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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 →

NTMN Speaker for January 7, 2015

Discovering Texas Botanical Heritage The January chapter meeting will feature a presentation by Barney Lipscomb, Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at Botanical Research Institute of Texas and co-author of “Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas”. Botanical exploration of Texas essentially began in the early 1800s. Starting those early scientific pioneers, Mr. Lipscomb describes the men and women who were at the front of botanical discovery in Texas up through the 20th century. In the end, he will look to the 21st century and identify areas of Texas in… Read More →

An Oldtimers View of the State Master Naturalist Conference – by Sara Beckelman

Well, the State Conference is old hat for me since I have attended for 15 years (2000 through 2014).  It is kind of nice to stand up with Barron Rector and Anton Hajek (from the Alamo Area Chapter) representing all those who have attended all the State Conferences. However, I am always thrilled to see everyone from around the state as well as meeting new instructors and seeing familiar ones again.  The training is always wonderful and I take advantage of as many classes as I can. This… Read More →