Author Archives: Amy Martin

NTMN 2021 Summer Social: Reunited!

NTMN 2021 Summer Social: Reunited! Wednesday, July 7 from 5 to 8 pm doors open at 4 pm Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210 No charge and guests are welcome! Catch up and socialize, meet new members, and enjoy food and fellowship. We’ll have a few icebreakers and door prizes to get things kicked off. Spend time enjoying each other’s company, catching up with old friends, and meeting other members! This year’s event will be held outside at Texas… Read More →

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 →