Linda Nixon, 2018 and Communications Director Hello BPTMN Members – Join us ONLINE on Thursday, July 21 for a Deep Dive Class on How to Identify Moths presented by… Read More →
Linda Nixon, 2018 and Communications Director – WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? With the current heat/drought conditions, Egret parents are having to leave their nests for longer periods of time to search for food. With their extended absence the nestlings get restless, tend to bicker with siblings, and many are falling from their nests as a result. Egret parents DO NOT tend to fallen chicks, so the “grounded” babies only chance of survival is support at a rehabilitation care facility.
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.
What kinds of rocks are underfoot? How did they get there? What role did the Gulf of Mexico have in this geology? Why is there no oil production in Dallas County? Why do we have the Eastern Cross Timbers? How did Texas’s extinct volcanos influence our present construction standards?
Meet the Loggerhead Shrike, photo by Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Lorrie Mathers, captured at Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve.
These predatory songbirds are found here in all seasons, and their population is declining. Their winter diet focuses on vertebrate prey. These include lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, sparrows, goldfinches, ground squirrels, voles, mice, and shrews, to name just a few.