The Dragonflyer, June 2020, Vol. 81

A Message from our President

In a normal year this issue of the Dragonflyer would address our busiest season, with naturalist events at peak activity.  While this certainly isn’t a normal year and we are far from peak activity, I am so grateful for and proud of the strong work NTMN members are putting in to keep our chapter mission going.

Read Scott’s spring update here.

Miss the Last Chapter Meeting?

Find out what you missed and see the June announcements here. Note: you must be logged into the members section of our website to view the link.

Citizen Science Project: Pollinators

We all know and love Monarch butterflies, but there are thousands more pollinators around. Scientists need to know which plants are most attractive to them. You can help them find out from the comfort of your own backyard! Learn how here!
Photo: Robert Buechel

Class of 2020 Update

Our amazing class was the only one in Texas to complete their coursework during social distancing and stay at home orders! Read about their success here.
Photo: Nancy Wilson

Member Photo Contest

Dazzle us with your photos! The most interesting entries from each of the categories (reflecting the theme What Kind of Naturalist Are You?) will be shared on our Facebook page, chapter newsletter, website, and during our monthly meetings. Winners will have bragging rights to show how they spent the 2020 quarantine. Learn more about the challenge here! Note: you must be signed into the members section of the website to view the link.
Photo: David Gwin

Plan for your TMN Certification for 2020

North Texas Master Naturalists can still make a difference in North Texas despite our current limitations. Learn about what has changed with volunteer hours and advanced training requirements and make sure you’re prepared to receive your certification for this year.
Photo: Judy Parsons

New Member Shout Out

Congrats to one of our newest North Texas Master Naturalists Sophie Voswinckel. Sophie has completed all her class work, 8 hours of advanced training and an impressive 82 volunteer hours! She has made some great contributions to the Forest Trunk that will enhance our outreach efforts for years to come. We wish her well as she begins her next adventure in Estonia.
Photo: David Parrish

City Nature Challenge Highlights

Learn more about this year’s challenge and its success despite the obstacles!
Photo: Connie Koval

Help Wanted

Hoo needs something new to do? Like raptors? Amphibians? Community Outreach? A diverse array of opportunities await your talent! Check out some of them here.
Photo: Dorothy Buechel

Join us on Social Media! Be sure to follow us on your favorite app.


And you know we have a private Facebook Group just for our members? Check it out!

The Media Room

Take a look at these photo albums submitted by NTMN photo committee and project leaders:
2020 class field trips
Coppell Junior Master Naturalist Program
McCommas Bluff Walk
Virtual Pollinator Garden Tour

And visit our Flickr account to see albums from other 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 for speaker announcements and location.

Officer 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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