Author Archives: Whitney Wolf

City Nature Challenge – Apr. 24-27

City Nature Challenge Update  The City Nature Challenge is still going on, and DFW is still participating. All observations will have to be made solo though – no gatherings or bioblitzes will be happening in the DFW metroplex. So, if you feel comfortable doing so, I encourage you to engage with nature during April 24-27 and make some iNaturalist observations close to home, in your backyard, in your home, or in a nearby park. I’m planning on going to a few parks, and I will go to places… Read More →

Lee Kelton, class of 2012, passes away

We received sad news that our friend and fellow Master Naturalist Lee Kelton passed away on Saturday, April 11th. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Amy Martin, NTMN class of 2018, wrote the tribute below. Her longer version, published by GreenSourceDFW, includes testimonials from NTMN members and covers his efforts with NTMN, Oak Cliff Earth Day, and the Celtic community. A tribute album of photos is up at Flickr. Donations in Lee’s name may be made to Twelve Hills Nature Center.  Lee Kelton Some… Read More →

An Urgent Update to the NTMN Community about Coronavirus – March 20, 2020

An Urgent Update to the NTMN Community about Coronavirus – March 20, 2020 “Rapidly evolving” hardly captures the changes we’ve experienced over the last week. Phrases like community spread and social distancing, new to my vocabulary, are now heavily on our minds. As of yesterday, Dallas County reported 55 covid-19 cases and, sadly, our first fatality. At the same time, significant progress is being made on the testing front and some of the first cases have already gone home healthy. We all have a major role in what… Read More →

Dragonflyer #80 March 2020

THE DRAGONFLYER March 2020, Volume 80 A Message from our President Scott Hudson, our new NTMN President, brings us up to date on this year’s main goals coming out of the 2020 Planning meeting. The four identified priorities are: Improving Outreach Efforts Enhancing Member Engagement Increasing Chapter Diversity Improving Budgeting and Financial Processes Read more about these efforts here. Welcome 2020 Trainees! On February 4th, we welcomed our newest Trainees. Read about their breadth of experience and diversity here. Lots to be excited about! We’re glad you’re here. Photo: Alan… Read More →