Chirp Chirp! BPTMN Flock! You can access our latest bi-weekly newsletter from our Chapter’s Home Page at bptmn.org, click on the “Blackland Prairie Newsletter” image OR by direct link –… Read More →
Angela Lewallen, LLELA – We are excited to announce that the program is ready for expansion! Natural Pathways is now seeking TPWD employees, UNT students who are working on research projects at LLELA, and Master Naturalist engaged in citizen science projects to partner with us to lead groups of students that will further our expanded mission to: broaden students’ understanding and use of tools and strategies for restoration practices; develop their skills in areas such as ecological restoration, habitat management, and field research; and increase their awareness of possible career paths.
Lisa Travis, Class of 2018 – When I first heard about the program, I was mainly interested in the education part, and didn’t know too much about the volunteering aspect. We attended an open house with the NTMN chapter, and I thought several of the volunteering projects sounded interesting. We started attending meetings at the Blackland Prairie Chapter, and it seemed like they were a great group of people who were doing something to make a difference, and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.
Laurie Sheppard, Class of 2017 – like Hagerman is an important part of the research shaping scientists’ understanding of how monarchs interact with their environment and how the population and its habitat changes over time.
Balaji Devarajan, Class of 2022 – weather for an entire week between Jan 21st and 27th. After a long wait, there was light at the end of the week. That Sunday Jan 28th was literally a SUN-day as the sun shone bright on a clear sky. That’s also when I came across a new word “apricity”.
Leah Justice and Rich Jaynes – An interesting grass shows up in the winter and in drought conditions. Right now you can find it in our parks or neighborhoods. “The common name rescue grass refers to the ability of the grass to provide forage after harsh droughts or severe winters.” (Source: Wikipedia). Still curious about this green winter grass, I asked NTMN member Rich Jaynes his take on it and here is what he had to say: