These programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and cover a variety of subjects. Third Saturday Nature Talks are open to the public and are free with paid general admission or Heard Museum Membership. Many of these programs will have an outside component. Please dress appropriately. These talks begin at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

September 21 - Wildflower Walk & Talk

Join us on a walk through the Heard to explore the flowers the bloom in the fall! This program will be led by members of the Native Plant Society of Texas - Collin County Chapter.

October 19 - Art and the Natural World

Lynne Hubner, Heard Museum Curator, will share some ideas for creating natural pictures and some different ways of ‘preserving’ our native plants either for study or for pleasure. This will be a ‘hands-on’ class and very entertaining.

November 16 - Quarry Flower Farm 

Cynthia Alexander will discuss how to develop a cut-flower-farm and species that do well in our area.  She is a Master Naturalist and a member of the Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

December 21 - Winter Tree Walk

Come and see the magic of the Heard's bottomland forest without the camouflage of leaves. You'll get to know the things we overlook the rest of the year. In the winter, when many plants have lost their leaves, it may seem impossible to identify plants; however, during this hike, you will learn about some of the ways you can identify plants without their foliage.

More dates and information coming soon!

Looking for additional informative talks? Please see the information about our seasonal Butterfly Talks or Second Saturday Bird Walks.