Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

Sept 4 meeting – A Botanical Waltz Across Texas: Biological Crossroads and Floral Wonders

A Botanical Waltz Across Texas: Biological Crossroads and Floral Wonders Presented by Barney L. Lipscomb, Dorothea L. Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany for Botanic Research Institute of Texas, A Botanical Waltz Across Texas by the ever-entertaining Barney L. Lipscomb will give a broad overview of the 10 vegetational areas of Texas and highlight some of the unique and fascinating ecological systems, plus give a closer look at some of the more rare plants in the Lone Star State. As always, all of our meetings are free and open… Read More →

August 7 Monthly Meeting: Progression of the Wildlife Industry, from Survival to Sport and Profit

The meeting will be held at Brookhaven College, in the Miles Building H-125.  See below for more information on the location and time. Our August NTMN Program discusses the early use of wildlife as a food source. After the Great Depression and WWII, sport hunting became popular and through the decades it has evolved into a commercial business.  Also, we will have a discussion on hunting leases and how Texas became “leased up” over a 40 year period.  Alternatives to hunting leases to bring in income for landowners… Read More →

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 →

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 →