Have you wondered what you could do to make your photographs more interesting, how to make them tell a story, how to choose the best time to capture the natural color? Those attending the bi-monthly meeting of the Central Texas Master Naturalists on October 8 were treated to a presentation by Earl Nottingham, Chief Photographer for the Texas Parks and Wildlife, on these very topics! As a bonus, Earl displayed some of his beautiful photographs of outdoors Texas. If you would like to read a recent article about photography written by Earl Nottingham, look in the November issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine. Many thanks to Earl for this informative and entertaining presentation!
Meetings are Open to the Public!Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists holds bi-monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December) at 6:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held at the Belton Church of Christ (3003 N Main) located off FM 317 in North Belton. These meetings increase your knowledge of Central Texas natural resources. As a member, these meetings qualify for one hour of advanced training (AT), but for the public, it’s a free hour on insects, invasive species, wildlife management, birds, fossils, zero waste management, archaeology, etc. So, come and see what we are all about!!
The next meeting of the Central Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Belton Church of Christ, Belton, TX; this will be our PACE meeting and the item for discussion will be the Nature Fest; volunteer hours will be awarded for participation. All CTMN members (especially our new members) are encouraged to attend!
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The Texas Master Naturalist State Conference (Annual Meeting) was conducted October 25-27, 2013 at the T bar M Resort in New Braunfels. Twelve Central Texas Chapter members were in attendance and we received some great advanced training, new ideas and even some volunteers hours. Results of the contests at the event will be posted shortly on the State Master Naturalist website. Many thanks to all of our members who had a hand in this years presence at the conference: silent auction items, photo and art entries, scrap book entry, recruitment brochure entry, newsletter entry, and the Chapter’s event sponsor donation. The 2014 recertification pin will be the Armadillo (State Mammal of Texas)
Congratulations and thanks for your service to our members who were recognized at the State Conference for their volunteer milestone awards:
- 250 Hour Milestone: Kathy Cantu, Lynn Fleming, Yvonne Eele, and Sandy Summers
- 500 Hour Milestone: Gail Hughling
- 1000 Hour Milestone: Richard McCarthy and Marilyn Whitworth