Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

Bee The Bridge

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 →

Urban Conservation

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 →

Dwight Wilson – How tracking can make you a better Naturalist

The April Chapter meeting will be at Mountain View College Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Please join us as Dwight Wilson shows and talks about tracks and sign, but also about how wildlife interacts and connects to it’s environment. Understanding the big picture of tracking will connect the Naturalist to the wildlife they track and also to nature! Dwight was raised on a small farm where he roamed the woods and learned to hunt and trap at a young age. In 1990 a close friend of his gave him… Read More →

13 Things You Need to Know About the Poison Oak and Ivy Rash

Please join us as Amy Martin teaches us all about Poison Ivy! In this subversively funny talk, Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant (www.Itchy.biz), shares her deep knowledge of poison oak and ivy gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management. Facts such as that soap is terrible for removing urushiol from the skin and the poison oak and ivy barrier creams that actually work. You’ll learn how humans are the only animal allergic… Read More →