Author Archives: Dorothy Buechel

Native Plants and Prairies Day is May 4, 2024

Step into the vibrant world of our North Texas Blackland Prairies, Saturday, May 4th, from 10am – 3pm at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake in Dallas. Enjoy a fun, free event for families created to celebrate the beauty and splendor of our Blackland Prairies here in North Texas. We’ll have great speakers, tours, and exhibitors. And many plants you see on the prairie will be available for sale so you can make your own home grown pocket prairie.

Native Plants and Prairies Day shines a spotlight on the critical role played by our North Texas prairies as essential habitats for a diverse array of wildlife, including insects, birds, and mammals. This unique ecosystem, characteristic of our ecoregion in Texas, spans from the Red River to the Gulf Coast. However, development has taken its toll, with much of the Blackland Prairie disappearing. Shockingly, the World Wildlife Fund reports that less than 1% of the original Blackland Prairie vegetation remains intact. Read More →

Texas Master Naturalists Share Their Talents with Spring Creek Forest Preserve

For over twenty years, Master Naturalists have been actively involved in the Preserve providing habitat management, education, and community outreach. Thanks to their efforts, this public park has become a refuge of towering trees, birds, wildflowers, and miles of trails that can be enjoyed by all. Read More →

December 6, 2023 Chapter Meeting

Listen to a roundtable discussion with several members deeply involved with Junior Master Naturalist, Nature Trekkers, Mathfinders/walkSTEM, and other programs educating local young people about nature. Our roundtable members will engage with each other and with the audience about the what, why, how, and where of the importance of nature to children. Read More →

November 1, 2023 Chapter Meeting

Join us November 1, 2023 as NTMN member Caleb Hinojos presents a unique perspective of DNA in the laboratory and how it helps to bridge the gaps between classical, modern, and conservation biology. Read More →