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June 2018 Meeting – Natural Born Botanists – Plants from an insect’s point of view.

Meeting will be: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Texas Discovery Gardens     The best entomologists know their plants! Most herbivorous insects are dependent on one or a few species of closely related plants. The June program will help you learn to identify some of the most important plants from an insect’s point of view, using hands on techniques such as observations in the “field” at  Texas Discovery Gardens where we will have access to a wide variety of plants.  Provided will be handout of common flowering… Read More →

Announcing the Fall Class at Mountain View College

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 20!!  Welcome to North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program! Here you will find “a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.” Here I find my dig-deep in-the-dirt side-by-side true friends. I admire North Texas Master Naturalists for connecting people with nature, committing to our community and representing our chapter contributing in countless ways with our partner projects all… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Feb 15-28

JIM’S THIS & THAT: February 15-28, 2017 Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com.   *** Q: What is on… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Dec 1 – Dec 15

Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com. *** Suppose that a half dozen of us are seated around the walls… Read More →