Rick Travis, 2018 – The article tells the story of how the remnant Smiley-Woodfin Prairie will be preserved versus being eliminated by the construction of a solar power farm. The company, Orsted developing the solar farm and the Nature Conservancy recently reached an agreement that will preserve about 1000 acres of the prairie.
Native Bees of Texas Illustrations by Katie McElroy
Michelle Connally, 2018 – There was a bonus at the end of the January 2023 Chapter meeting, like icing on a cupcake. Everyone was handed a tri fold hand out of the Native Bees of Texas, Illustrated by Katie McElroy, this was her project instead of a presentation. Katie used her artistic skills to demonstrate what she learned about Native Bees. She did such a great job, I wanted to share her work with everyone not at the meeting as well as Texas native bee seekers in the future.
Canyon Creek Wetland and Wildscape
Julia Koch, 2020 NTMN – I have to give another shout out to one of your members that is volunteering at the Canyon Creek Wetland and Wildscape project in NW Richardson. Brenda Clark is not only helping us to remove invasive species and is caring for hundreds of plants in her greenhouse that will be planted this spring at the site but she is an exceptional photographer.
Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) and Worm Snake (Carphophis amoenus)
Donne Cole, 2002 – Sharing the flora and fauna in her garden. – republished from Shaking of the Trees, First Edition.
Wild Hyacinths (Camassia scilloides) of Frankford Prairie
Cynthia Alexander-Coday – reprint from Shaking of the Trees Newsletter First Edition dated April 12, 2020. Down in Dallas, east of the tollway but still in Collin County, there is a historic church & cemetery that were part of the Frankford settlement in the mid-late 1800s.
Clyde Camp’s Screech Owl (Megascops asio) Cam Footage
Clyde Camp, 2010 – reprint from Shaking of the Trees Newsletter First Edition dated April 12, 2020.
Clyde Camp has a nest cam of his screech owl inhabitants