Category Archives: Next Speaker

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

Oct. 2 meeting — Nature Journaling with Meghan Peoples

Capture your experience with nature through the pages of your own field journal. The process of translating, naming, and depicting our observations connects us to the world on a deeper level. Join horticulturist Meghan Peoples in this interactive course as she guides you in the basics of nature journaling. Bring life to your observations with color, art, design, and more. Discover a whole new perspective on the natural world around you Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:30 Meet and Eat 7:00 Introduction and Announcements 7:20 Featured Presentation 8:45 Adjournment… Read More →

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 →