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Backyard Medicine

Please join us as John Wolf of Wolfsong Farm teaches us about the medicines and foods that are growing in our backyards right now! John Wolf is a Farmer and Forager at Wolfsong Farm, located on 18 acres in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas about 25 miles east of Dallas where seasonal clean food is grown and wild-crafted without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. You can learn more about John by visiting his web site at: https://www.facebook.com/WolfsongFarm The February Chapter meeting: Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017… Read More →

Spring Creek Forest Preserve Interpretive Walking Trail Guide

Spring Creek Park Preserve Interpretive Walking Trail at 1787 Holford Road, Garland, Texas The thirteen markers along the looping trail identify some of the primary ecological features at Spring Creek Park Preserve. By following the markers, you will arrive back at the start of the trail with a better understanding of the ecology of this outstanding example of prairie and forest. Click here to download the Guide:  spring-creek-interpretive-trail-flyer-2016-10 The markers are keyed to areas of ecological importance such as the blackland prairie, the forest edge, Spring Creek itself,… Read More →

Understanding Environmental Quality in Shale Energy Basins

Please join us as Doug Carlton teaches us about the ways that environmental quality is being protected during the current fracking boom in Texas. Doug is trained as an analytical chemist, applying his training towards environmental areas of concern. He earned his bachelors in Chemistry in 2009 from East Texas Baptist University where he was also a four-year letterman on their football team. He then moved to DFW to begin his Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Arlington. During this period, he developed an expertise in separation… Read More →

Patrick Johnston, Falconer – Founder of Frontier Bird Control

Patrick Johnston is the owner/founder of Frontier Bird Control. He has trained falcons and hawks for over 8 years and obtained his Master Falconer license. He holds a special purpose abatement license and uses native captive bred hawks and falcons to disperse nuisance birds for safety, health and cleanliness. Patrick also holds an AA Degree from the University of Northern Virginia. In establishing Frontier Bird Control, Patrick has been able to provide a nonhazardous method to rid locations of nuisance birds. In turn, he offers an environmentally friendly solution by utilizing trained… Read More →