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June 5 Monthly Meeting: How Do Painted Buntings Express Aggression Vocally?

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125.  See below for more information on the location and time. How Do Painted Buntings Express Aggression Vocally? The Painted Bunting is a very unusual bird.  It is the smallest species that retains female-like plumage into the second year, when males are old enough to breed.  Since small birds typically only live a few years, why can Painted Buntings keep female-like plumage, which seems to be less likely to attract a mate than the mature male… Read More →

Citizen Scientists around Dallas/Fort Worth participate in the City Nature Challenge 2019

By Sam Kieschnick, Urban Wildlife Biologist in Dallas/Fort Worth with Texas Parks and Wildlife On April 26-29, 2019, citizen scientists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area participated in the fourth annual City Nature Challenge.  From the organizers at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: The City Nature Challenge is an international celebration of urban biodiversity, where cities compete to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and get the most people involved. Citizen scientists in the… Read More →

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 →