We feature speakers from nature-related professions who present science-based programs on topics important to the Texas Hill Country. Our meetings are interesting and informative – there’s always something to learn.
Our meetings usually occur on fourth Mondays, excluding August and December. A few meetings are members only events, like our class reception and chapter parties.
Regular monthly meetings are held at the UGRA Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Street near downtown Kerrville. Socializing at 6:15p.m. Chapter business at 6:45. Presentation begins at 7:00p.m. Check our home page and calendar for speakers and topics.
Want to know what we learned each month? Here’s a listing of chapter meeting speakers and their topics from 2003 to present.
This Month’s Meeting >> Monday 24 June
Tracking the Mammals of Texas presented by Jonah Evans, Texas State Mammologist.
This presentation will be an exploration into the world of Texas mammals and how to identify their tracks and sign. While Texas is blessed with abundant and diverse mammalian fauna, most species are elusive and difficult to see in the wild. Animal tracks and sign provide a window for the casual observer to peek into the hidden world of their mammalian neighbors. This presentation will focus on teaching practical skills you can immediately put to use on your next walk
Jonah Evans is the state mammalogist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). He is responsible for non-game mammal research and conservation efforts for the agency. Prior to this position, he worked as the Wildlife Diversity Biologist for the Trans-Pecos. Jonah has a deep passion for animal tracking and is one of the foremost experts in the country. He is the author of iTrack Wildlife, a smartphone guide to animal tracks, and a co-author of Animal Tracks and Scats of California, and frequently conducts trainings in track identification across the country for wildlife biologists and outdoor enthusiasts. Jonah now spends much of his time at TPWD coordinating research on bats and white-nose syndrome.
The monthly meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is free and open to the public. Please join us. Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville. Join us at 6:15 for a social half hour, chapter business at 6:45, speaker presentation begins at 7.
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- July – Kevin Deiters, Trail Tamers, Basics of Trail Construction
- August – New Class Reception at KACC
- December – Annual Volunteer Recognition Event