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We have had our first meeting of the Heartwood Book Club and the consensus is Let’s do it again! How does it work? You read the month’s selection which, unfortunately, doesn’t count for AT hours. But then when you join the discussion, that time counts for Advanced Training. So as you read: highlight favorite passages, take notes of questions you’d like to pose to the group, read or watch anything that will broaden and inform your understanding of the book. What are we reading? Our next book, a… Read More →
If you love nature and art, there is a great resource to explore and indulge these mutual interests. More than 100 museums around the world offer coloring books from their collections. These are not your typical coloring books, these are samples from science, art, botanical, history and medical museums. You can search their extensive collections from the last few years. Search on these topics for nature-oriented drawings; botanical, biodiversity, nature, Texas. http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/category/institutions/botanical-research-institute-of-texs/ Enjoy and have fun searching, learning and being creative! This information was provided by Julie… Read More →
As we close out our celebrations of National Volunteer Month, the Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Dr. Jeffrey Hyde – one of the two state agency sponsors of our Texas Master Naturalist Program – has shared his thoughts and words of appreciation. See attached his thank you letter! Sincerely – thank you all for your dedicated service to our states wild places and wild things! Thank you, Mary Pearl Meuth Texas Master Naturalist Program Assistant State Coordinator Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Master Naturalist Volunteers –… Read More →
Mercer Botanic Gardens and the Mercer Botanic Center do a wonderful job recognizing their volunteers each year. This year, of course, was different. The volunteer appreciation picnic, the awards and the plant giveaway were cancelled. But Mercer couldn’t let National Volunteer Appreciation Week go by without recognizing their volunteers, many of them Heartwood Master Naturalists, who donated 14,000 hours of service in 2019! THANK YOU MERCER VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR THE GARDENS AND EVERY PART OF MERCER! Volunteer Appreciation – Day One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoi6ACb-pz0 Volunteer Appreciation –… Read More →