Category Archives: Next Speaker

At each monthly chapter meeting, a talented speaker discusses a fascinating project.

February 1, 2023 Chapter Meeting

February 1, 2023 Chapter Meeting: Spiders on the Prairie – ONLINE ONLY Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, February 1st, Meghan Cassidy will provide a foundation of basic info about spiders and other arachnids, including harvestmen, scorpions, ticks, and a few others – most of whom are misunderstood, and almost all often feared. The presentation will include basic taxonomy, ecology, natural history, and common families. Meghan will discuss specific spider species found in Texas that you may come across while out exploring local parks, or in your own… Read More →

January 4, 2023 Chapter Meeting

January 4, 2023 Chapter Meeting: Feed your Competitive spirit with Birding as a team sport! Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, January 4th, join us as we hear from Shelly Plante, Nature Tourism Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, to learn more about the Great Texas Birding Classic and Texas Pollinator BioBlitz. Texas Master Naturalists have been great participants in both of these events over the years, so come learn how you can take part in the fun, too! The 27th Annual Birding Classic is this spring… Read More →

Backyard Birding & Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count

December 7, 2022 Chapter Meeting Backyard Birding & Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, December 7th, our speakers Marcus Cole and David Hurt will talk about birds and birding! Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count: Leading off the meeting, Marcus Cole, of the Trinity River Audubon Center, will give a short talk on the bird count and how to become involved. Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count will be held from Dec 14, 2022, to January 5, 2023! https://www.audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count Backyard Birding: After Marcus Cole’s presentation, David… Read More →

Nature at Night

November 2, 2022 Chapter Meeting Nature at Night Register for ZOOM meeting On Wednesday, November 2nd, our speakers Sam Kieschnick, Rachel Richter, Michael Smith, and Jake Poinsett will explore how nocturnal wildlife species are adapted to nocturnal living and what the impact of light (or noise) pollution has on them. These initial inquiries will spark an extended discussion and Q&A session. Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zUM2naAzRj6MuK1iwJA3Pw Schedule: 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing 7:00 Introduction and Announcements 7:20 Featured Presentation 8:45 Adjournment Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room… Read More →