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In Memoriam: Marie-Theres Herz, NTMN Class of 2010 – by Cindy Kearney and Alan R. Lusk

In Memoriam: Marie-Theres Herz, NTMN Class of 2010 – by Cindy Kearney and Alan R. Lusk The following obituary appeared in the Newsletter of the Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society. We have shared it with their permission. Marie-Theres Herz at the 2019 NPSOT Fall Symposium in League City, TX with her herbarium voucher display. (Photo by Alan Lusk) We are saddened to announce we’ve lost another valuable Dallas member. On Saturday, January 2nd, Marie-Theres Herz passed peacefully in her sleep. With great poise and personal strength, she notified our… Read More →

November Chapter Meeting – Animal Tracking in Texas

Animal Tracking in Texas Wednesday, November 4 — 7 pm Heidi Bailey, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife Zoom link All animals, from the lowliest bugs to the biggest mammals, leave some sort of sign of their passing through.  Being able to identify and interpret animal tracks and sign allows new insight into the (often secretive) world of animals and their behavior.  If you’ve ever wondered “What made that track?” or “What was that animal doing when it made that?”, then this will be a good introduction to the art and… Read More →

How to Join the Fun Experience of Being a North Texas Master Naturalist

Interested in becoming a Texas Master Naturalist with the North Texas chapter? This short video will give you great insight into this enlightening experience. Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Learn more about the program in this terrific brief video. Applications can be obtained at our new class page and will be accepted through November 30, 2020. Because of Covid restrictions, class size is reduced from 50 to 30, making getting selected even more challenging. So… Read More →

NTMN Insect Instructor Mike Merchant Retires from TAMU

After more than 30 years with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, professor and entomologist Mike Merchant will retire on August 31 . He became renowned for his development of integrated pest management (IPM) system of varied methods for controlling pests while keeping people and the environment safe. His work on crepe myrtle scale and fire ant control was also groundbreaking. Merchant was a long-time instructor of the insect curriculum for NTMN. “I did not even know I was so interested in insects until I heard his presentation as… Read More →