Author Archives: Mark Kennedy

March 2018 Meeting – Photography: A Naturalist’s Tool

Meeting will be: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm     Nature observation is a fundamental practice that we, as Naturalists, engage in every day. Each of us is drawn towards something different in nature, be it a silent flock of migrating waxwings, a lonely primrose by the creek, the sight of an approaching thunderstorm or a sudden crop of mushrooms on a favorite trail. It is this simple act of acquiring information from the primary source using our senses that connects us with our environment and defines… Read More →

February 2018 Meeting – Indian Marker Trees: Living witnesses to the history of a past civilization.

 Meeting will be: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm     American Indians used trees not only to mark a trail, but also to signal the presence of important features, some of which were critical for survival. Indian marker trees are living witnesses and a significant part of this nation’s cultural heritage. Volunteers for the Texas Historic Tree Coalition (TxHTC) are working hard to find, research, verify, recognize and celebrate these priceless cultural treasures. TxHTC is passionate in its purpose to increase awareness and understanding of Indian… Read More →

January 2018 Meeting – Finding Common Ground and Advancing Positive Conservation Outcomes in Environmental Issues

Meeting will be: Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm     As Master Naturalists, our Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics insure the ultimate trust, dignity and integrity of the TMN Program and its members. But do these codes limit or enhance our ability to be effective ambassadors for environmental concerns? Craig contends that adherence to our Codes enhance our ability to be effective communicators, and provide an alternative to the toxic nature of political discourse in our society. Topics to be covered in his presentation… Read More →