Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

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 →

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 →