Calendar

Due to the Public Health Emergency Declaration, all in-person events have been suspended until further notice.

Most of the events posted on this page are those under the control of other organizations. Please refer to the individual organizations’ websites for theirrules of operation during the Public Health Emergency.

If you have an event which you would like to have posted on the public calendar, please send an email to contact@ntmn.org with the details.

Members who want to see ALL of the events (AT and VH) should log in to the Members side of the NTMN website.

Nov
2
Mon
Board Meetings
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Board Meetings. Always open to our members and the public.

This Board Meeting will be held via conference call rather than face to face.

Monthly Board Meeting
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Board Meetings are open to the public. For the foreseeable future, meetings will be held virtually using the Zoom interface. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email contact@ntmn.org for access.

Nov
4
Wed
Nov. 4 Chapter Meeting
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Dr. Manuela Dal Da Forno, Research Botanist

Lichens 101

Nov. 4 Chapter Meeting
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

November Chapter Meeting – Animal Tracking in Texas (AT)
Wednesday, November 4 — 7 pm

Heidi Bailey, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Zoom link available a few days before

All animals, from the lowliest bugs to the biggest mammals, leave some sort of sign of their passing through.  Being able to identify and interpret animal tracks and sign allows new insight into the (often secretive) world of animals and their behavior.  If you’ve ever wondered “What made that track?” or “What was that animal doing when it made that?”, then this will be a good introduction to the art and science of tracking.

Heidi Bailey catching a fish

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Heidi Bailey is the TPWD Regulatory Wildlife Biologist for four counties in the middle Post Oak Savannah Ecoregion. She graduated from Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a degree in Animal Science.  Heidi started with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department back in 1999 after stints as a horse trainer, ranch hand, and assistant feedlot manager, among others. As a biologist her responsibilities include conducting wildlife censuses, providing technical guidance to landowners/managers and hunters, preparing management plans, conducting outreach programs and hunts, wildlife disease monitoring, and performing habitat management and restoration activities.

Heidi Bailey participating in a controlled burn

Photo courtesy of Heidi Bailey

Heidi is one of the top wildlife trackers within TPWD and has received Level 3 Track and Sign Interpreter certifications in two regions of the U.S. from CyberTracker International.  Besides tracking, her other passions within the job are prescribed fire and native range restoration and enhancement.  She has conducted prescribed burns across the state and considers educating landowners about the benefits of fire a top priority.  Likewise, she actively works to promote the eradication of exotic pasture grasses and the restoration of native grasses and forbs.  When she is not working she enjoys windsurfing, fly-fishing, hog hunting, running, competing in triathlons, and cooking “if it don’t hurt going down it’s no good” Tex-Mex food.

iTrack Wildlife Basic App

The app Jonah Evan, Heidi’s colleague created: iTrack Wildlife
Photo courtesy of Jonah Evans, Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Bobcat tracks by Texas Parks & Wildlife

Bobcat tracks.
Photo courtesy of Jonah Evans, Texas Parks & Wildlife.

Western gray squirrel tracks by Texas Parks & Wildlife

Western gray squirrel tracks by Texas Parks & Wildlife
Photo courtesy of Jonah Evans, Texas Parks & Wildlife.

 

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Zoom link will be available about a week prior to meeting.You will need to sign in with both first and last names for your AT to be counted.

Announcements begin at 7 pm. Speaker begins at approximately 7:30 pm.

If you’re not familiar with Zoom, arrive 6:45 pm to set your audio levels and learn the system.

 

10/18/20 wbw

Nov
30
Mon
Board Meetings
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Board Meetings. Always open to our members and the public.

This Board Meeting will be held via conference call rather than face to face.

Monthly Board Meeting
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monthly Board Meetings are open to the public. For the foreseeable future, meetings will be held virtually using the Zoom interface. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email contact@ntmn.org for access.