Author Archives: Dorothy Buechel

Native Plants and Prairies Day – May 6, 2023

Presented by the North Texas Master Naturalists, Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter, and the Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Prairie Chapter …………………………………………………… Join us Saturday, May 6th, from 10am – 3pm at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake for a fun, free event for families to celebrate our Blackland prairies here in North Texas. Throughout the day, we will have a range of speakers, exhibits, prairie tours, native plant sales, and activities for kids. Highlights include learning about the prairie flowers and… Read More →

May 3 Chapter Meeting – Environmental Conservation and Justice: A Community & Conservationist Partnership Story

May 3 NTMN Meeting — change of speakers   Environmental Conservation and Justice: A Community & Conservationist Partnership Story   Please join us to meet a very important partner of the Master Naturalists: Ms. Sherri Mixon, Executive Director of T.R. Hoover Community Development Center. A local leader of the Ideal+Bonton neighborhood of Dallas’ southern sector, Ms. Mixon has been working with Master Naturalists from the North Texas chapter on a number of projects. Rebecca Posten and Kristi Kerr Leonard from the North Texas chapter will share the background… Read More →

April 5, 2023 Chapter Meeting

The Importance of Private Land Conservation in Texas Amber Arseneaux, North Texas Program Director for the Texas Land Conservancy (TLC), will speak about protecting land for future generations and the use of tools such as conservation easements. TLC is a nonprofit land trust, founded by Ned Fritz in 1982. The mission of the TLC is to conserve natural areas in Texas and to protect the physical and ecological integrity of their wildlife habitat, native plant communities, and scenic landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations. TLC… Read More →

A Message from our President, March 2023

by Scott Hudson, Class of 2018 Thinking about the March 1st Awards Banquet Have you been to Big Bend Ranch? How about Purtis Creek State Park? Cedar Hill State Park? Our advisor and keynote speaker Sam Kieschnick challenged us to get out and celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100th Anniversary. A special opportunity is slated for North Texas with the late-2023 opening of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. He shared many ideas on engaging with nature, in and out of state parks, this year. Most afford iNaturalist opportunities, including… Read More →