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May 2018 Meeting – Waltz Across Texas – a dance across space and time

Meeting will be: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm     The May Meeting program will be a whirlwind tour of the surface geology of Texas, that is, the rocks exposed in each region and the land forms that result.  From touring the varied regions of Texas, we will piece together the 1.2 billion years of earth’s history exposed in Texas.   Photo of Guadalupe Peak, with the cliff El Capitan on the right.  The scarp shows layers sloping to the right, which connect shallow reef limestones at… Read More →

Jim’s This and That: April 2018

JIM’S THIS & THAT: April 2018 Happy April Fools Day! What to do, what to do…here are some devilish inspirations… https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-april-fools-pranks *** Forbid us to be satisfied with what we make of life. Draw us from trivial content and set our eyes on far-off goals. Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we may be driven to you for strength. Deliver us from fretfulness and self-pitying; make us sure of the good we cannot see and of the hidden good in the world. Save us from… Read More →

Announcing the Fall Class at Mountain View College

Welcome to North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program! Here you will find “a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.” Here I find my dig-deep in-the-dirt side-by-side true friends. I admire North Texas Master Naturalists for connecting people with nature, committing to our community and representing our chapter contributing in countless ways with our partner projects all over Dallas County and beyond; and… Read More →

April 2018 Meeting – Save the Night: Life on Earth Depends on Natural Darkness

Meeting will be: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm   Almost every living thing on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes. Humans have come to depend on artificial light for nighttime activities. So, how does artificial light at night affect fauna, flora, and even humans? This presentation is a peek into our natural world after dark and the effect that artificial light has on it. Come learn about how artificial lighting affects life, and outdoor lighting practices that let us have… Read More →