Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Exploring Indigenous Understandings of our Ecological World

This presentation will focus on understanding the worldviews common to Traditional Native spiritual and cultural relationships with the outdoor environment.  We will explore the differences between Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge as they relate to building relationships with the plants, animals, waters, and lands where you live and work.    

 

 

Our Speaker: Annette Anderson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with over 40 years providing counseling and consultation services. She received the first HEW Indian Child Welfare Training Grant at the University of Oklahoma School of Social Work and is a retired Adjunct Lecturer in the Early Childhood Disorders master’s program at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ms. Anderson currently serves on the Council for the Indigenous Institute of the Americas. She is co-founder of the IIA Seed Ambassador and Food as Medicine initiatives, which engage urban Native children and families in their culture through Traditional ecological, geographical, and plant knowledge.  Ms. Anderson is also the  Chairperson for the most prominent two-day outdoor American Indian arts and culture event in North Texas, the IIACelebration (IIAC).

Since February 2020, Ms. Anderson has been working with other Native elders and educators, to complete the first American Indian and Native Studies High School Innovative Course ever developed or offered in Texas. In addition, she serves on the Native American Advisory Circle at Texas Christian University and collaborated on the first official university Land Acknowledgement for Texas Christian University in 2020 She is a descendant of the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nations

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rdr3Q75BR0mUox9EyyGfjw

Schedule:

6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing 7:00 Introduction and Announcements 7:20 Featured Presentation 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Or join us in south Dallas at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

Please bring snacks at 6:30 p.m. to share with others! (at both locations)

 

Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Take My Breath Away: Air Quality and the Environment

Dr. Barry S. Lachman, MD, MPH

Ozone, cement batch plants, and Shingle Mountain are all headline topics about air quality in Dallas. The quality of air that we breathe and, consequently, our health depends on the neighborhoods where we live, especially for children. Exposure to particulate matter in polluted air can contribute to lung and heart disease. A national leader in urban asthma research, Dr. Barry Lachman, will discuss how research results and community involvement can impact policy to improve health disparities in Dallas.

Dr. Lachman is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare for the underserved. He has over 50 years of experience providing care, program development administration, and advocacy for underserved populations, including 19 years as Medical Director of Parkland Community Health Plan. He is nationally recognized for his leadership in managing asthma and preterm birth prevention. His present work focuses on social determinants, the environment, and equity. He currently serves as a member of the Dallas Environmental Commission, representing City Council District 12

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_55fPOwojQ2qNmWCZ1qTscQ

Schedule:

6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Or join us in south Dallas at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

Please bring snacks at 6:30 p.m. to share with others! (at both locations)

 

 

 

Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

How Spending Time in Nature Can Boost Mental Health and Save the Planet

Explore the profound mental health benefits of immersing oneself in nature. Research has shown that spending time in natural environments can have a positive impact on overall well-being and significantly improve mental health. The presentation highlights the “Wellness in Nature” program, offered by the Elm Fork Chapter, which specifically caters to individuals with memory loss and their caregivers in the community. Through a combination of guided nature activities and therapeutic interventions, the program aims to enhance the quality of life, reduce stress, and foster a sense of connection and respite for those facing memory-related challenges.

Attendees will gain insights into the therapeutic value of nature-based interventions and the transformative power of engaging with the natural world for individuals and their caregivers dealing with memory loss.

Presenters:

Dr. Michele Steigleder is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has been in the mental health field since 1987. After having several family members and friends diagnosed with dementia, Dr.Steigleder “retooled” and applied her years of experience to develop expertise in the psychological treatment of dementia for patients and their families. She is an invited speaker on understanding and caring for dementia patients for HomeHealth and Hospice organizations and also supervises therapists in training for the Psychology Department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Psychology Department. Dr.Steigleder has an additional certification in Tele-mental Health which allows her to ethically and confidentially provide psychological treatment using the Internet. Dr.Steigleder is certified by the National Council of Dementia Care Providers (NCCDP) as a Dementia Care Provider specialist.

Matt Brown is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in advisory services and entrepreneurship. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a successful track record of assisting companies in achieving growth and has been instrumental in architecting and implementing organizational transformations that have generated millions in additional revenue and savings. Through his work, Matt is dedicated to creating life-changing opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs, and individuals with shared experiences and pursuits.

Born and raised in Nebraska with a strong work ethic and a sense of community, Matt has a genuine passion for meeting new people, hearing their stories, and collaborating with creative individuals to solve problems. He has an MBA in Sustainability Leadership and an MEd in Educational Leadership. Matt holds certifications as a Project Management Professional, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Texas Master Naturalist.
Currently residing near Dallas, TX, Matt finds joy in various activities that encompass his diverse range of interests. He is an avid runner, rider, scuba diver, and cook and is wildly interested in dogs, sustainability, the outdoors, wildlife, travel, art, start-ups, teaching/mentoring, and problem-solving.

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5zXg6WrQS5aV28U2-SfoVQ

Schedule:

6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Or join us in south Dallas at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

Please bring snacks at 6:30 p.m. to share with others! (at both locations)

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

Discovering the Joy of Birding

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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 migrating birds. We will discuss nearby locations excellent for birding and the best times to see migrating birds.  

Birding is a social act and gateway to a deeper connection to nature. To be a birder is to engage with birds and people to create a shared experience of being present in the moment. Through birding, we find stillness and a connection between the natural world and each other. Birding can bring us a sense of awe and humility, greater self-awareness and a sense of attachment and responsibility as advocates for the natural world.  

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W12k0cdCQbqb6m3-77LsIA 

Schedule: 

  • 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing 
  • 7:00 Introduction and Announcements 
  • 7:20 Featured Presentation 
  • 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.) 

Or join us in south Dallas at Dallas College Mountain View Campus, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

Please bring snacks at 6:30 p.m. to share with others! (at both locations)

Green Jay (Cyanocoraxync as seen in south Texas)

Field Trip – Birding Opportunity, Sunday, March 10th at TRAC

Enjoy Birding at Trinity River Audubon Center on Sunday, March 10th, 6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217. Meet at 8:00 am in the Audubon Center lobby. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather.  

We will have a short talk and small group bird walks with tour leaders, Caleb Hinojos, Karen Carpenter, Nathan May, Natha Taylor and Reba Collins. Sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/FAJ3X 

 

 

Speakers:

 

Karen Carpenter:

Karen’s love of birds and birding led her to pursue Master Naturalist designation in the NTMN class of 2023. She is passionate about bird conservation and outreach to create a safer world for the birds that she loves.

 

Natha Taylor:

Natha Taylor has been a NTMN since 2001, serving as president for the chapter in 2008-2009.  Served as Chapter Historian/ Archivist, 2003-2017, producing State Conference award-winning scrapbooks from 2013-2017.  Began Birding 101 in 2005 with 4 other birder enthusiasts from the class of 2001.  Birding 101 has introduced over 300 people to the joys of birding.   

 

Nathan May:

Nathan May is an educator at the Trinity River Audubon Center and a member of NTMN, class of 2023. Nathan has also worked with Texas Conservation Alliance leading bird collision surveys downtown for the Lights Out Dallas program. He’s a Blackland Prairie devotee through and through, but he must confess that it was a trip to the Gulf Coast Prairie that first set him on this path, introducing him to his “spark bird,” the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Nathan is excited to share in the thrills and excitement that birding in DFW provides. 

Camera Roll: As usual, show up or tune in between 6:30 and 7 pm for an array of photos by TMNs & socialize with all. 

NTMN Winter Awards Banquet: Wednesday, February 7th

Please join us at Texas Discovery Gardens, in the Grand Hall for the NTMN Winter Awards Banquet in lieu of our normal February Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Registration/doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate the accomplishments of the year and the 25th anniversary of our chapter. Bring a potluck dish to share while you catch up with old friends and make some new ones!

HOW TO RSVP:
Please RSVP by Saturday, February 2nd via this link: https://forms.gle/evtyH3fi8sFBRAq56

FOOD, DRINKS, VOLUNTEERING:
Last year we had a catered entree, but we will not have that this year. We’ll have potluck-style main dishes, appetizers, sides, and desserts! If you’d like to sign up to bring food or help with setup, please go to volunteersignup.org/PKP8M to pick a dish and/or volunteer opportunity.

For the banquet setup/cleanup VH, use NTX: Administrative Work – Hospitality dropdown – enter Awards Banquet setup/cleanup in the comments.

In years past, the event was BYOB. Please do not bring alcohol to the event this year. Texas Discovery Gardens hosts this event space for free, and they have some updated procedures that prohibit BYOB events due to liability issues. We will no longer be able to use this fantastic space for future events if this rule is broken. I’m sure someone can organize a drinks outing following the event for folks who would like to hang out a little longer and celebrate with alcohol.

To cut down on waste, we encourage attendees to bring their own drink container for beverages. There are usually leftovers from this type of event, so also feel free to bring a takeaway container (or two or three to share with others who forget) to take some leftovers home with you!

Please RSVP by Saturday, February 2nd.
Attire: dressy casual

We look forward to celebrating with you!

~ 2024 NTMN Winter Banquet Event Committee ~

Questions? Contact Scout Woodward at scouterificus@gmail.com

January 3, 2024 Chapter Meeting / January 6th Field Trip

Dallas’ Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP): Update and Discussion

In 2020, Dallas passed a much-anticipated climate action plan: the Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan, otherwise known as “CECAP”. Exceptional effort was put into the crafting of this plan, which was recognized by the Brookings Institute in 2022 as the #1 most detailed and actionable plan across 50 of the country’s largest cities. CECAP, which includes a section on ecosystem protection and enhancement, is now in its implementation phase, overseen by the Dallas Environmental Commission.

Please join us for an update on the Environmental Commission’s work and the progress of CECAP implementation. This is also a great opportunity to provide feedback and ideas as we all work together to protect and enhance our natural environment in North Texas!

 

Schedule:

  • 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
  • 7:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 7:20 Featured Presentation
  • 8:45 Adjournment

Join us in north Dallas at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125.  (Brookhaven Campus map).

Or join us in south Dallas at Mountain View College, Building S (Administrative offices), Room 1029. (Mountain View Campus map).

Note: It is best to enter the Mountain View campus from Duncanville Road; there is construction but you can park directly in front of the S building. Room 1029 is on the lower level, continue down past the administration areas and turn left once you see a Subway and go down short hallway.

 You may also join us virtually via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

The Hospitality Committee suggests that you bring some shareable bites at 6:30 at both locations.

Saturday, January 6th Field Trip

In conjunction with our January 3 Chapter Meeting, we will have a Saturday, January 6 Field Trip. We will meet at Joppy Mama’s Farm at 10 AM

Address: 7724 Carbondale St, Dallas, TX 75216
(There is room to park on the street)

From 10-11 we will have an educational session in which we will focus on learning first-hand the history of the neighborhood and the environmental injustices they have endured, particularly their proximity to a large cement batch plant. We will learn about the negative health affects; how the community fought back (and is still fighting back); how they are being assisted by Dallas’s CECAP plan and implementation; the role that Joppy Mama’s farm is playing today; plans and hopes for the future.

From 11-12 We will help prep a pollinator bed. Because we don’t have much planning time, we will focus on setting the boundaries and removing as we can any existing weeds.

We will have more details on what to bring to assist with the pollinator bed prep prior to Saturday 1/6

Our Speakers:

Commissioner Temeckia Derrough 

Born and raised in Dallas, Commissioner Derrough attended schools in both Dallas and Duncanville. In 2006, she,  her husband, and three children became Habitat for Humanity homeowners within the Joppa Community. In order to promote transparency and provide helpful resources, Temeckia formed the non-profit, Joppa Freedmen’s Town Association in 2017. Within a year of its birth, the Association partnered with residents to stop the establishment of additional cement batching companies in Joppa which had been (and continue to) compromise air quality. Temeckia served on the city’s Board of Adjustment from 2018-2019 and was a key stakeholder in the development of the city’s Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan (CECAP).

Commissioner Derrough recently completed the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and looks forward to continuing her mission of being an environmental justice advocate and a voice for her community.

Commissioner Esther Villarreal

Commissioner Villareal is a Texas Master Naturalist and a member of our Chapter (Class of 2021). She lives and volunteers in West Dallas and Oak Cliff, south of the Trinity River. Her family loves exploring the river and its floodplains and riparian zones. Esther is a full-time teacher in Oak Cliff and has been serving on The City of Dallas’s Environmental Commission since its inception in 2021. She serves as Vice Chair and chairs the Environmental Justice subcommittee as well.

Note: NT TMN Members may enter 1 hour of AT in VMS with the following – “AT:NTX:Chapter Meeting(1 hour): TMN AT Report Hours”

December 6, 2023 Chapter Meeting

Junior Master Naturalist and Nature Education

Youth is our future, and North Texas Master Naturalists improve the outlook for our natural environment through educating youth about nature. Listen to a roundtable discussion with several members deeply involved with Junior Master Naturalist, Nature Trekkers, Mathfinders/walkSTEM, and other programs educating local young people about nature. Our roundtable members will engage with each other and with the audience about the what, why, how, and where of the importance of nature to children. This will be a hands-on experience, with an activity for each table.

Children on the edge of a pond with small nets to collect samples for a science project.

Kids participating in citizen science at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Photo by Shelby Smith

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b-3vBajHR1ecKOn2TGewiw

Schedule:

  • 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
  • 7:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 7:20 Featured Presentation
  • 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125.  Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Roundtable Members:

Nancy Escobar, John Bunker Sands, Junior Master Naturalist program
Aleena Figueroa, Nature Trekkers
Marcie Haley, Twelve Hills Nature Center, Mathfinders/walkSTEM
Shelby Smith, Chair, North Texas Master Naturalist Youth Committee, TR Hoover, Junior Master Naturalist program
Susie Stilwell, Learning Gardens
Jennifer Stuart, Seedschool, Nature Trekkers

November 1, 2023 Chapter Meeting

DNA and Conservation Biology

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is an amazing molecule that transfers genetic information through generations, and resides in every single cell of our body. However, the history and connections between the laboratory and natural world are not commonly understood. Join us as NTMN member Caleb Hinojos presents a unique perspective of DNA in the laboratory and how it helps to bridge the gaps between classical, modern, and conservation biology.

Double helix representation of DNA

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qmp7khlnQa2Oz4ZwkjFAPw

Schedule:

  • 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
  • 7:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 7:20 Featured Presentation
  • 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 126. Note, this is not our usual room. This is the one next door.  Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

Speaker Bio

Caleb Hinojos, kneeling on the ground outside in early twilight, showing a group of children and adults a small insect on his hand while an unseen person shines a flashlight on the insect.

Caleb Hinojos was born and raised in the DFW metroplex. His love of wildlife began at the age of 3 with reptiles. Influenced by the great Steve Irwin and Sir David Attenborough, he knew that he wanted to pursue this passion. After completing an enlistment in the Marine Corps, he returned to the area and began his collegiate education. He received his BS and MS from the University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on genetic and genomic evolution.

Through the years, Caleb has worked a variety of scientific jobs both in the field and in the lab which has given him a unique perspective regarding the natural world. These experiences led him to become a Master Naturalist.

October 4, 2023 Chapter Meeting

A Deep Dive into the North Texas Ecotone and its Natural Wonders

Chapter member and author Amy Martin shares the fun yet nerdy naturalist material from her new book Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. Why is North Texas an epic ecotone? What is the Great Trinity Forest the easternmost example of? How do tilted layers of bedrock shape our three ecoregions, foster a plethora of soil types, and lead to our plant and wildlife diversity? From the ancient inland ocean and melting ice caps that forged North Texas, to the goliath creeks and many forks of the Trinity, get clear on how water shapes our local landscape. Discover places to experience these tenets firsthand. Enjoy astounding photography by skilled naturalists of hardwood bottomland forests and Eastern Cross Timbers, soaring limestone escarpments, lush wetlands, and rare remnants of Blackland and Fort Worth Prairies. Get to know a diverse community of volunteers working for nature.

Drone photo overlooking a pond surrounded by trees and brush.

The edge of Austin Chalk with the more erodible Eagle Ford Shale create the vistas for which Cedar Ridge Preserve is known. Photo by Vijay Tanwar

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h9Ogq0LSTdumZLmvdFndWA#/registration

Schedule:

  • 6:30 Socializing
  • 7:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 7:20 Featured Presentation
  • 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.)

graphic depicting the layers of bedrock in North Texas

The many layers of bedrock that reach the surface are responsible for the area’s diversity. Graphic by Scooter Smith.

Speaker Bio:

headshot of author Amy Martin

A journalist and writer for over 40 years, Amy Martin is the author of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth, Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant, and co-author of Speaking of Mother Earth. She is currently senior features writer for Green Source DFW. Her current project is Ned Fritz Legacy, a biographical website of Ned Fritz, Texas’ most famous environmentalist. Martin sits on the Dallas County Open Spaces Trails and Preserves Program board and serves as state social media director for Native Prairies Association of Texas. For twelve years, she managed wildlife habitat rehabilitation on a private nature preserve in northeast Texas, including converting fifteen acres of pasture into tallgrass prairie. She is a certified Texas Master Naturalist with the North Texas chapter. Find her writings at Moonlady.com.

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Birding at the Beds with Fort Worth Audubon Society (AT) Wednesday, May 8, 2024   7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Join Jim Sipiora for a bird...
North Texas Master Naturalists join other Master Naturalist Chapters and community volunteers to restore the prairies at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). Projects include...
Brookhaven College Windmill Garden WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of each month AND the 4th Sunday of each month INSTRUCTIONS: Take appropriate precautions: Wear close toed shoes/boots,...
May 8, 2024    
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Ecological Gardening Summit - Online (AT) Wednesday, May 8, 2024   11:00 AM – 3:30 PM This webinar is presented by the Xerces Society, which...
May 9, 2024 - May 11, 2024    
All Day
Ginger Greatens has reserved the trunk for an event at Hawthorne school.
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
TITLE: Elm Fork Nature Center Summer Outreach DESCRIPTION: Elm Fork Nature Center in Carrollton is looking for help during the busy summer season on Thursdays from 1pm...
Webinar:  NASA Global Precipitation Measurements: Weather & Climate (AT) Thursday, May 9, 2024    7:00 PM CT – 8:00 PM CT This will focus on the...
May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024    
All Day
Pam Carranza has reserved the trunks for a TRAC event.
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Join For the Love of the Lake every second Saturday for our monthly Shoreline Spruce Up at White Rock Lake Park. Volunteers collect litter though...
2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and...
Early Bird Walk with Jack Chiles at Hagerman NWR (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024   8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Meet at the Visitor Center at...
World Migratory Bird Day - Guided Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8:30am-9:30am CST Join us for a guided...
May 12, 2024 - May 18, 2024    
All Day
Ester Villareal has reserved the trunks.
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
May 12, 2024    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
March through December Time;  8:30 to 11:00 AM Every Sunday morning We’ll weed the butterfly garden and remove invasive plants from the prairie. There is...
May 12, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
The name of the event: Milkweed Planting Day Date and time: May 12th 2024 9:00 AM- 11:00AM Location including the street address: Trinity River Audubon Center 6500 Great...
4th Sunday Nature Walk at Spring Creek Forest (AT) Sunday, May 12, 2024    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM The 4th Sunday Nature Walk originally scheduled...
May 13, 2024    
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Early Birds at FWNC (AT) Monday, May 13, 2024   7:30 AM – 9:30 AM The summer birds have arrived. Join us for a walk to...
Project WILD/Project WET/Project Learning Tree Combo Workshop (AT) Monday, May 13, 2024   8:45 AM – 4:30 PM Get trained and receive activity guides in all...
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) Monday Morning Mayhem 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM If you like chainsaws and fire then you are one of...
May 14, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Texas Discovery Gardens Workday Every Tuesday from 8 to 12 Come and go as needed,  Enter through Gate 6, turn right and bear left to...
Sid Richardson Tract Hike with Fort Worth NPAT (AT) Tuesday, May 14, 2024     8:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Sid Richardson Tract is a prairie...
Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop: Eagle Mountain Lake (AT) Tuesday, May 14, 2024   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and...
BRIT Behind-the-Scenes Tour (AT) Tuesday, May 14, 2024   10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Tiana Rehman, Director of the Herbarium, is giving a presentation on the...
May 15, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
North Texas Master Naturalists join other Master Naturalist Chapters and community volunteers to restore the prairies at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). Projects include...
Webinar – Western Hognose Snakes in Texas: How Many Species? (AT) Wednesday, May 15, 2024   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM This webinar is part of...
Spanish Sessions as it relates to Nature – TMN North Texas chapter (AT) Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:00pm Join Angelica Torres, Nancy...
May 15, 2024    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar – Texas Stream Team Monitoring Project (AT) Wednesday, May 15, 2024   6:30 PM – 8:00 PM This free program is part of the Water...
May 16, 2024 - May 19, 2024    
All Day
Esther Villareal has reserved the trunks.
May 16, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Frankford Prairie Weekly Workday Every Thursday 8am-10am 17400 Muirfield Dr, Dallas, TX 75287 Prairie Maintenance and seed collection We cancel for rain and if it’s...
May 16, 2024    
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arborist School (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024   8:00 AM – 12:00 PM The City of Dallas Arborist School provides training for those who work with...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Cooperative Hunting Behavior, Harris’s Hawks– TMN Elm Fork mtg (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 9:30am-12noon (Social begins at 9am) Join speaker: Jim Bednarz, PhD,...
May 17, 2024 - May 20, 2024    
All Day
Brazos River Clean Up, Dinner and Camping Register Here - https://txmn.org/rbc/brazos-river-cleanup/ May 18, 8:00 am  Join with MNs from other North Texas chapters to clean...
May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024    
All Day
Ginger Greatens has reserved the trunks.
May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024    
All Day
Leea Thompson has reserved the Outreach Trunk. Friends of the SoPAC
May 17, 2024 - May 20, 2024    
All Day
Elaine White has reserved the Pollinator Trunks.
May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024    
All Day
Shelby Smith has reserved the Bird Trunk
May 18, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Morning Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 18, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
Canyon Creek Wetland and Wildscape Monthly workday 1001 G. Bush Freeway ( Hilton Garden Inn) Every third Saturday 8am-10am Prairie maintenance, habitat building, Trash collection,...
May 18, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LLELA 3rd Saturday Workday 9:00 a.m. until 12 Noon If you have been looking for a chance to volunteer at LLELA on the weekend, this...
Clymer Meadow Preserve Spring Wildflower Tours (AT) Saturday, April 27, 2024   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, May 18, 2024   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM...
May 19, 2024    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
March through December Time;  8:30 to 11:00 AM Every Sunday morning We’ll weed the butterfly garden and remove invasive plants from the prairie. There is...
May 19, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:00 am
The name of the event: Climate Watch Date and time: May 19th 9-11am Location including the street address: Trinity River Audubon Center 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas,...
Thrive Nature Walk –Lewisville Parks & Rec (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 9am-10:30am Sights of plants and wildlife, smells of fresh air and trees,...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks || Tree ID Walk - (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024   9am – 11am Join us for a walk through the...
Event Name: Friends of Piedmont Clean-Up Date/Time: 9:45am - 12:30 pm Address: 2725 N Jim Miller Rd Dallas TX 75217, which is the parking lot for the...
May 20, 2024    
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rosemont Elementary Nature Walks at Twelve Hills May 20, 21 from 8:00-12:30   Twelve Hills Nature Center, Mary Cliff Road Dallas, TX 75208   Rosemont Elementary...
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) Monday Morning Mayhem 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM If you like chainsaws and fire then you are one of...
Tour of Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Dallas (AT) Monday, May 20, 2024   10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Learn about features of the AgriLife...
May 20, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ITMN Chapter Hybrid Meeting (AT) Monday, May 20, 2024   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Indian Trail Master Naturalists welcome you to their May meeting held...
May 21, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Texas Discovery Gardens Workday Every Tuesday from 8 to 12 Come and go as needed,  Enter through Gate 6, turn right and bear left to...
May 21, 2024    
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rosemont Elementary Nature Walks at Twelve Hills May 20, 21 from 8:00-12:30   Twelve Hills Nature Center, Mary Cliff Road Dallas, TX 75208   Rosemont Elementary...
May 21, 2024    
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oakmont Park Prairie Tour with Fort Worth NPAT (AT) Tuesday, May 21, 2024     8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Join us for a hike to explore...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Workday – Lake Cliff Park When:  9:00 am – 11:00am Where: Lake Cliff Park 1200 N. Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX...
