Author Archives: Amy Martin

Chasing with Chelsea: Surviving Severe Weather in North Texas

Wednesday, April 7 at 7 pm Chelsea Burnett, Texas Storm Chasers Zoom link Texas Storm Chasers covers four basic weather elements that are faced in North Texas: lightning, tornadoes, hail and flooding. The interactive presentation highlights statistics and facts surrounding these elements, focuses on the safety precautions before, during and after severe weather events, and provides tips on how to become involved in the weather knowledge efforts to create a safer, more educated community. The content is illustrated through simple graphics and photos, plus fun video clips of… Read More →

Best Wishes for the Retirement of a True Native Plants Leader

Ricky Linex will retire January 2, 2021 after more than 38 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or its predecessor, the Soil Conservation Service. Ricky graduated Texas Tech University with a degree in Range Management. As a range conservationist with NRCS he was headquartered in Goldthwaite, Snyder, and Abilene where native grasslands, or rangeland, made up a large part of the working area. Later he worked as a wildlife biologist stationed in Weatherford which also required having a good knowledge of native plants, their identification, and… Read More →

November Chapter Meeting – Animal Tracking in Texas

Animal Tracking in Texas Wednesday, November 4 — 7 pm Heidi Bailey, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife Zoom link All animals, from the lowliest bugs to the biggest mammals, leave some sort of sign of their passing through.  Being able to identify and interpret animal tracks and sign allows new insight into the (often secretive) world of animals and their behavior.  If you’ve ever wondered “What made that track?” or “What was that animal doing when it made that?”, then this will be a good introduction to the art and… Read More →

How to Join the Fun Experience of Being a North Texas Master Naturalist

Interested in becoming a Texas Master Naturalist with the North Texas chapter? This short video will give you great insight into this enlightening experience. Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Learn more about the program in this terrific brief video. Applications can be obtained at our new class page and will be accepted through November 30, 2020. Because of Covid restrictions, class size is reduced from 50 to 30, making getting selected even more challenging. So… Read More →