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2019 Meetings



Meetings are held at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., normally on the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm.  Various speakers present topics of interest to Master Naturalists, general Chapter business is conducted and social time scheduled, giving you the opportunity to get to know your fellow Master Naturalists. Guests are welcome and encouraged to attend.


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January 28, 2019 Obnoxious to Edible: The Culinary & Medicinal Aspects of Weeds and Herbs
Stephonia Roberts, Texas Master Naturalist and a true Jill-of-all-Trades

One man’s weed patch is another man’s salad bar!

February 18, 2019 CTMN AWARDS CEREMONY
Hosts: Bill Collins, President - Steve Chaney, AgriLife - Rachel Richter, Texas Parks and Wildlife

Master Naturalist this is your day! Those that have graduated, earned first year certification, re-certification and milestone pins this is for you.

March 18, 2019 Tiger Beetles of Texas
Ben Yandell, Life-long birder turned tiger beetle enthusiast

Learn how to find, identify, and photograph these speedy and beautiful ground beetles.

April 15, 2019 Answering the question, “So What?” to create those                       “A-ha!” moments! 
David Owens, Assistant Superintendent, Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Hone your wildlife advocacy skills by learning basic principles and proven methods for the art of interpretation.

May 20, 2019 Urban Wildlife of the DFW Metroplex:
The Common and the Uncommon

Chris Jackson, DFW Urban Wildlife

June 17, 2019 Here Be Dragons! Odonates of Southwest Nature Preserve
Brent Franklin, Nature Photographer, iNaturalist Super User, and Past CTMN President

Brent’s photographs of the 40+ species of dragonflies and damselflies that have been observed at Southwest Nature Preserve in Arlington

July 15, 2019 George W. Shannon Wetland Water Reuse Project
Darrel Andrews,  Assistant Director, Environmental Division at Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD)

Come and hear how an innovative solution for providing clean water to TRWD’s service area also provides over 2,000 acres of wetlands habitat in the Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area.


August 19, 2019 Grapevine's Sea Turtle Rescue Hospital
Krista Huebner, Senior Aquarist at SeaLife Grapevine

Krista will share some of her experiences as the chief aquarist for the first sea turtle rescue hospital and rehabilitation center in North Texas.


September 16, 2019 Monarch Migration
Gail Manning, Entomologist at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Gail will guide us through a deep dive into monarch butterfly biology and migration patterns; tell us about the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico; educate us about the parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE), that can infect monarchs; and inform us about volunteer opportunities related to monarch butterfly preservation.

October 21 2019 Texas Prairies
Suzanne Tuttle, Native Prairies Association of Texas

November 18, 2019 Wild Cats of Texas and the Role of Advocacy
Monica Morrison, Founder and President of Texas Native Cats

December 16, 2019 ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY



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