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Dwight Wilson – How tracking can make you a better Naturalist

The April Chapter meeting will be at Mountain View College Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Please join us as Dwight Wilson shows and talks about tracks and sign, but also about how wildlife interacts and connects to it’s environment. Understanding the big picture of tracking will connect the Naturalist to the wildlife they track and also to nature! Dwight was raised on a small farm where he roamed the woods and learned to hunt and trap at a young age. In 1990 a close friend of his gave him… Read More →

13 Things You Need to Know About the Poison Oak and Ivy Rash

Please join us as Amy Martin teaches us all about Poison Ivy! In this subversively funny talk, Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant (www.Itchy.biz), shares her deep knowledge of poison oak and ivy gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management. Facts such as that soap is terrible for removing urushiol from the skin and the poison oak and ivy barrier creams that actually work. You’ll learn how humans are the only animal allergic… Read More →

Backyard Medicine

Please join us as John Wolf of Wolfsong Farm teaches us about the medicines and foods that are growing in our backyards right now! John Wolf is a Farmer and Forager at Wolfsong Farm, located on 18 acres in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas about 25 miles east of Dallas where seasonal clean food is grown and wild-crafted without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. You can learn more about John by visiting his web site at: https://www.facebook.com/WolfsongFarm The February Chapter meeting: Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017… Read More →

Understanding Environmental Quality in Shale Energy Basins

Please join us as Doug Carlton teaches us about the ways that environmental quality is being protected during the current fracking boom in Texas. Doug is trained as an analytical chemist, applying his training towards environmental areas of concern. He earned his bachelors in Chemistry in 2009 from East Texas Baptist University where he was also a four-year letterman on their football team. He then moved to DFW to begin his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Arlington. During this period, he developed an expertise in separation… Read More →