2007 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 22, 2007- "BATS" the graveyard shift; employees numbering in the millions! Presented by Leigh Stuemke. Come and expand your knowledge on this fascinating group of mammals. We will discuss natural history, management and health concerns as they relate to the urban environment."

February 19, 2007- "CTMN AWARDS CEREMONY"

March 19, 2007- Five of our very own members will present us with 15 minute programs. Brian Rowe- "FORT WORTH PRAIRIE HISTORY", Josephine Keeney- "NEW SEARCH ENGINE FOR TEXAS NATIVE PLANTS", Ann Mayo- "LOCAL SPIDERS", Ann Alderfer- "BIRD EGGS SHOW &TELL", and Marilyn Sallee- "WILDSCAPE CRITTERS SLIDE SHOW"..

April 16, 2007- "THE MONARCHS ARE COMING!" The Monarchs are coming! And So is Gail Manning. Gail will be our speaker at our April16 meeting. She is the Education Horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and is very involved in the study of monarch butterflys. Gail will talk about the spring migration of the monarchs and monarch waystations. The timing should be just right to prepare us for the migration (I hope they don't come early like everything else seems to be doing this year!) Mark your calendars and don't miss this special opportunity.

May 21, 2007- Some of us are members of the Native Plant Society, but all of us are wanting to learn more about "NATIVE PLANTS OF NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS". Member Gailon Hardin, also a member of the Native Plant Society, will be presenting their program that may tell and show us all we may ever need to know on the subject.

June 18, 2007- You don't want to miss our meeting Monday night! This is a return of our members forum and we have two very different presentations. Since Ann Mayo wasn't able to give her presentation on North Texas spiders previously, she has agreed to come back and do her presentation this Monday. The only thing is, since that time she has become enamored of "HARVESTER ANTS", so she has changed her topic. Brian Builta is our other presenter and he is going to give us some fascinating history. His subject is "GIDEON LINCECUM", a botanical doctor and frontier naturalist who sent many Texas insect and bird species to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Smithsonian Institute in DC.

July 16, 2007- Have you lost a red oak or live oak to "OAK WILT"? Or are you worried that you might lose a tree but don't know quite what to do about? We will have a bona fide expert on the subject to bring us up to date on the oak wilt problem and what we might be able to do about. Courtney Blevins from the Texas Forest Service will be our guest speaker. Courtney will also provide additional information on native trees of North Central Texas, time allowing.

August 20, 2007- The people who saw Gail Manning's presentation  a few months ago know she is a great speaker and enthusiastic about her work. Well she is coming back. This time she will do a program on "LADYBEETLES". I'm sure it will a great show!

September 17, 2007- TBA

October 15, 2007- The Dragonfly is the symbol of Texas Master Naturalists. But how much do we really know about them? Monday night we will have the opportunity to expand our knowledge on the subject and see some absolutely beautiful pictures of "DRAGONFLIES and DAMSELFLIES". James Lasswell is a Senior Research Associate at The Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Stephenville and is the co-author of A Dazzle of Dragonflies with Forrest L. Mitchell who is an associate professor at Texas A&M and a research entomologist at Stephenville. The book ha received rave reviews for its incredible photography and depth of information. James Lasswell will be sharing his pictures and information with us. And if you just completely awed by what you see, James is bringing copies of their book for purchase.

November 19, 2007- Joan Karges, who may of you know as an expert on butterflies and moths, has something completely different for us Monday. She will present a slide show on the relationship between "INSECTS and CACTI".

December 17, 2007- "ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY"

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