Dragonflyer #77 June 2019


A Message from our President

Bruce Stewart, NTMN President, shares the latest on the 2019 Annual Meeting being held in Rockwall October 18-20 and how you can help. Read news on all sorts of upcoming opportunities to get involved. Read Bruce’s article for more!

SAVE THE DATE! Summer Social is July 10th 6:00-8:30 pm at Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. Enjoy this picnic with games, food, socializing, and a display of the projects done by the 2019 class. The TDG gift shop and butterfly house will be open until 6:45 p.m.

School’s Out for our 2019 Spring Class Members!

The scheduled class work and field trips have concluded for the amazing 2019 class. Forty-six Master Naturalists in training continue to volunteer and attend advanced training, to make-up classes and field trip sessions, and to complete their class projects. Learn. Volunteer. Repeat. Read more about our new class here.

Citizen Science in action: City Nature Challenge

Citizen Scientists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area competed with over 150 cities/urban areas around the world on April 26-29, 2019. And we did a great job this year! 1,016 participants made 36,513 observations of 2,625 species during these four days.

Learn more about the competition and read about our results here.

Spring 2019 Big Chapter Project and Open House at Rogers Wildlife

50+ Master Naturalists descended on Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for the Spring Big Chapter Project: de-winterizing the facilities.  The team worked hard for 3 hours, removing plastic from the flight cages, power washing, re-graveling, planting, and doing general clean-up. What a transformation and just in time for the Open House we hosted there in June. Read more about these two events here. Check out the photos from the Big Chapter Project here and the Open House here.

White Rock Prairie Restoration

The White Rock Prairie Restoration Project was 20 years in the making. Read about its fascinating history and how NTMN has been involved in making this immense and important project happen here.


The State has changed the rules on how hours are entered. Learn more about it and check out a great opportunity to volunteer from the comfort of your own home.

Volunteer Award presented to Gary Barton
Congratulations to Gary who has earned the First Quarterly Volunteer Award of 2019. Read more about Gary and the hard work he has put in for our chapter.

Brett Johnson wins TOMA Award
Read about how Brett’s presentation on how to plan and implement a bioblitz and how to use the data collected for resource management earned this prestigious award.

Jim Folger recognized by the Native Prairies Association of Texas
Jim received recognition for his work and leadership on Native Plants and Prairies Days, and White Rock Lake Prairie Restoration Project.

Company-matched Donations
Does your employer match donations like Stalin SM’s and Henry Ashner’s? Check with your HR department about matching gifts.

In Memoriam
We’ve lost two NTMN Members this year: Alex Fraser and Helen Bush. They will be dearly missed.

Member Spotlight: Aaryaman Singhal
Learn more about our enthusiastic New Class Representative, Aaryaman Singhal and what he loves about NTMN.

The Media Room

Take a look at these photo albums submitted by NTMN photo committee and project leaders:
2019 Spring Class

Irish Fest
Buckeye Trail Walk

And visit our Flickr photostream to see albums from other big events!

General NTMN Information

Monthly meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm and are always open to the public. Check ntmn.org for speaker announcements and location.

Officers and Committee Listing
Event Calendar

Our Mission

To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural wild areas within their communities within the state of Texas.

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