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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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 →
Please join us for a presentation on the native fish of Texas by Nicholas Martinez. Meeting will be: Wednesday,August 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm You might be able to ID a Largemouth (or a Guadalupe) bass if you saw it. But what about a Stoneroller or a Gambusia? Texas has nearly 250 freshwater fish species but sadly many non-game fish are overlooked by both fishermen and naturalists alike. These fish may be tiny, but they play a huge ecological role in our water system. Nic Martinez is… Read More →
Please join us as Brandon and Susan Pollard talk to us about sustainable urban environments, native plant and pollinator habitats and their vision of what our future as naturalists could hold. Meeting will be: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm Susan and Brandon Pollard have been counted among the forerunners of the Urban AG movement in North Texas and Urban Apiculture pioneers in America. Decades of trailblazing and grass root efforts have been their penchant. Containing dynamic advocacy for regional honeybee populations while creating a sustainable livelihood… Read More →
Please join us as Rob Franke, Mayor of Cedar Hill, Texas talks to us about Urban Conservation. Meeting will be: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm Rob Franke is a peacemaker. His diverse background includes resolving complex issues through consensus, shared values and mutual success in high-energy situations. Rob’s experience in mediation, engineering, business, political environments, and charged situations provides clear focus to turn challenges to opportunity. Rob is serving his 8th term as Mayor of Cedar Hill. He has served 19 years as mayor, plus three… Read More →