Native Prairie Walks Apr/May 2018
The North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists has organized a series of discovery walks in prairies and parks in Dallas County during April and May, 2018.
The walks will generally be one hour long, and will be lead by expert walk leaders with knowledge of plants, grasses, birds, insects, amphibians, and geology depending on the type of walk scheduled.
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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 →
Please join us for a presentation on Grassland Wildlife by Pat Merkord . Meeting will be: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm Since 2006, Pat Merkord has been with the Native Prairies Association of Texas, a non-profit land trust that conserves, restores and educates about Texas prairies. She has served as Secretary and President of the Board and is now Executive Director. NPAT was founded in 1986 by a group of Texans concerned greatly about our disappearing prairie heritage, especially Texas’ endangered tallgrass prairies, and is a non-profit… Read More →
Please join us for a presentation on the effects of wind turbines on birds and bats by Dr. Amanda Hale. Meeting will be: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm Dr. Hale is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist with a strong interest in conservation biology. She received her M.S. in Ecology from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Miami. Dr. Hale has extensive field experience in a wide range of habitats across the U.S. and Costa Rica, and has more than 20 years… Read More →