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Ricky Linex to Speak on Riparian Management at August Chapter Meeting

Ricky Linex  will speak on “Riparian Management – Why Creeks Act the Way They Do” at the North Texas Master Naturalist August chapter meeting. His book can be purchased before the meeting: Range Plants of North Central Texas; A Land User’s Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management.  The book first became available last September and features 324 plants: 160 forbs, 59 grasses and 105 woody plants of the area.  The cost is a flat $20.00 per book. To buy the book and have autographed, come to the NTMN… Read More →

Rebecca Schumacher to Speak About Beneficial Bats At April Chapter Meeting

  Rebecca Schumacher will present a program on the fascinating as well as beneficial animal – the bat, including some basic bat biology and bat ecology, and the bat species common to the DFW area. Rebecca will give us a peek into the world of the bat, its habits, how they benefit the environment and agriculture, as well as some practical information about our local bats, how we can learn to share space with them and what to do in case of a “bat encounter”. Rebecca, a Certified… Read More →

NTMN Summer Migration 2015 by Jim Folger

Fellow NTMN members, As you may recall from the survey research we did last November, attendance at General Meetings has strained the capacity of the AgriLife Building. That strain will become even more apparent when the new 2015 class starts attending, since they number 80+, by far the largest class ever (35% more than the 52 for last year). A Board Committee has been investigating other locations, and has looked into 10+ sites to date. Four sites have been found that meet our rough criteria of being able… Read More →

Randy Johnson to Speak At February 2014 Chapter Meeting

Randy Johnson will speak on “Milkweeds and Monarchs”. Randy Johnson is President of Dallas chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). He also has his own consulting business, Randy Johnson Organics, where he grows and sells native Texas plants. He consults on a variety of subjects including: organic horticulture/ecological restoration, composting and compost teas, soil biology, and native plants. Randy’s activities include ecosystem and permaculture design and installation and he engages in public outreach, public speaking and presentations. Randy has been the horticulture manager at the… Read More →