Category Archives: Announcements

Monica Morrison – Native Texas Wild Cats

Monica is a native Texan who was raised in El Paso but considers Dallas home. She’s a Texas master naturalist and has been working with big cats as a volunteer for more than 15 years. She got her start with wildlife at the Dallas Zoo in the 1990s as a volunteer and tiger docent. Monica has volunteered in various capacities at two Dallas-area big cat sanctuaries, International Exotic Feline Sanctuary (IEFS), and is currently at In-Sync Exotics. She participated in the Dallas Zoo’s ocelot Wildlife Research Expedition in… Read More →

Tim Brys – Invertebrates of Texas-Numerous and Sometimes Odd

In this presentation Tim will share some of his favorite weird and amazing invertebrates of Texas Read More →

Brett Johnson – The Biology of Feral Hogs

Please join us as Brett goes in-depth on the biology of feral hogs, and how that biology plays into the specifics of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s feral hog plan. Brett grew up in the Dallas area, and got an interest in conservation while in the Boy Scouts. He is an Eagle Scout, and recently found himself becoming a Cubmaster for a cub scout pack in Grand Prairie. Brett earned a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies… Read More →

Ryan Blankenship To Speak At May Chapter Meeting: Threats and Pressures to Herpetofauna in Texas

As human populations expand, particularly into the southwestern United States, associated increased resource demands and land use changes will undoubtedly further alter the natural functional processes that shape ecosystems (eg., natural land cover, healthy riparian zones and flow regimes, connectivity and food webs). These changes are exacerbated by the effects of climate change and instability, invasive and introduced species and disease. The majority of our native reptiles and amphibian populations have already experienced significant pressures and human induced change. Portions of all major Texas ecosystems have been altered… Read More →