Author Archives: Bruce Stewart

Dr. Patty McGill to Speak at October Chapter Meeting

What Makes a Bird a Bird? Fascinating Insights into the Life of Birds Dr. Patty McGill is the Vice President of Conservation & Education at the Dallas Zoo.  Prior to this she was the Director of the North Texas Audubon Centers; before moving to Texas, Patty served as the Senior Vice President for the Animal Collection and the Curator of Birds for Chicago Zoological Society/ Brookfield Zoo.  Dr. McGill has been working on the conservation of Humboldt penguins in Peru for the past 20 years; she earned her… Read More →

Junior Master Naturalist Program to Begin in September

Explore the true nature of Texas Led by Perot Museum education staff and North Texas Master Naturalist volunteers, this program combines engaging classroom training with inspiring field-based discovery to help kids develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of Texas ecosystems. Through exciting hands-on explorations and outdoor adventures, your child will gain the skills and knowledge to become good stewards of the environment. Classes take place during First Thursday Late Nights at the Museum — and on Saturdays, participants and their parents meet at different parks in the North Texas… Read More →

Chris Jackson to Speak at September Chapter Meeting

DFW Urban Wildlife: Documenting the Diversity of Dallas/Fort Worth Urban Wildlife Chris Jackson is not a biologist, or a zoologist, or an ornithologist, or any other kind of ologist for that matter. A software engineer by profession, Chris has become an amateur author, naturalist, and photographer by passion. Exploring the natural world and learning about native wildlife is what Chris really enjoys. Amazing advances in technology have allowed Chris to pursue his interests in ways not previously possible. Digital photography allows for easy trial and error learning. The… Read More →

Ricky Linex to Speak on Riparian Management at August Chapter Meeting

Ricky Linex  will speak on “Riparian Management – Why Creeks Act the Way They Do” at the North Texas Master Naturalist August chapter meeting. His book can be purchased before the meeting: Range Plants of North Central Texas; A Land User’s Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management.  The book first became available last September and features 324 plants: 160 forbs, 59 grasses and 105 woody plants of the area.  The cost is a flat $20.00 per book. To buy the book and have autographed, come to the NTMN… Read More →