Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

Chasing with Chelsea: Surviving Severe Weather in North Texas

Wednesday, April 7 at 7 pm Chelsea Burnett, Texas Storm Chasers Zoom link Texas Storm Chasers covers four basic weather elements that are faced in North Texas: lightning, tornadoes, hail and flooding. The interactive presentation highlights statistics and facts surrounding these elements, focuses on the safety precautions before, during and after severe weather events, and provides tips on how to become involved in the weather knowledge efforts to create a safer, more educated community. The content is illustrated through simple graphics and photos, plus fun video clips of… Read More →

March Chapter Meeting – Native Bees in Your Landscape

Native Bees in Your Landscape–Nature’s Little Preppers Wednesday, March 3 at 7 pm Carol Clark, Texas Master Naturalist Click Here to Register Less well known than European Honeybees, Texas’ native bees are nevertheless vital components of a healthy environment, and can provide a new dimension of enjoyment in your home garden. This program will cover basic information on the current challenges all bee species are facing, and the tricks they use to survive natural challenges in Texas’ extremes. Learn why they are important to all of us, facts about gentle solitary native bees and their… Read More →

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 for Registration 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 →