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Mangum-Howell Center’s September Calendar Bookmark

Learn how to transform simple pieces of paper into beautiful designs using the Japanese art of origami at Mangum-Howell Center. Origami artist and staff member Theresa Tran will share step-by-step instructions on how to fold origami paper into Christmas ornaments with beads and other embellishments. A $5 suggested donation is requested to help defray the cost of supplies provided in class.

Fishing, Tadpoles, and Texas History at Jones Park Bookmark

What birds do you encounter in your daily life? Find out the first Saturday each month with Jones Park volunteer Al Barr. This guided bird walk offers participants the chance to observe, identify, and document the different species seen throughout the year. Information from the bird counts is entered into a citizen science database to help track species and population trends in the park. No experience is necessary. Anyone 10 and up can participate. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies at Home Bookmark

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies at Home
While many believe monarch butterflies play only a minor role in nature, Jones Park volunteer Christina McKinney has a different perspective. With more than 325 flitting around her home, butterflies often take center stage. Christina began her foray into the butterfly world in May 2016 after volunteering at a garden with her three children. While weeding the flowerbeds, they noticed tiny white dots on many of the plants. “They had a whole slew of these little monarch eggs everywhere, and we asked if we could raise a couple of them,” she said.