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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.
|January 26, 2009||The Natural History of Texas Native Pollinators Ann Mayo - Doctoral student in ecology at UTA. Currently Ann is studying harvester ants, especially at the FWNC, in Arlington, and in Big Bend. She has been a Master Naturalists since 2006 and is a constant volunteer at the Molly Hollar Wildscape.|
|February 16, 2009||CTMN AWARDS CEREMONY Rob and George are always entertaining. If you miss this one, you miss all the FUN, FOOD, and the RECOGNITION of those who make the Master Naturalist Program what it is.|
|March 16, 2009||Compost for Naturalists: Birds Do It; Bees Do It (Ants Anyway); Why Shouldn't We Do It? John Darling - UTA Campus Master Composter. Formerly a research museum curator and instructor. Long ago taught the lab for natural history class. Currently he is the president of Arlington Conservation Council.|
|April 20, 2009||The Making of a Naturalist Julia Burgen - Naturalist and Conservation Advocate She has been active for over two decades in local issues such as parks, open space, linear trails along creeks, recycling, tree protection, storm water management, bird habitat, native plants etc. President of the Arlington Conservation Council for four terms. She served six years on the Arlington City Council. Member of Sierra Club and Audubon Society since early 1970's. Currently a contributing member to nearly two dozen environmental and conservation groups, both locally and nationally.|
|May 18, 2009||Backyard Wildscapes Jessica Alderson - Urban Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife. She will tell us how to create a habitat to attract wildlife by using native plants, water and shelter. This will provide the environment that will make us and the animals happy.|
|June 15, 2009||The Evolution of Bison Management
at the FWNC & R.
Suzanne Tuttle Manager, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge - She will tell us how the bison have come back from the brink of extinction though proper management and care, like they receive at the Nature Center.
|July 20, 2009||Eastern Bluebirds Sandy Fountain, CTMN member, active Conservation Volunteer and avid Birder - The History of the Bluebird in the US. Presenting pictures, nesting habits (incubation, nestlings, fledglings), nesting boxes, competitors/predators, predator guards, and food.|
|August 17, 2009||Feral Hog Environmental Impact
and Successful Control Programs
Rob Denkhaus - Natural Resource Manager,
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
Feral hog populations have long been established in Texas. Expanding hog populations and increasing urban sprawl have brought humans and feral hogs into contact even in urban areas. Rob has implemented a successful ongoing feral hog control program that has received wide acceptance. He also, educates city officials, and the general public on plans which protect our natural resources.
|September 21, 2009||The biogeography of Loxosceles
reclusa the Brown Recluse Spider
Ryan Stork - Graduate Student at UTA - He is working on his Ph.D. studying thermal ecology of a wolf spider in the mountains of Arkansas.
|October 19, 2009||The Wetlands and their contribution
to our everyday water needs.
Darrel Andrews - Assistant Director, Environmental Division Tarrant Regional Water District
The Wetland Project directs water from the Trinity River into a series of wetland cells that are designed to remove point and nonpoint sources of pollutants. These constructed wetlands, were the first water recycling wetlands in the Nation. The goal of this project is to provide high quality water for human consumption.
Darrel has 24 years of experience in the field of water quality assessment and monitoring including both reservoirs and watersheds systems. He has specialized experience over the past 17 years in the management of TRWD’s constructed wetland reuse projects for the treatment of effluent dominated Trinity River water.
|November 16, 2009||
Using the Fort
Worth prairie barrens to design green roof tops.
|December 21, 2009||ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY|