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BPTMN Chapter Meeting – “North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife” – Rick Travis

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm: “North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife” – Rick Travis

We’ll take a virtual walk through our North Texas woodlands, focusing our attention on native north Texas trees that are most valuable to wildlife as a haven, food source, and host for reproduction. In our review, you’ll also learn keys for identifying these valuable tree species, their native range, habitat preferences, natural history, and additional values they provide our ecosystems.

Rick owns a Bachelors’ Degree in Forest Management and an MBA, both from Stephen F. Austin State University. With retirement from his business career, Rick is fulfilling a long-deferred desire for involvement in the environmental sciences. He is an active member of the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Chapter, a member of the City of Frisco’s Urban Forestry Board, and a volunteer trail guide at several places, including the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary, the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), and Frisco parks and nature trails. Rick is also the Forest Ecology/Trees instructor for the Blackland Prairie, North Texas, and Elm Fork chapters’ new member training classes.


Meeting Platform:  Zoom Application

Join Meeting Instructions:   

  1. Meeting ID and password will be sent to all BPTMN members via email on Monday, January 11.
  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 application on 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:  Laura Ragan –

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: “North Texas Trees Highly Prized by Wildlife” – Rick Travis

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 JOINSteps 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


January 12
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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