Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

Gilbert Martinez – Common Amphibians of North Texas

Please join us for Gilbert Martinez as he presents Common Amphibians of North Texas. Gilbert will discuss range, habitats and habits of these amazing creatures, including sounds!! Gilbert has a degree in Biology from the University of Texas Pan-American (now UT Rio Grande Valley), with emphasis in herpetology. He is a Native Texan and spends most of his time in the South Texas Thornscrub chasing after indigo snakes and western diamondbacks. He has worked for the USFWS as a park ranger, and as an environmental scientist working with oil and gas… Read More →

Monica Morrison – Native Texas Wild Cats

Monica is a native Texan who was raised in El Paso but considers Dallas home. She’s a Texas master naturalist and has been working with big cats as a volunteer for more than 15 years. She got her start with wildlife at the Dallas Zoo in the 1990s as a volunteer and tiger docent. Monica has volunteered in various capacities at two Dallas-area big cat sanctuaries, International Exotic Feline Sanctuary (IEFS), and is currently at In-Sync Exotics. She participated in the Dallas Zoo’s ocelot Wildlife Research Expedition in… Read More →

Tim Brys – Invertebrates of Texas-Numerous and Sometimes Odd

In this presentation Tim will share some of his favorite weird and amazing invertebrates of Texas Read More →

Brett Johnson – The Biology of Feral Hogs

Please join us as Brett goes in-depth on the biology of feral hogs, and how that biology plays into the specifics of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s feral hog plan. Brett grew up in the Dallas area, and got an interest in conservation while in the Boy Scouts. He is an Eagle Scout, and recently found himself becoming a Cubmaster for a cub scout pack in Grand Prairie. Brett earned a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, and an MS in Interdisciplinary Studies… Read More →