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Texas Master Naturalists Share Their Talents with Spring Creek Forest Preserve

For over twenty years, Master Naturalists have been actively involved in the Preserve providing habitat management, education, and community outreach. Thanks to their efforts, this public park has become a refuge of towering trees, birds, wildflowers, and miles of trails that can be enjoyed by all. Read More →

June 7, 2023 Chapter Meeting

A Beekeeper’s Exploration of Bees and Invasion Ecology Born into a cattle family with a childhood split between the urban life in Dallas and running wild in the Texas Hill Country, Ryan Giesecke grew up and enrolled in  Master Beekeeper training & Master Naturalist training, and then continued his education with an expansive personal exploration of ecological topics. All of these experiences are reflected in this effort to organize his thoughts on human transport of species and associated impacts, to examine conservation efforts and wildlife management through the… Read More →

A Message from our President, March 2023

by Scott Hudson, Class of 2018 Thinking about the March 1st Awards Banquet Have you been to Big Bend Ranch? How about Purtis Creek State Park? Cedar Hill State Park? Our advisor and keynote speaker Sam Kieschnick challenged us to get out and celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100th Anniversary. A special opportunity is slated for North Texas with the late-2023 opening of Palo Pinto Mountains State Park. He shared many ideas on engaging with nature, in and out of state parks, this year. Most afford iNaturalist opportunities, including… Read More →

Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife – Meeting 10-5-22

October 5, 2022 Chapter Meeting Protecting Dark Skies for Humans & Wildlife Register for ZOOM meeting Wednesday, October 5, 2022, our speaker,  Karen McGraw, Ed.D., will talk about how almost every living thing on our planet uses the cycle of light and dark to trigger life processes.   Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) and light pollution interrupts this cycle. This program will help us understand the effects of light pollution on living things, including ourselves, and how we can protect dark skies for humans and wildlife. Participants will take… Read More →