Author Archives: Whitney Wolf

The Dragonflyer, August 2020, Volume 82

A Message from our President Fall is just around the corner! We can all look forward to bird migrations, cooler weather, and the Texas Master Naturalist 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting! Though volunteer opportunities may have been scaled back this year, there are lots of ways to get hours both at home and in person at our partners’ work days. Read Scott’s summer update here. September Chapter Meeting this Wednesday! On Wednesday, September 2nd from 7-8:30, Christopher Roos, Professor of Anthropology at SMU, will present Native Hunters, Prairies, and Bison,… Read More →

Updated Service Guidelines

Updated North Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Service Guidance Effective July 2, 2020 As announced at the July 1 Chapter Meeting, we have updated our guidance for members. In addition, Governor Abbott also issued an Executive Order today ordering that all Texans wear face masks when in public in our county. Please see a link to his order at the bottom of this message. Our focus continues to be on our volunteers’ and the public’s health and safety. Each Master Naturalist will decide when to comfortably return to service…. Read More →

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… Read More →

Diversity and Inclusion at North Texas Master Naturalist

As North Texas Master Naturalists, we pledge to “subscribe to the highest standards of integrity and conduct.”  Given the current unsettling events in our country, it is time to be forthcoming and unwavering in our commitment to this pledge within our community. Nature teaches us that biodiversity ensures the stability, productivity, and progression of an ecosystem and what affects one element in nature will in turn affect the entire ecosystem. At present, we have a diverse community, but we do not presently have a diverse organization. We recognize… Read More →