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June 2018 Meeting – Natural Born Botanists – Plants from an insect’s point of view.

Meeting will be: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Texas Discovery Gardens     The best entomologists know their plants! Most herbivorous insects are dependent on one or a few species of closely related plants. The June program will help you learn to identify some of the most important plants from an insect’s point of view, using hands on techniques such as observations in the “field” at  Texas Discovery Gardens where we will have access to a wide variety of plants.  Provided will be handout of common flowering… Read More →

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

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 20!!  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… Read More →