Author Archives: Mark Kennedy

March 6, Monthly General Meeting – Surviving & Thriving: Reproductive Strategies that Assure Plants’ Success

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125,  See below for more information on the location and time.   Evidence shows that plants have existed on Earth for the last 200 million years (and Homo sapiens for about 200,000 years). At the March meeting our speaker Dana Wilson will teach us some of the many reproductive strategies that plants have used to survive and thrive. About the Speaker Dana Wilson describes herself as native Texan, born in Baylor Hospital; I did my undergraduate at… Read More →

Feb. 6, Monthly General Meeting – Stream Team: Where the Data Flows.

The meeting will be held At Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125 which will have plenty of available seating!   See below for more information on the location and time.  There are now dozens of active Certified Water Quality Monitors in Dallas and Collin Counties under the NTMN Aquatic Alliance Group. And they are monitoring dozens of sites on streams, lakes and springs around Dallas. Richard will present on the status of urban streams and springs in Dallas watersheds and the activities of Aquatic Alliance. Other water monitors… Read More →

Rescheduled – January 9, 2019 Meeting – Tree Advocacy 101: Tree Huggers vs.Tree Muggers

The January meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  The meeting will be held At Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125. See below for more information on the location and time.  It took years of lobbying and negotiating to update the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance. Steve Houser was there from day one in 2005 all the way up until the renegotiated ordinance was passed in 2018. The revisions include incentives for tree preservation and sustainable practices, as well as penalties for non-compliance. Steve is… Read More →

June 2018 Meeting – Natural Born Botanists – Plants from an insect’s point of view.

Meeting will be: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Texas Discovery Gardens     The best entomologists know their plants! Most herbivorous insects are dependent on one or a few species of closely related plants. The June program will help you learn to identify some of the most important plants from an insect’s point of view, using hands on techniques such as observations in the “field” at  Texas Discovery Gardens where we will have access to a wide variety of plants.  Provided will be handout of common flowering… Read More →