Bill has been hiking since he was an Eagle Scout in Alabama in the 1970’s. For over thirty years he’s hiked with his family in various National and State Parks, most often in Big Bend. He became a Master Naturalist in 2011. For the last ten years he’s spent almost every weekend exploring the Great Trinity Forest with a hiking group of friends.
BPTMN Chapter Meeting
Charlise Hill-Larson, 2019 Jean Suplick has been a Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter since 2017. Her inveterate inquisitiveness about all things wild led to a journey of exploration into our local mushrooms. Join us as she shares how she traveled that path and what she learned along the way, including what kind of mushrooms to expect in our area and when, what to know about mushroom identification, tools for the field, and helpful resources.
Dr. O’Connell will be discussing how climate change is altering plant phenology and impacting plant-pollinator interactions. She’ll be sharing findings from her dissertation work in tropical forests and how she is building off this work to explore phenology in Texas prairie ecosystems while at BRIT. For these projects she’ll be introducing some novel tech and community-driven research methods and share some opportunities for the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Chapter to help participate in local phenological data collection efforts.
Charlise Hill-Larson, 2019 We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Carly Aulicky for our August Chapter Meeting. Carly is the North Texas Director of Outreach and Stewardship for the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT). In her position, Carly acts as a resource and spokesperson for management and conservation of native prairies. Carly monitors NPAT properties and conservation easements, collects biodiversity data, holds educational workshops and talks, and coordinates volunteer efforts in programs and projects.
BPTMN April 2021 Chapter Meeting Online – April 13 Hi Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists! The BPTMN April 2021 Chapter meeting will be held online this month using the ZOOM Application. Our… Read More →
Tuesday, Feburary 9, 7:00pm
The talk will trace the story of the evolution of the universe through the present time, and will tell the story of how we all came to be. The emphasis will be on the need for our own species to be responsible stewards of our planet, and recognize how recent our species is on Planet Earth.