The Dragonflyer, November 2022, Volume 91

Group of NTMN members smiling for the camera at the 2022 Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Group of NTMN members smiling for the camera at the 2022 Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting

NTMN members at the 2022 Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting in Houston

A Message from our President

In this quarter’s message, Scott Hudson offers a recap of the 2022 Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting held last month in Houston. Scott shares the highlights of our chapter’s participation and recognition, and tells us where we are headed next for year’s conference. There’s also some important legislation pending with Recovering America’s Wildlife ActRichard Heilbrun, the Conservation Outreach Program Leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department encourages us to take action and contact our senators and asking for their support before it’s too late. Read Scott’s message here.

Project Highlight: Warren Ferris Cemetery

NTMNs are helping to restore the neglected landscape of the Warren Angus Ferris cemetery. The cemetery is a designated historic site located at the northwest corner of St. Francis Avenue and San Leandro Drive, Dallas, Texas. Member Julie Fineman is the project lead and was recently awarded the Coke Buchanan Volunteer of the Year award by DFW Greensource. The Video of the Year award at NPSOT’s Native Plant Symposium highlighted the cemetery and the work being done there. Learn more about the project here. And visit this link to watch the fantastic video The Ferris Cemetery, “A Future as Well as a Past.” (more…)

January 4, 2023 Chapter Meeting

A group of five people sitting comfortably in lawn chairs outdoors near a wooden fence, watching for birds.

January 4, 2023 Chapter Meeting: Feed your Competitive spirit with Birding as a team sport! Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, January 4th, join us as we hear from Shelly Plante, Nature Tourism Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to learn more about the Great Texas Birding Classic and Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. Texas Master Naturalists have been great participants in both of these events over the years, so come learn how you can take part in the fun, too! The 27th Annual Birding Classic is this spring… Read More →

Backyard Birding & Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count

December 7, 2022 Chapter Meeting Backyard Birding & Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, December 7th, our speakers Marcus Cole and David Hurt will talk about birds and birding! Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count: Leading off the meeting, Marcus Cole, of the Trinity River Audubon Center, will give a short talk on the bird count and how to become involved. Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count will be held from Dec 14, 2022, to January 5, 2023! https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count Backyard Birding: After Marcus Cole’s presentation, David… Read More →