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Announcing the Fall Class at Mountain View College

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 20!!  Welcome to North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program! Here you will find “a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.” Here I find my dig-deep in-the-dirt side-by-side true friends. I admire North Texas Master Naturalists for connecting people with nature, committing to our community and representing our chapter contributing in countless ways with our partner projects all… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Feb 15-28

JIM’S THIS & THAT: February 15-28, 2017 Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com.   *** Q: What is on… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Dec 1 – Dec 15

Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com. *** Suppose that a half dozen of us are seated around the walls… Read More →

Becky Rader To Speak About the Prairie Restoration at White Rock Lake

Becky Rader will talk to the North Texas Master Naturalist at the January chapter meeting about the history of the prairie restoration at White Rock Lake. Jim Folger has proposed a new NTMN project that was approved to continue work done years ago by the chapter on the White Rock prairie. In addition to the new project, the prairie will also be the site of Native Plants and Prairies Day to be held at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake April 30, 2016 from 10 -3. Becky’s… Read More →