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May 1 – Monthly General Meeting – Rare Orchids of Texas

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125.  See below for more information on the location and time.   In 2004 a small group of North Texas Master Naturalists began a field study with Dr. Marcy Brown Marsden of the University of Dallas on native non-photosynthetic, mycoheterotrophic orchids. Each summer from mid-May through late July a team of North Texas Master Naturalists explore along several trails in Cedar Ridge Preserve looking for the flower spikes of Hexalectris orchids. The data base of information… Read More →

City Nature Challenge 2019: Fri. Apr. 26 – Mon. Apr. 29

Please Join Us! City Nature Challenge 2019, Fri. Apr. 26 – Mon. Apr. 29 What kind of nature can live with us in the urban ecosystem?  The city nature challenge is a great way that we can find out!  The Dallas/Fort Worth area (the 9 counties around Dallas/Fort Worth) will be competing with over 130 cities/urban areas around the world on April 26-29, 2019. We want to document as much biodiversity as possible to show the rest of the world that we have wild spots throughout the DFW… Read More →

April 3, 2019 Monthly General Meeting – From Sharks Teeth to Orchids: A Natural History of the White Rock Escarpment

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125,  See below for more information on the location and time.   The April meeting program will consider the White Rock Escarpment, Dallas County’s most prominent land-form, from the perspective of geologic time.  This deep history will begin on a chalky seafloor, beneath a warm shallow subtropical seaway.  It will conclude among summer orchids on the crest of the escarpment. About the Speaker Paul Dolliver was born and raised in southern California.  Paul earned degrees in History… Read More →

March 6, Monthly General Meeting – Surviving & Thriving: Reproductive Strategies that Assure Plants’ Success

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125,  See below for more information on the location and time.   Evidence shows that plants have existed on Earth for the last 200 million years (and Homo sapiens for about 200,000 years). At the March meeting our speaker Dana Wilson will teach us some of the many reproductive strategies that plants have used to survive and thrive. About the Speaker Dana Wilson describes herself as native Texan, born in Baylor Hospital; I did my undergraduate at… Read More →