2013 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, 2013

Urban Bobcat Tracking Study at River Legacy Park
Dr. Richard Ashley - Science teacher and naturalist, he is also involved in tracking whitetail dear

River Legacy is well known for its highly visible urban bobcat population but their habits and range are mysterious. Dr. Richard Ashley, through trapping and high tech monitoring has some answers.

February 18, 2013 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 18, 2013 Bird Friendly Communities for Texas Migrants
Tania Homayoun, Sr. Manager for Conservation & Education
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center at Cedar Hill

April 15, 2013 Using Hawks for Natural Bird Control
Roger Crandall - Master Falconer, owner of Fal-Tech, Inc (Falconry Technologies)

Fal-Tech's team of captive bred Harris's Hawks are the most experienced raptors in the country at performing this task, and they are serious about their work. If you are a starling, grackle, cowbird or crow, the last thing you want is their complete and undivided attention. They are the Green Solution to a pest bird problem.

May 20, 2013 Protecting the State's Natural Resources
Michelle (Chelle) Mount, Texas Game Warden

Come hear a Texas Game Warden, a member of the law enforcement branch of our sponsoring partner, Texas Parks and Wildlife. Protecting the state's natural resources is a Game Warden's primary responsibility.

June 17, 2013 Fort Worth Prairie Park
Aryn Young, BRIT & Jarid Manos, CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council

This presentation focuses on conserving the prairie for the public, in the face of strong commercial competition. The Fort Worth Prairie Park is older than the birth of civilization itself, yet fresh and alive as if born this morning.

July 15, 2013 Pogos on the Prairie:
The Pogonomyrmex Comanche Ant in North Texas

Ann Mayo, PhD Candidate in Quantitative Biology in UTA's Dept. of Biology

As a myrmecologist with a special interest in harvester ants; we'll learn how this diminishing ant species is faring in the Cross Timbers eco region and what it's future prospects might be.

August 19, 2013 Nature Photography
Troy and Martha Mullens, Lifelong Naturalists & Environmentalists

Photography has been such a part of their presentations at CTMN and for other groups, that this is almost like an encore presentation that people have requested for sometime now.

September 16, 2013 Where Did the Horny Toad Go?
Film directed and produced by Stefanie Leland

This documentary feature embarks on a journey to uncover the mysterious disappearance of a childhood memory, an endearing blood squirting lizard, and the passionate people who are determined to save it from extinction.

October 21, 2013 Owls of North Texas
Michael Perez, Natural Scientist, Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

We will be taught ways to differentiate a nocturnal raptor from a diurnal raptor, and shown how owls are important to the environment. Come and learn about the many adaptations owls possess that allow them to survive in their habitats.

November 18, 2013 Climate Change in North Texas
Daniel Huckaby, Meteorologist, NOAA's National Weather Service

When not forecasting the weather or alerting North Texas residents about severe weather, Daniel is focused on climatology. As the climate services focal point for the Fort Worth office, his duties range from local climate studies to monitoring global trends, such as the El Nino-Southern Oscillations.

December 16, 2013 ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Cross Timbers Texas Master Naturalist
PO Box 1540 • Fort Worth, Texas 76101-1540

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