Hybrid Event Title: Hill Country Chapter Meeting AT: Tracking the Serpents of Texas through iNaturalist and Herps of Texas
AT-VMS: AT: Hill Country Chapter Meeting (usually 1 hour, Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-010 Hybrid Hill Country Chapter Meeting AT: Tracking the Serpents of Texas through iNaturalist and Herps of Texas, Kerrville, Presenter: Craig Hensley (AT=1h)
Hybrid Event Date: 4/24/2023
Hybrid Event Time: 6:30p-8:100p
A 30-minute chapter business meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Members attending this may claim 0.5 volunteer hours. The presentation follows at 7:10p-8:10p.
Tracking Texas snakes with Texas Nature Trackers.
Hybrid Event Description:
Texas is home to more than 70 species (and more sub-species) of snakes, 21 of which are currently ranked as Species of Greatest Conservation Need. To gain a better understanding of snakes and all reptiles and amphibians, Texas Nature Trackers initiated an iNaturalist project on August 29, 2012. To date, iNaturalist users have provided more than 150,000 observations of “herps” including more than 3,600 of snakes. Texas Nature Trackers Biologist Craig Hensley share explore the natural history of snakes including their importance, challenges they face and what you can do to help us continue to better understand these ecologically important predators through iNaturalist, including during the upcoming City Nature Challenge.
Bio: Craig Hensley is a life-long naturalist and educator, having shared his passion for and love of the natural world with audiences from Minnesota and Nebraska to across Texas. He has served as a Texas Nature Trackers Biologist for more than three years after a one-year stint as Wildlife Biologist for Comal and Kendall Counties and more than eight years as the Park Interpreter at Guadalupe River State Park. He is the father of son Dr. Noah Hensley, Senior Technical Advisor for the national water regulator Taumata Arowai in New Zealand and daughter Dr. Jennifer Hensley, a pediatrician in the Boston area. He is grandfather to four granddaughters and one grandson, and is married to Hill Country Master Naturalist Terry Lashley.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Cost: no charge
Craig Hensley, TPWD
Guadalupe Basin Natural Resources Center (GBNRC)
125 Lehmann Dr, Auditorium
Kerrville Texas 78028
TMN Hill Country Chapter