AgriLife Today – Volunteers, researchers and horticulturalists come together to help rebuild traditional grass house after tornado Kay O’Neal, Caddo Nation tribal council member and liaison to the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site near Alto, is a seed person. She enjoys cultivating them and watching them grow, but she also appreciates what they represent in life.
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.
Michelle Connally, 2018 – There was a bonus at the end of the January 2023 Chapter meeting, like icing on a cupcake. Everyone was handed a tri fold hand out of the Native Bees of Texas, Illustrated by Katie McElroy, this was her project instead of a presentation. Katie used her artistic skills to demonstrate what she learned about Native Bees. She did such a great job, I wanted to share her work with everyone not at the meeting as well as Texas native bee seekers in the future.
Julia Koch, 2020 NTMN – I have to give another shout out to one of your members that is volunteering at the Canyon Creek Wetland and Wildscape project in NW Richardson. Brenda Clark is not only helping us to remove invasive species and is caring for hundreds of plants in her greenhouse that will be planted this spring at the site but she is an exceptional photographer.
Donne Cole, 2002 – Sharing the flora and fauna in her garden. – republished from Shaking of the Trees, First Edition.
Cynthia Alexander-Coday – reprint from Shaking of the Trees Newsletter First Edition dated April 12, 2020. Down in Dallas, east of the tollway but still in Collin County, there is a historic church & cemetery that were part of the Frankford settlement in the mid-late 1800s.
Lisa Travis, 2018 – For January, instead of one speaker, we have four! For our final class in 2022, Members-in-training had the opportunity to present a five-to-ten-minute “Ted Talk” on any topic from the Texas Master Naturalist curriculum. Sixteen members presented on a wide variety of topics, and each did an excellent job. Everyone in attendance agreed that it was a huge success. Four members have agreed to reprise their presentations for the chapter.
Michelle Connally, 2018 – The SRC building at the Heard Museum was decorated for Holiday cheer and buzzing this past Tuesday night with Jolly Master Naturalists. The Holiday party event committee did an outstanding job creating an inviting place to share stories and visit with each other. Thank you to Elly Tittle, Jean Suplick, Michelle Norris and Charlise Hill-Larson for your planning and hard work hosting the event. Enjoy the photos below from the party and our Chapter meeting certifications & recertification awards.