Karen Mitchell, 2011 – I volunteer at Blackland Prairie Raptor Center and Outdoor Learning Center. I love working with animals and both of these venues meet that goal. I also volunteer as an Ombudsman for the State of Texas.
Our Tribe’s Fortune 500 Hours – Leah Justice
Leah Justice, 2021 –
Most of my volunteer time is spent working in Animal Care at the Heard Museum. I really love taking care of the animals and watching how excited all the visitors are when they interact with animals and nature. The Animal Care team is a great group of people to work with.
Our Tribe’s Fortune 500 Hours – Sue Makuta
Susan Makuta, 2021 –
I volunteer at a variety of places and activities: Blackland Prairie Raptor Center – Rehab; and events; Heard Nature Preserve – Gardens, Butterfly House, trail guide and Special events; Heritage Farmstead Native Garden; PISD Holifield Science Learning Center – Animal Room and Field Trip Guide. Within the chapter, I am on the Training Committee, Hospitality Committee and the Natureabilty Committee.
Our Tribe’s Fortune 250 Hours – Barbara Dupont
Barbara Dupont, 2021 – Restoration at Erwin Park with the “guys”
I volunteer mostly at various projects but mainly:
Erwin Park in McKinney which is undergoing a prairie restoration and Heritage Farmstead in Plano where Master Naturalists maintain a native plant garden.
A Summer Mystery
Leah Justice, 2021 – The sun was just setting, and I was going out for an evening walk in the neighborhood. But wait, what was that unusual noise I heard emanating from the bushes? It was a strange chirping, twittering sound.
JM Caldwell Park Pollinator Garden in Princeton
Dave Powell, 2007 – On our first workday three of us began the cleanup of the garden, most of which was removal of Western Ragweed. Kathy, Mary and Dave made good use of two hours and were rewarded by the butterflies that showed up which included two Monarch that began drinking nectar from the flower that we exposed.