The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the better management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
The Elm Fork chapter proudly serves Denton, Cooke and Wise counties.
The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.
UPDATED COVID-19 guidance, August 27, 2021
It’s not too late to join the 2021 Texas Pollinator BioBlitz!
You MUST REGISTER HERE. Select the graphic for the iNaturalist project.
Pollinators and the plants that rely on them are a critical foundation for our native ecosystems and food supply.
From October 1-17, 2021 we’re celebrating the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, birds, bats, and other animals that serve as pollinators. Your observations can help us learn more about these organisms.
REGISTRATION ENDS October 1st! Click the graphic for more details and to register.
This year will be a HYBRID Annual Meeting: both online and in-person at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott in Irving, Texas. Annual Meeting Agendas are also available – Agenda in Matrix Format, or Agenda in Long Full Session Format
Members only: Sign-Up to Volunteer at the 2021 Annual Meeting
Support our State Annual Meeting!
Our 2021 VIRTUAL NATURE VENTURE allows you to walk, run, stroll, paddle, swim or sit – on your own time, wherever you choose — a neighborhood route, a nature trail, a park, or your backyard! You choose your place and your activity.
Register by October 24, 2021 – HERE – to receive these Texas Master Naturalist “branded” items: a phone wallet with removable neck strap, a cold drink koozie, and stickers. Registration is $35. All proceeds support future TMN State Annual Meetings, promoting conservation and stewardship of our state’s natural heritage.
Post your photos to:
Facebook – Texas Master Naturalist Program
iNaturalist – #texasnatureventure
VNV Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/624495215193019 -OR-
email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them on the Cross Timbers website – https://txmn.org/crosstimbers/virtual-nature-venture-2021
Brought to the State of Texas by Cross Timbers Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists
Our Volunteers in Action!
Making an Impact
Lights Out Texas!
We’re calling on all Texans to go Lights Out for Wildlife and save birds by dimming non-essential lighting during peak Fall migration from 11 PM to 6 AM (August 15 – November 30). With the simple flip of a switch, each of us can do our part to protect millions of migrating birds soaring across our Lone Star sky. Certify your business or residence with Lights Out for Wildlife.
What is Project FeederWatch?
Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a November-April survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. You don’t even need a feeder! All you need is an area with plantings, habitat, water or food that attracts birds. Count your birds for as long as you like on days of your choosing, then enter your counts online. With FeederWatch, your observations become part of something bigger than your backyard.
Visit FeederWatch.org for more information and to join.
Not a Master Naturalist, but interested in volunteering?
Find volunteer opportunities in the Denton area.
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