Articles

Here you will find articles written by Indian Trail Master Naturalists

Trinity River Canoe Trip
Eileen Berger

Examining Ecology
Eileen Berger

Our Water Ways
Tina Hendon

Vacancy at the Insect Hotel
Charlie Grindstaff

Fun in the Field
Rebecca Schumacher

Leucism
Charlie Grindstaff

Where Am I?
Maureen Nitkowski

Pretty in Pink
Christine Cook

A Little Respect, Please
Don Happ

How Birds Stay Warm and How You Can Help
Kathleen Mack

Armadillo Tails
Dan Rayfield

Chimney Swifts – A Great Neighbor
Jean Kastanek

Whooping Crane Migration
Pam Mundo

Texas Turtle Watch
Eileen Berger

Raising Caterpillars
Kitty Smith

Wonders from the Natural World
Kitty Smith

Anticipation
Dan Rayfield

My Barn Swallows
Kathleen Mack

What IS that overpowering hum?
Kitty Smith

Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Little Spartans
Steve Fowler

Raindrops in My Coffee
Dan Rayfield

What’s Bloomin’ Now?
Christine Cook

What is CoCoRaHS?
Carolyn Gritzmaker

The Good Snakes
Kathleen Mack

The Mystique of the Texas Horned Toad
TPWD Fact Sheet & Texas Nature Trackers, edited by Kitty Smith, Certified Texas Master Naturalist

Mockingbird Nature Park – Midlothian’s Hidden Gem

Urban Wildlife Series – Habitat
Rebecca Schumacher

Tis the Season
Rebecca Schumacher

Time to Get Wild
Rebecca Schumacher

Fun in the Field
Rebecca Schumacher

Ladybugs
Sara Cornett

Fire – Prescribed Burning
Sharon Lane

A Murder of . . .
Sharon Lane

Texas Archeology
Eileen Berger

About Owls
Kitty Smith

Kachina Prairie: A Local Treasure
Kitty Smith

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Eileen Berger

Baby Monitors for the Birds
Charlie Grindstaff

Bald Eagle at Lake Bardwell
Peggy Bailey

Winter Birding at Lake Bardwell
Kitty Smith

Feeding Winter Birds
Kitty Smith

Tree Decorating 2013
Charlie Grindstaff

Texas Christmas Trees
Eileen Berger

Apps for the Nature Enthusiast
Charlie Grindstaff

Bats in Texas
Eileen Grindstaff

Discover Nature Around the House – A good read
Charlie Grindstaff

Sharing Our Space with Wildlife
Eileen Berger

Let’s Talk Texas Turkeys
Eileen Berger

Night Hike 101
Eileen Berger

Rob Bedichek
Eileen Berger

To “Shoo” a Mockingbird
Maureen Nitkowski

How is the Rabbit?
Charlie Grindstaff

A Bird’s Menu
Eileen Berger

Barn Owls
Eileen Berger

Wildcats in Texas
Eileen Berger

Falling Leaves
Eileen Berger

Feeding the Birds
Carolyn Gritzmaker

School Days
Eileen Berger

Prairie Chapel Ranch Tour
Pam Mundo

Elf Owl
Carolyn Gritzmaker

Brown-headed Cowbirds
Carolyn Gritzmaker

Cattle Egrets
Carolyn Gritzmaker

Look at that! It’s a Monarch Butterfly . . . or is it?
Jack Dunaway

Snakebites on the Rise
Scarlett Cludius

Fleeting Moments
Debbie Pierce

Summer Hours
Dan Rayfield

Mockingbird Nature Park – Midlothian’s Hidden Gem

Davis Mountain Adventures
Eileen Berger

Summer Tanager
Carolyn Gritzmaker

Mountain Lions
Eileen Berger

Great Blue Heron
Carolyn Gritzmaker

Creating a wildlife water basin at Pettigrew Academy

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Carolyn Gritzmaker

Just a Dead Tree
Eileen Berger

Hummingbirds Are Back
Carolyn Gritzmaker

More Water Facts
By Eileen Berger

Peaceful Neighbors
By Carolyn Gritzmaker

The Good Old Days?
By Charlie Grindstaff

Aerial Majesty
By Carolyn Gritzmaker

Water Facts
By Eileen Berger

Listen to the Mockingbird
By Carolyn Gritzmaker

Red-bellied Woodpecker
By Carolyn Gritzmaker

Tufted Titmouse
By Carolyn Gritzmaker

Life is Better Outdoors
By Charlie Grindstaff

Delicate Balance
by Becky England

Seeing Purple
by Eileen Berger

Healing Hands of Nature
by Becky England

Hawks of Ellis County
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

Cedar Waxwing
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

The Many Benefits of Native Grasses
by Becky England

Suet Cake Cookies
by Deborah Rayfield

Invasive Plants of North Central Texas
by Eileen Berger

Bluebonnets – Plant in Fall for Spring Blooms
by Nola Factor

ITMN – CLASS OF 2011

What is Riparian?
by Lysle Mockler

Winter Visitors
by Deborah Rayfield

What’s Wild at Pettigrew
by Eileen Berger

My Little Hummers
by Eileen Berger

Mesmerized by a Milk Jug
by Deborah Rayfield

“The Big Four” Early Texas Naturalists
by Eileen Berger

Consider Native Grasses
by Eileen Berger

Red–bellied Woodpecker
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

Empty Nest Syndrome
by Deborah Rayfield

Welcome Navarro County Nature Lovers
by Eileen Berger and Charlie Grindstaff

THE MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM: THE INSIDE SCOOP
by Charlie Grindstaff

Paramount Moments of Nature Hikes
by Mox Moxley

Become a Master Naturalist — Share Your Love of Nature
by Charlie Grindstaff

Becoming Ellis County Weather Watchers
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

Giving Children a “Wild” Start
by Eileen Berger

I love magic, don’t you?
by Charlie Grindstaff

The Sound of Summer
by Eileen Berger

The Year 2061
by L.S. “Mox” Moxley

The Killdeer Rescue
by Eileen Berger

Chiggers – The Dreaded Hitchhikers
by L.S. “Mox” Moxley

Texas Turtle Watch
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

May’s Wildflowers
by L.S. “Mox” Moxley

Name That Plant
by Eileen Berger

Bewick’s Wren Thryomanes bewickii
by Charlie Grindstaff

Ellis County Naturalists Provide Education and Action
by L.S. “Mox” Moxley

Mockingbird Nature Park – A Wildflower Photo Expedition

American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis (Linnaeus)
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

American Kestrel Falco sparverius
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

Missouri Violets Viola missouriensis
by L.S. “Mox” Moxley

Naturalists Monitor Ellis County Waterways
by Eileen Berger

The Northern Cardinal
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

Our Parks, Our Treasures
by Eileen Berger

Texas Archeology
by Eileen Berger

The Dandelion Invasion

Wildlife Tax Evaluation For Landowners

The Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
by Carolyn Gritzmaker

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