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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.
||Reptiles and Amphibians of the Cross Timbers
Michael Smith, Crosstimbers Connection and
DFW Herpetological Society (cofounder)
Mike will tell us about these creatures and help us recognize which ones are venomous. How to find snakes and what to do when you do find them.
|February 17, 2014||CTMN AWARDS CEREMONY
Rob Denkhaus & Suzanne Tuttle - Masters of Ceremony
Master Naturalist this is your day! Those that have graduated, earned first year certification, re-certification and milestone pins this is for you.
|March 17, 2014||Birds of North Central Texas
Jim Peterson, Dallas Audubon Society
Photo documentation project of North Central Texas Birds and introduction to new Texas Master Birder program.
|April 21, 2014||
Milkweeds of North Central Texas
Besides the critical Monarch, learn other animal uses of the common milkweed species found in the reigon.
|May 19, 2014||Past Climates: Using Climate Models and Geology
Angie Osen, PhD candidate UTA Science Department
We will take a look at geology and climate models for application to ancient north central Texas.
|June 16, 2014||Learn Some Grasses and Why Grasses are Important
Sam Kieschnick, Nature Education Specialist
Sam will describe the parts of a grass, help you identify some of the common Texas grasses.
|July 21, 2014||Butterflies of North Texas
Dale Clark, Dallas County Lepidopterist' cofounder and owner of Butterflies Unlimited
Dale Clark will be focusing on the butterflies of Spring, their life histories and survival strategies for the often times tumultuous Springs of North Texas.
|August 18, 2014||What is a Naturalist
Barney Lipscomb, Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
|September 15, 2014|| Using Camouflage, Imitation and Mimicry for Defense or Predation
Troy Mullens, retired scientist, engineer, photographer, traveler, nature blogger
|October 20, 2014||DFW Urban Wildlife & iNaturalist Tracker
Chris Jackson, Wildlife Photographer, Author and Blogger
|November 17, 2014||Citizen Science: Your Contribution to Wildlife Conservation
Derek Broman, Urban Wildlife Biologist DFW Metroplex
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
|December 15, 2014||ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY|