The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide $1.3 billion per year to states, and $97.5 million to tribal nations, from existing revenues to fund wildlife conservation, habitat management and restoration, outdoor recreation, and education programs. Of this, Texas would be eligible for more than $50 million per year to implement the Texas Conservation Action Plan and help stabilize the at-risk species in our state.
WFAA Article submitted by Donna Cole, 2002 – Light pollution in cities like Dallas can disorient birds migrating at night, which may cause them to collide into buildings as a result.
One such building participating in the initiative will be Reunion Tower, which will be dimming from midnight to 8 a.m. on Earth Day, and again that night from 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. For the remainder of the migratory period, the tower will be dimming its lights at 50% output from dusk to 111 p.m., go fully dark from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., and 50% output again from 6 a.m. to sunrise.
What kinds of rocks are underfoot? How did they get there? What role did the Gulf of Mexico have in this geology? Why is there no oil production in Dallas County? Why do we have the Eastern Cross Timbers? How did Texas’s extinct volcanos influence our present construction standards?
As many of you know, Spring weather in Texas can be unpredictable. Our Deep Dive originally scheduled for this past Monday, March 24, had to end shortly after it began due to tornadoes and thunderstorms. We have rescheduled our time with Chris Ulch, so please join us, via Zoom, on Thursday March 31 at 7pm as Chris will share the process of becoming a Certified Interpretative Guide. Chris was certified in 2021 and is a trainee in our 2022 Master Naturalist Class.
Please join our February Chapter Meeting Speaker, Bill Holston, on Sunday, March 27, for an introduction to the Trinity Forest. Bill will lead us on an easy and flat hike on the Ned and Genie Fritz Buckeye Trail. All total, we’ll traverse about 2.5 miles.