Michelle Connally, Class of 2018 – We’re excited to announce a change to increase our social media engagement and impact! With unanimous board approval, the Communications Committee can now independently share community events aligned with our mission on social media.
Marla Layne, Class of 2023 and 2024 Community Engagement Director – BPTMN Bryan Beck educated an engaged group of eight-year-old students on environmental issues on January 20, 2024 at the M.T.O. Shahmaghsoudi Dallas First Junior and Teens Sustainability Seminar.
Balaji Devarajan, Class of 2022 – A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker made a few cuts on the Willow tree to consume the tree sap. It was perched at the same spot for more than two hours. At some point it had enough sap and decided to move on; and almost immediately an Orange-crowned Warbler came out of nowhere to the holes made by the Sapsucker.
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.
Linda Nixon, 2018 and Communications Director – As you probably already know, 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.