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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 →

Get Outside this Weekend!

26th Annual Trout Lily Walk at Spring Creek Forest When: Saturday, February 23, 2019     10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Spring Creek Forest Preserve, 1770 Holford Road, Garland, TX 75040, the circular parking lot on the east side of Holford Visit Spring Creek Forest Preserve and go through several stations, staffed by Master Naturalists and other volunteers, to learn about trout lilies and other unique aspects of the forest and prairie ecosystems in the park.  Come on Saturday, February 23, any time between 10:00 a.m. and noon. When… Read More →

Jim’s This & That Feb. 2019

JIM’S THIS & THAT: February 2019 The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not primarily of objects to be used.                                                 Thomas Berry Take a look inside for… 1. Links to community calendars … and including … 2. News You Can Use: articles, activities, and resources 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** 1. Links to Community Calendars: https://public.ntmn.org/calendar (A calendar of events across the Metroplex, compiled by the North Texas Master Naturalists)  https://www.greensourcedfw.org/calendar (The GreenSource DFW Environmental News & Community Resource)… Read More →