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Trip to Botanical Institute of Texas

Members of our BPTMN Chapter visited the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (aka BRIT) in Fort Worth.  BRIT houses several herbariums (collection of dried plants), seed bank,  botanical art collections, children/ adult classes, educator programs and more. Visit their site to learn more and support this valuable resource.

iNaturalist bioblitz commemorates Texas Native Plant Week

Since 2009 the Texas legislature has designated the third full week in October as Texas Native Plant Week.   This year we have partnered with Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas Agrilife Water University to celebrate Texas Native Plant Week with an iNaturalist Bioblitz. The point is to see how many plants can be observed using the iNaturalist app during the week of October 20 – October 27. All plant observations made during the week in Texas with a photo will automatically be added to the project.   Read… Read More →

North Texas Ecology Course Creates A Team Of Master Naturalists

Check out KERA’s Miguel Perez article on our 2019 Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Class.  Hear our very own Greg Hayden share his story of why he became a Master Naturalist.