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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 →

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 →

November Meeting – Grassland Wildlife – Nov. 8

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 →

Open House for the 2018 Class

BECOME A MASTER NATURALIST When:  Tuesday, October 3, 7-8:30 PM Where: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, 10056 Marsh Ln., Ste. 101-B, Dallas 75229 The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program will be accepting applications beginning October 1, 2017, for its 2018 class. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems. In return, Master Naturalists provide volunteer service in the form of community education, conservation, citizen science, and demonstration projects, while pursuing advanced training in… Read More →