Rick Travis, 2018 – “Livin’ the Dream, folks!” My wife and best friend Lisa and I joined the Blackland Prairie chapter training class in 2018. Since graduating we’ve been relatively active in the chapter, coordinating and/or participating in some special restoration projects, “doing our time” in various positions of responsibility within the chapter, and just having a blast immersing ourselves in nature with wonderful folks that share our love and passion for the natural world.
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April 14th Deep Dive with Lisa and Rick Travis and Carol Clark
Charlise Hill-Larson, 2019 and 2021-2022 Vice President What do a couple of Master Naturalists do when, in very early spring, they find a multitude of Monarch caterpillars on a single Milkweed plant in their native plant meadow? They call Carol Clark, Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist, for advice and counsel. In… Read More →
2021 January – Rick Travis | North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife
Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm“North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife” – Rick Travis We’ll take a virtual walk through our North Texas woodlands, focusing our attention on native north Texas trees that are most valuable to wildlife as a haven, food source, and host for reproduction. In our review, you’ll… Read More →
BPTMN Chapter Meeting – “North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife” – Rick Travis
Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm: “North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife” – Rick Travis We’ll take a virtual walk through our North Texas woodlands, focusing our attention on native north Texas trees that are most valuable to wildlife as a haven, food source, and host for reproduction. In our review,… Read More →
Rick Travis – “Introduction to Lichenology” – Manuela Dal Forno
Thursday, November 19, 6pm (only) SPECIAL EDITION online “Deep Dive” Monthly Deep Dive Sessions Manuela will discuss the importance of lichens for humans and the ecosystem, as well as tips for identifying different type of lichens. Manuela Dal Forno is originally from Brazil, where she earned a B.S. in Biology… Read More →
2023 April (In-Person) Deep Dive with Lisa Travis | iNaturalist
Michelle Connally, 2018 April 11, 2023 – Tuesday 6:30 PM – Click HERE for additional information. Are you ready for the upcoming iNaturalist events on April 29 in Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano and Grand Park in Frisco with Special Guest Sam Kieschnick, April 30 in Arbor Hills… Read More →
Our Tribe’s Fortune 2500 Hours – Lisa Travis
Lisa Travis, 2018 and 2022-2023 New Class Director – I retired from teaching in 2017, but still have a passion for learning and sharing what I’ve learned.
Lisa Travis – Fall Socially Distant BioBlitz for DFW Master Naturalist Chapters
September 6–12, 2020 The first DFW Fall Socially Distant BioBlitz was a huge success! During these seven days, over 1100 people participated in the greater DFW 11-county area. Many of these people were Master Naturalists, but many more were not. Between all of us, we made over 35,000 observations, of… Read More →
Frisco Grand Park Mothing Event with Sam Kieschnick – April 29, 2023
Rick Travis, 2018 – On April 29, our chapter partnered with the Frisco Parks Department to hold a Mothing Event at Grand Park, in support of the iNaturalist City Challenge. It was a real treat and a wonderful experience for all those that attended, which included not only several members of our chapter, but also TMN’s from surrounding chapters, and several families from the Frisco area!
Preservation of Remnant Smiley-Woodfin Prairie
Rick Travis, 2018 – The article tells the story of how the remnant Smiley-Woodfin Prairie will be preserved versus being eliminated by the construction of a solar power farm. The company, Orsted developing the solar farm and the Nature Conservancy recently reached an agreement that will preserve about 1000 acres of the prairie.