education Center from 10 to 12. This will be a special opportunity for attendees to enjoy the more than 220 species of birds that migrate through Coppell Nature Park each year. The program is part of the Friends of Coppell Nature Park “Guest Lecture” focus on our environment. Admission is free and the general public is invited.
 
“Birding is a very international, outdoor activity,” says Kathy Martin, president of FCNP, “and the number of birders world-wide is growing. They used to be called ‘birdwatchers,’ but now these enthusiasts are known as ‘birders’. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, they come from all walks of life, from doctors to lawyers, teachers, policemen, corporate executives, truck drivers, merchants, young children, young marrieds and senior citizens.”
 
Friends of Coppell Nature Park (FCNP) is a 501(c) (3), non-profit foundation committed to supporting Coppell Nature Park (CNP) through fund raising, publicity, education and volunteer park maintenance. The Foundation is directed by dedicated Coppell citizens and is a mentor for the volunteerism of hundreds of families and students. FCNP commits its annual budget to development and maintenance of CNP and implementation of environmental education programs.
 
  Coppell Nature Park and the Biodiversity Education Center are situated at 367 Freeport Parkway on the west side of Coppell, Texas. They are part of Wagon Wheel Park, a 153-acre tract of land of which 66 acres are the natural wooded section of Coppell Nature Park. The Biodiversity Education Center is only open to the public during center program offerings.Further information about CNP and FCNP is available at coppellnaturepark.org.