Cleanup Day In The Meadow Postponed

The Cleanup Day in the Meadow scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been postponed.

When the event is rescheduled, we will announce it here as well as through our social media platforms.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

 

Join Us On Sunday For “Holiday In The Meadow”

Connemara Celebrate The Season

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Connemara’s annual Holiday in the Meadow celebration is set for December 8!

The Connemara Conservancy invites you to join us Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve as we celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of outdoor family fun.

The afternoon of free family fun will feature hayrides, hammocks, a photo booth, face paintings, hot chocolate, hot cider and new this year, all the pecans you can pick up!

Holiday music will be provided by Allen Philharmonic Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Check back often for updates to the afternoon’s activities.

 

Thank You For Your Support

North Texas Giving Day logo

Thank you to everyone who supported Connemara during North Texas Giving Day!

Your gifts helped us qualify for bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas.

More importantly, it will help us expand our restoration efforts and conservation education programs in the Meadow Nature Preserve.

 

2020 Bird Walk calendar is set

If you enjoy participating in our monthly bird walks (or have always wanted to) you can set your calendar for 2020. Dates for next year’s Bird Walks have been scheduled.

2020 Bird Walk Calendar

Sunday, January 5 — 8 am

Saturday, February 1 — 8 am

Sunday, March 1— 8 am

Saturday, April 4 — 8 am

Sunday, May 3 — 7 am

Saturday, June 6 — 7 am

Sunday, July 5 — 7 am

Saturday, August 1 — 7 am

Sunday, September 6 — 7 am 

Saturday, October 3 — 8 am

Sunday, November 1 — 8 am

Saturday, December 5 — 8 am

CLICK HERE to see the monthly calendar of scheduled walks for the rest of 2019 and 2020.

Parking is in the main entrance at Tatum and Alma.

Save The Date: NT Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day logo

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 19. That’s the date of the annual North Texas Giving Day when your contribution to the Connemara Conservancy goes even further!

On September 19 your donation to Connemara will help us qualify for bonus funds and prizes from the Communities Foundation of Texas.

Schedule Your Gift In Advance

To make it even easier to show your support, you can schedule your gift in advance by visiting our page on NorthTexasGivingDay.org at any time beginning September 9.

We will have more information on how you can participate as we get closer, but for now be sure to mark you calendar for the morning of September 19 to “Get Up And Give.”

Entering The Meadow during construction

While construction is taking place, there are three ways to access The Meadow:

  • You can park in front of our gates (not on the street) which are located at the Eastern end of Hedgcoxe (Turn to the East from Alma and drive to the end of Hedgcoxe, our gates are immediately to the right of the house with the purple door.)  After you park, walk around the gates, through the vacant lot, cross the staircase, or walk around it and you will be in the middle of the Upper Meadow.
  • You can turn left on Greensboro when Hedgcoxe ends, park next to the public park at the end of Greensboro, walk across the park to the sidewalk, take a right and walk into the Meadow.
  • Volunteers are at the Meadow on most weekday mornings from 9 a.m. until Noon and you can park in the Alma parking area, walk down the gravel road, cross the bridge (we leave the temp gate open) and walk into the Meadow.

 

 

Holiday in The Meadow rescheduled to Dec. 16

Connemara Celebrate The Season

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Connemara’s Holiday in the Meadow celebration has been rescheduled to Dec. 16 due to bad weather expected this weekend.

The Connemara Conservancy invites you to join us Sunday, Dec. 16, from Noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve as we celebrate the holiday season with an afternoon of outdoor family fun.

We will have cocoa and smores, hayrides, hammocks, carols, a photo booth, potential Elf sightings, and more.

Holiday music will be provided by Allen Philharmonic Tuba Euphonium Quartet.

Holiday cookies and brownies will be provided by Market Street of Allen.

In addition, with a donation to Connemara you can register for one of these two great outings:

Bee Hive Tour:  Join the Meadow Bee Keeper for a working visit to the hive.  You will be dressed in a full bee suit, work the smoker and provide other assistance.  Photos and video of the experience will be provided.

Private Hot Dog and Marshmallow Roast with Hay Rides:  You and 11 of your friends will have a 2-hour private hot dog/marshmallow roast in the Meadow on a Saturday night in December or January.  Hay rides will also be provided.

 

Backyard Gnome takes a look at Connemara

the-backyard-gnome-logoWe love it when someone talks about Connemara and our mission.

The latest comes from The Backyard Gnome, where writer Tony McLellan takes a thoughtful look at our history as well as the work we are doing today.

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Join us May 6 for an Artist Reception in the Meadow

Human Nature by artist Art Garcia

“Human Nature, Figure No. 5, No. 6, No. 7” by artist Art Garcia

Dallas artist Art Garcia is adding to your enjoyment of the Meadow Nature Preserve this spring and summer with his exhibition, Human Nature, a collection of colorful steel sculptures representing the human form that have been thoughtfully placed throughout the Meadow.


The public is invited to an Artist Reception in the Meadow from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, featuring music, food, drinks, a discussion and tour of the sculpture with the artist.


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Special offers from Connemara

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift or a really unique way to enjoy the Great Outdoors in 2018?

We have three packages that will provide a special experience in the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve.

If you are interested in any — or all — of these opportunities,
contact Connemara’s Meadow Manager Bob Mione
at meadowmanager@connemaraconservancy.org.

Site last updated March 19, 2020 @ 8:31 pm