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March 6, 2024 Chapter Meeting & March 10th Birding Opportunity at TRAC

Discovering the Joy of Birding Spending time in nature is essential for our well-being and we are genetically inclined to prefer nature, having spent thousands of years of evolution before the development of modern cities. Humans have evolved with birds and their songs and seeing birds in nature makes us happy because when they are thriving, we are reassured that we can also thrive.   In north Texas, we are lucky in that we live within a major migration flyway and we have lots of opportunities to see unique… Read More →

August 2, 2023 Chapter Meeting

Beyond our Backyards: An Introduction to Wilderness Navigation

In this overview, Arthur Kuehne will share tips and techniques that will enable you to feel confident when you travel beyond your backyard to study and enjoy nature. While he won’t go into great detail on the technical aspects of map, compass, gps, etc., he will share practical advice from his many years of backpacking. Join us and learn about the key tools and techniques of wilderness navigation, and the most common navigation mistakes hikers make and how to avoid them.  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 →

May 3 Chapter Meeting – Environmental Conservation and Justice: A Community & Conservationist Partnership Story

May 3 NTMN Meeting — change of speakers   Environmental Conservation and Justice: A Community & Conservationist Partnership Story   Please join us to meet a very important partner of the Master Naturalists: Ms. Sherri Mixon, Executive Director of T.R. Hoover Community Development Center. A local leader of the Ideal+Bonton neighborhood of Dallas’ southern sector, Ms. Mixon has been working with Master Naturalists from the North Texas chapter on a number of projects. Rebecca Posten and Kristi Kerr Leonard from the North Texas chapter will share the background… Read More →