Author Archives: Sheri Wilcox
BISD Outdoor Learning, LANDS, Ag-Safety Days, School Science Nights – TMN-GLC volunteers are there! What can be more rewarding than working with tomorrow’s leaders to help them understand the natural world? Youth Education Director Donna Mueller is leading an initiative to assess our chapter’s efforts in youth education. A meeting will be held in the future, but all interested members are asked to respond to the survey below. Make sure your voice is heard by answering three questions and sending your answers to Donna Mueller: What should we… Read More →
Dave Redden and his new drone captured the action at the TMN-GLC Winedale Project. What a wonderful overview of the project, which is a work-in-progress. We hope this inspires you to visit the project or join the workdays.
After many years of dedicated leadership, Judith Deaton needs to turn leadership of the Indian Creek project over to a new project leader. Judith describes the project leader duties as follows: The Nature Area of about one acre belongs to the Texas Cotton Gin Liaise with Steph Jarvis, manager of the Texas Cotton Gin, when starting something new Plan yearly activities, improvements and set a budget for the Treasurer/President Arrange for a member who lives relatively locally to mow the park when necessary Maintain the pollinator garden –… Read More →
Each year TMN members participate in the choice of the re-certification pin by voting for their favorite symbol. Let’s make 2019 the year of the bumblebee by casting our votes at https://goo.gl/forms/TVeKqxQTVypOmNrZ2. The voting deadline is May 1, 2018. In support of your vote, you can use the following or draft your own: Bumble bees are important pollinators of wild flowering plants and crops. They are generalist foragers, and thus do not depend on any one flower type. However, some plants rely on bumblebees to achieve pollination. Loss of bumble bees can have far ranging ecological impacts due… Read More →
April is the busiest month yet for Texas Master Naturalists as our chapter projects experience their “blooming” season and events abound. Check out the April calendar and you are sure to find a workday or outreach event or youth education day that appeals to you. Work at Winedale or Washington on the Brazos or Indian Creek or Attwater; help staff the booth at the Cotton Gin on the 21st; come out to Lake Somerville with Brenham kids or to Long Star Ranch for LANDS day; and to celebrate… Read More →
Taking advantage of the beautiful spring weather, our faithful Adopt-a-Highway volunteers collected 17 bags of trash during their recent collection. Adopt-a-Highway is a great way to meet other TMN members. David and Mary Ann Butler have plenty of tips for new volunteers. Watch our website calendar for the next opportunity to join this group.
With 24 students now officially enrolled in the chapter training class, Training Directors Jeb Lapeyrolerie and Deb Hilton are busy putting the finishing touches on the class schedule to provide more than 48 hours of classroom and field training which will culminate in graduation on April 30. The Geology topic (class #2) was covered by none other than Jerry Gips, Consulting Geologist, and last year’s Chapter Training Director! With maps and rocks and a wonderful presentation, Jerry gave the students a fascinating introduction to earth science.
As the days get warmer, it is time to get outside and enjoy our natural world! New volunteer and advanced training opportunities are being added to our website calendar almost daily. Whether you enjoy working with our youth, beautifying our highways, planting trees, designing and maintaining pollinator gardens and trails, or any of the other activities our chapter supports, there is an activity for you.
Congratulations to our new chapter leaders elected at the November chapter meeting! President – Betsy Palkowsky Vice President – Earl Mills Secretary – Linda Esco Treasurer – Leada Dietz New officers assume their duties on January 1, 2018 and serve for two years. Many thanks to our outgoing officers for their leadership over the past two years.
We will be bringing you the latest in GLC News in this What’s New in GLC TMN? blog. Check in regularly to see what is happening in your chapter. Please note that this section is under development, so please excuse our growing pains.