Michelle Connally, 2018 – The Connemara meadow provided a serene backdrop as the sun set on our annual Summer event. Bob Mione, the Connemara Restoration Manager, talked with guests about the meadow. Five mothing setups were presented by Rick and Lisa Travis, Jean and Michael Suplick, Melanie Schuchart, and Patrick Pilarski.
Michelle Connally, 2018 – Bring the entire family and neighborhood to our 2nd Annual Mothing event with Kimberlie Sasan at the Connemara Meadow Preserve.
Crosstimbers Master Naturalist Kimberlie Sasan will help us identify the Lepidoptera family and report our sightings to iNaturalist.
Don’t forget to download the iNaturalist app for adults and Seek for Kids.
Hope to see you there when the sun goes down at approximately 8:30 PM.
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!
Michelle Connally, 2018 – As the sunbeams started to hit the water and trees, the sounds of a Northern Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Parula, Eastern Kingbird, Mourning Dove, Prothonotary Warbler, and Carolina Wren were identified using the Merlin Bird ID app.
Charlise Hill Larson, 2019 and 2021-2022 Vice President – o celebrate National Moth Week, July 23-31, the Blackland Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is hosting its 1st Annual Mothing Event. We’ll meet on the evening of July 30 from 8-11p in the Pecan Grove at The Connemara Meadow. Jean Suplick, Lisa Travis and Rick Travis will be setting up their mothing equipment so that you can a fun and educational evening in the meadow.
Deborah Canterbury, 2014 and Past President – More than 10,00 plants unloaded, cataloged, labeled and placed according to scientific name in 4 days for this years’ 36th Heard Plant Sale. It is one of the longest-running, largest, and best native plant sales in the state. BPTMN members play a big role in the pre-sale preparation and in helping customers choose the proper native plants for their gardens.