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November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Program:  Blackland Prairie Chapter November 2020 Monthly Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Time:  7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Naturalist Talk Speaker | Topic:  Monica Morrison | Texas Native Cats and the Role of Advocacy

Description:  Texas is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, including five species of wild cats, both past and present. But our cats are under threat, due to a variety of factors. This presentation will give an overview of our cats, describe the perils they face, and list steps to help them.

Monica launched Texas Native Cats in 2017 after realizing our wild Texas cats need recognition and help. Texas Native Cats is a Texas nonprofit corporation that consists of volunteers, master naturalists, and others interested in acquainting Texans with our cat species. The organization’s goal is to expand educational outreach to the major metropolitan areas of the state and, ultimately, to improve the lives of our native Texas felines. Prior to establishing Texas Native Cats, Monica volunteered for over 20 years with various organizations, including the Dallas Zoo, In-Sync Exotics, and organizations in South America that work to conserve wild cats.

Meeting Platform:  Zoom Application

Join Meeting Instructions: 

  1. Meeting ID and password will be sent to all BPTMN members via email on Monday, November 9.
  2. The Zoom meeting “waiting room” will open at 6:50 pm. The maximum number of attendees allowed for this meeting is 100, so be sure to join the meeting promptly.
  3. If you do not have the ZOOM applicationon your computer or mobile device, you will need to download it prior to the June meeting. (I recommend doing this at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting!)  See ‘Other Information’ below for instructions for downloading ZOOM.

BPTMN Meeting Host:  Rick Travis –

Logging AT:  The monthly meeting speaker presentation will offer members the opportunity to earn 1-hour AT.   Log as AT: BPTMN Chapter Monthly Meeting Only (1 hour) with presentation description: Texas Native Cats and the Role of Advocacy by Monica Morrison. 

Other Information:

Steps to download ZOOM on your computer:

  1. In your browser type
  2. Click SIGN UP, IT’S FREE
  3. For verification, confirm your birthdate; click CONTINUE
  4. Enter your email address; click SIGN UP
  5. Zoom will send you an email message; open this email; click CONFIRMATION LINK
  6. A new window will open; click ACTIVATE ACCOUNT
    1. Set up your account; enter your name and create your password
  7. A new window will open; Invite colleagues – SKIP
  8. Test Meeting – Click on START MEETING NOW; test your audio settings
  9. A new screen will open; If prompted, you may need to click on DOWNLOAD & RUN APP
  10. Once you have downloaded and run the ZOOM App, a JOIN A MEETING screen will open
    1. Click on JOIN A MEETING
    2. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
    3. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
    4. Click JOIN

Steps to download on your mobile device:

  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android)
  3. Install the App
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your account
  5. Click on JOIN A MEETING
  6. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
  7. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
  8. Click JOIN


November 10, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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