Native Prairie Walks Apr/May 2018
The North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists has organized a series of discovery walks in prairies and parks in Dallas County during April and May, 2018.
The walks will generally be one hour long, and will be lead by expert walk leaders with knowledge of plants, grasses, birds, insects, amphibians, and geology depending on the type of walk scheduled.
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What Makes a Bird a Bird? Fascinating Insights into the Life of Birds Dr. Patty McGill is the Vice President of Conservation & Education at the Dallas Zoo. Prior to this she was the Director of the North Texas Audubon Centers; before moving to Texas, Patty served as the Senior Vice President for the Animal Collection and the Curator of Birds for Chicago Zoological Society/ Brookfield Zoo. Dr. McGill has been working on the conservation of Humboldt penguins in Peru for the past 20 years; she earned her… Read More →
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 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 →
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 →