Kathy Boys, Class of 2023 – “October took us to Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in East Plano. Master Naturalist, Daniel Miranda, was our tree and trail expert, guiding us along one of the many nature trails offered. Master Naturalists, Daniel Miranda, Randy Boys, Kathy Boys and Kim Montange, took 34 Girl Scouts, their leaders, and family on this adventure to earn four different badge levels (Daisy Shapes in Nature, Brownie Hiker, Junior Animal Habitats, and Cadette Trees). “
Shaking of the Trees Post
Sue Makuta, Class of 2021 – There is a saying, “Bloom where you are planted.” I was born and raised in Colorado. I grew up in Cheyenne Canyon in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Being outside, exploring the canyons, raising gardens with my grandparents and mom, and enjoying nature were my playgrounds and activities.
Sam Crowe, Class of 2021 – For years, I have been trimming shrubs and pulling out vines that have been determined to take over everything in my yard. That changed a little this year.
One day, I glanced out the window and saw what looked like a Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on one of the vines. For the next few days, I paid more attention to the area, and every day, Gulf Fritillary would stop by.
John W. Garbutt, Class of 2019 – On May 1st I set out to observe the herons hunting along the edge of the pond. I anticipated that with mouths to feed in the colony, I would find a lot of heron activity at sunrise. I laid on the ground using a Bald Cypress as a blind and its roots as a tripod as I awaited a heron to work its way toward me.
Balaji Devarajanm, Class of 2022 – I enjoyed watching the Roadrunner parents hunt and bring food to feed the three chicks in the nest at Erwin Park, McKinney. Their buffet spread is huge with snakes, cicadas, caterpillars, grasshoppers, lizards, and others. I hope you like these photos!
Vicki Sanders, Class of 2022 – Tom Heath is a great example of how we show our love of water by conducting regular testing. He has been a member of Texas Stream Team since 2005. He started out as an advocate for clean water as a member of For The Love of the Lake with White Rock Lake since 2003 and jumped on the opportunity to become more engaged by taking the Standard Core Testing Training offered by Texas Stream Team by the City of Dallas.