Name: Nancy Hudson Wilson
Hometown: Midland, Texas
NTMN Class: 2018
NTMN Position(s): New Class Co-Director (together with my brother)
Fun fact about you: I have had a pet kitty almost all of my life.
How did you hear about the program? I had heard of Master Naturalists over the years from fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
What made you want to become a member? When I retired, I wanted to plug into something that would provide an entry into volunteering and would provide continuing education. It’s kinda fun to have a badge and feel like you have a sort of credential.
Which projects do you find most enjoyable? I have enjoyed the tremendous variety of projects available to us. I love native plants, so working at Texas Discovery Gardens or with prairie restoration is always satisfying. I love it that I learn something new with every outing.
In your opinion, what is the biggest impact NTMN and the TMN program provide the community? We have a huge challenge and a wonderful opportunity to teach people to love and respect nature; to be fascinated with creation; to learn to get outside and really see the wonderful world around us.
Favorite quote? Maybe not my lifetime fav, but a current inspiration comes from Exploring the Edges of Texas by Walt and Isabel Davis: “Here children will come into close contact with nature and learn to be kind to their world.”
Anything else you’d like to add? One of the best things about being part of the Master Naturalists is the diversity of our membership. People come from so many walks of life with such a variety of education and experience. We have a rich talent pool!