Category Archives: Next Speaker

At each monthly chapter meeting, a talented speaker discusses a fascinating project.

Grassland Wildlife

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 →

October Meeting – The Effects of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats

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 →

Forest Systems of North Central Texas

Please join us for a presentation on the forest systems of north central Texas by Suzanne Tuttle. Meeting will be: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm Suzanne Tuttle is a plant ecologist who retired in July 2016 after a 23 year career at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UT Arlington and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture from Tarrant County Junior College (now TCC). She is currently serving on the Boards of Directors for the Native Plant… Read More →

Native Fish of Texas

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 →