Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

February Chapter Meeting – Survivor Plants in Urban Areas

Survivor Plants in Urban Areas, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Wednesday, February 3 at 7 pm Ricky Linex, Retired Wildlife Biologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service Zoom Link Coming Soon This presentation will look at plants that have survived, thrived and adapted to now living in a North Texas urbanized area.  Much of the metroplex was  grazed by early settlers prior to being converted to farmland beginning in the late 1800’s.  As the population grew the farms and ranches were mostly pushed out and replaced with asphalt… Read More →

January Chapter Meeting – Dynamics of Urban Ecosystems

Dynamics of Urban Ecosystems Wednesday, January 6 — 7 pm Rachel Richter, Urban Wildlife Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife Click Here to Register For Meeting It’s not easy to be a wild animal living in the city. Human development creates many challenges for wildlife and they must find a way to adapt in order to persist. In spite of this, our communities are filled with amazing species and breathtaking natural areas that are worthy of celebration and protection. This presentation will discuss the unique dynamics of urban ecosystems,… 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 →

Lichens 101 with Dr. Manuela Dal Forno, research botanist, BRIT

Lichens 101  Wednesday, October 7 — 7 pm Dr. Manuela Dal Forno, research botanist, Botanical Research Institute of Texas Zoom link    Our presenter for October is Manuela Dal Forno, aka Manu, a research botanist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). In this presentation, you will learn what lichens are and what they are not, how to identify them, where to look for them, and so much more. Lichens are complex symbiotic systems formed by a main fungal partner (the mycobiont), a green algal and/or a… Read More →