May 22, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
North Texas Master Naturalists join other Master Naturalist Chapters and community volunteers to restore the prairies at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). Projects include...
May 23, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Frankford Prairie Weekly Workday Every Thursday 8am-10am 17400 Muirfield Dr, Dallas, TX 75287 Prairie Maintenance and seed collection We cancel for rain and if it’s...
May 23, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar – In the Life of Nocturnal Pollinators (AT) Thursday, May 23, 2024    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM This free webinar is presented by the...
TITLE: Elm Fork Nature Center Summer Outreach DESCRIPTION: Elm Fork Nature Center in Carrollton is looking for help during the busy summer season on Thursdays from 1pm...
NPSOT Trinity Forks May Chapter Meeting – “Photographing Texas Prairies”(AT) Thursday, May 23, 2024  |  7pm-8:30pm  (Social time begins at 6:30pm) This event is sponsored...
May 24, 2024 - May 26, 2024    
All Day
Lybo has reserved the Prairie Trunks for Artists in the Garden at Connemara
May 24, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
May 25, 2024 - May 28, 2024    
All Day
Shelby Smith has reserved the trunk + the Mystery Box.
May 25, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
The 3rd annual gathering of artists is scheduled at the Connemara Conservancy Meadow. It is a wildflower and birding mecca with extensive prairie grasses restoration...
2024 Beginning Beekeeping Classes at Texas Bee Supply (AT) Saturday, May 25, 2024  | 9:30am-3:30pm Learn what you need to know to keep bees and...
Birding by Kayak || at Lake Ray Hubbard || Trinity River Audubon (AT) Saturday, May 25, 2024  |  9:30am-12:00noon Join the Trinity River Audubon Center...
May 26, 2024    
8:30 am - 11:00 am
March through December Time;  8:30 to 11:00 AM Every Sunday morning We’ll weed the butterfly garden and remove invasive plants from the prairie. There is...
May 26, 2024    
9:00 am - 11:30 am
WHEN: 2nd Wednesday of each month AND the 4th Sunday of each month INSTRUCTIONS: Take appropriate precautions: Wear close toed shoes/boots, gloves, sun & insect...
May 26, 2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willis Winters Park Volunteer Day Date and time: Monthly workday, last Sunday of each month 9am-noon Location including the street address - Willis Winters Park...
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) Monday Morning Mayhem 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM If you like chainsaws and fire then you are one of...
May 28, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Texas Discovery Gardens Workday Every Tuesday from 8 to 12 Come and go as needed,  Enter through Gate 6, turn right and bear left to...
May 29, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
North Texas Master Naturalists join other Master Naturalist Chapters and community volunteers to restore the prairies at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). Projects include...
May 29, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar – Lunch and Learn Entomology Series (AT) Wednesday, May 29, 2024   12:00 PM –1:00 PM This is an AgriLife Lunch and Learn program presented...
May 30, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Frankford Prairie Weekly Workday Every Thursday 8am-10am 17400 Muirfield Dr, Dallas, TX 75287 Prairie Maintenance and seed collection We cancel for rain and if it’s...
TITLE: Elm Fork Nature Center Summer Outreach DESCRIPTION: Elm Fork Nature Center in Carrollton is looking for help during the busy summer season on Thursdays from 1pm...
May 31, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
Webinar – Gila Wilderness Centennial Speaker Series: Live from Silver City, New Mexico (AT) Friday, May 31, 2024   10:00 AM – 9:00 PM The Gila...
BRIT Lunchtime Lecture: Hexalectris Orchids in Texas: A Special Citizens’ Science Project (Hybrid) (AT) Friday, May 31, 2024   12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stephanie Varnum...
June 1, 2024    
6:00 am - 8:00 am
Lights Out Bird Monitoring Join the Texas Conservation Alliance and partners to help monitor downtown Dallas for bird/building strikes during the fall migration.  All data...
June 1, 2024    
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Guided Bird Walk at Connemara Meadow (AT) Saturday, June 1, 2024   7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Join volunteer naturalists on our monthly bird walk. Bring...
June 1, 2024    
8:00 am - 11:00 am
The workday at Warren Ferris Cemetery, 8375 San Leandro Dr 75218, takes place the first Saturday of every month 9am to noon for months December...
LLELA 1st Saturday Workday 9:00 a.m. until 12 Noon If you have been looking for a chance to volunteer at LLELA on the weekend, this is...
Clymer Meadow Preserve Spring Wildflower Tours (AT) Saturday, April 27, 2024   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, May 18, 2024   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM...
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