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- Most of these are not North Texas Master Naturalist events but we have made every effort to ensure accuracy.
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Furneaux Creek Nature Trail Meeting
Monday, October 22, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The friends of Furneaux Creek Nature Trail welcome you to their October meeting. The topic will be Bats of North Texas, presented by Rachel Richter. Meet in the Environmental Room of the JRL Library. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Location: Josey Ranch Lake Library, 1700 Keller Springs Road, Carrollton, TX 75006
Organization website: http://www.fcnaturetrail.org
ITMN Chapter Meeting
Monday, October 22, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Indian Trail Master Naturalists welcome you to their October meeting. The program will be Composting, presented by Larry Norris.
Location: First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX 75165
Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystems
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, and the Texas Water Resources Institute are hosting a free workshop on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones, as well as the benefits and economic impacts from healthy riparian systems. Workshop topics include watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, riparian vegetation, causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment, resources available to prevent and/or resolve degradation.
The focus of this training will be the Lampasas Watershed. Dress is casual and comfortable for the weather, as we will be outside at the stream during the afternoon.
The workshop is free and includes lunch.
Location: Texas Farm Bureau, 1793 N. U.S. Highway 281, Lampasas, TX 76550
For more information and registration link, go to website below.
To attend, RSVP online at website below or by contacting Clare Entwistle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-277-0292 X205 by October 18.
Registration information and agenda available at http://texasriparian.org/training/upcoming-training-locations
Webinar – Role of Agroforestry in Supporting Pollinators
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This webinar, Role of Agroforestry in Supporting Pollinators, is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The program shows how agroforestry practices can be designed and managed to enhance habitat and reduce pesticide exposure for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
The webinar format is Adobe Connect.
You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is not limited; however, plan to join the webinar no more than 15 minutes early so that you can register and successfully join the presentation interface. Approximately 15 minutes before this webinar’s start time, the “Join” button will be activated at this site: http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars. Once the “Join” button is available, you may click the join button and begin the registration process. Additional instructions are available at the above website.
Webinar – “5th Generation” Monarchs
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This webinar, “5th Generation” Monarchs: What do we know and not know? is part of a webinar series presented by Monarch Joint Venture and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center.
Monarch Joint Venture, based at the University of Minnesota, is a national partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs working together to conserve the monarch butterfly migration.
To register for the webinar, go to https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events and click on the title of the webinar. You can register for the webinars in advance.
After registering, you will receive more information on joining the webinar.
Full Moon Prairie Hike
When: Tuesday, October 23, 7 to 9 pm
Where: Harry Moss Park, SE corner of Greenville and Royal, Dallas, TX 75231 (Do not go to address above or where Google maps instructs; wrong part of the park.)
Gather at the eastern end of the parking lot past the barricade.
Join Amy Martin and Kristi Kerr Leonard on a Full Moon Prairie Hike. In the prairie, the sky is half the landscape, especially on a moonlit night. Come hike the Blackland Prairie of the high slopes of Harry Moss Park as the Full Moon rises in the east. Experience the prairie as Native Americans, trappers and settlers did when hot weather encouraged travel at night. Sunset is 6:45 pm; twilight ends 7:10 pm. Moonrise is 6:45 pm.
We’ll take a few breaks to chat about the Moon and commune with the moonlight. As we walk, we’ll listen for owls and discover moths and other insects out at night. Howling at the Moon is guaranteed.
Harry Moss Park, the site of the North Texas Master Naturalists’ Big Chapter Project, features 80 acres of Blackland Prairie restoration.
Dogs on leashes and supervised children welcome.
Trails are dirt and narrow. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and dark-colored clothes. A mat or towel to sit on during breaks can be helpful.
Though we will not use them as we walk, bring a small pocket flashlight just in case you want to look at a bug or plant up close.
These apps can be handy for skywatchers: Starwalk, Moon Phase.
In case of rain or overcast skies, please check the NTMN calendar or Facebook event page for updates.
Posted 10/18/18 wbw
Webinar – Peers and Pros 360
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This webinar, Peers and Pros 360 – Teaching and Learning Together by Using What Forest Landowner Peers Have to Say, is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Southern Regional Extension Forestry. Participants will learn about a teaching method in which natural resource professionals organize landowner and public educational presentations using peer to peer interaction.
The webinar format is Blackboard Collaborate.
You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is not limited; however, plan to join the webinar no more than 15 minutes early so that you can register and successfully join the presentation interface. Approximately 15 minutes before this webinar’s start time, the “Join” button will be activated at this site: http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars. (Access the webinar from the drop-down menu at “Select Webinar Category,” and choose Forestry and Natural Resources.) Once the “Join” button is available, you may click the join button and begin the registration process. Additional instructions are available at the above website.
Webinar – Leaf Spots, Scorches, and Wilts
Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
This webinar, Leaf Spots, Scorches, and Wilts Affecting Southeastern US Deciduous Trees, is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Southern Regional Extension Forestry. The program will focus on identification and management of diseases affecting deciduous trees in urban landscapes.
The webinar format is Zoom.
You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is not limited; however, plan to join the webinar no more than 15 minutes early so that you can register and successfully join the presentation interface. Approximately 15 minutes before this webinar’s start time, the “Join” button will be activated at this site: http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars. In the drop-down menu at “Select Webinar Category,” choose Forestry and Natural Resources. Once the “Join” button is available, you may click the join button and begin the registration process. Additional instructions are available at the above website.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Learn tree selection; proper planting, watering, and pruning; common insect issues and diseases.
RSVP at https://dallas.tamu.edu/events/
Location: TreeHouse Store, 8021 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas 75231
Dallas Citizen Forester Training
Thursdays, September 13, October 4, October 25, 2018 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturdays, September 22, October 13, November 1, 2018 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Train to become a Citizen Forester. Citizen Foresters is a NTMN project. The Citizen Forester program is supported by the City of Dallas Trinity Watershed Management Department. The training covers basic tree physiology, tree ID, proper planting and pruning techniques, insects and disease, proper care and maintenance.
Thursday night classes are held at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak St., Dallas 75204. Saturday classes are held at Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). Once trained, Citizen Foresters plant trees in neighborhoods and educate the public about planting and caring for trees and the importance of the urban forest.
See attached flyer and class schedule.
Fee $75 – Registration ends August 24