Our meetings are open to the public and we always welcome visitors! We host monthly meetings featuring speakers from nature-related professions who present science-based programs on topics important to the Texas Hill Country. Our meeting are always interesting and informative – bring a pen, there’s always something to learn.
Monthly Meeting >> Monday, 23 June
Kevin Schwausch, TPWD technical guidance biologist, presents White-tailed Deer Management in Urban/Suburban Environments: Planning for Success
White-tailed Deer (WTD) were once considered to be threatened in Texas due to unregulated market hunting and extensive habitat modifications. Due to ack of predators and increased protection, and the fact WTD are a very adaptable species they have rapidly increased and expanded into urban and suburban areas, especially in the last several decades. Schwausch will discuss WTD management strategies for urban/suburban environments.
Monthly Meeting >> Monday, 24 July
Texas Cattle Fever Tick Update from Brodie Miller, DVM, Texas Animal Health Commission
The battle continues against this age old pest which poses a huge threat to the livestock industry of Texas. This talk will address the history of the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program, the biology of the cattle fever tick, the basics of the eradication process, and provide an update as to the current status of cattle fever tick outbreaks throughout South Texas.
Dr. Brodie Miller graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and went into large animal practice in Stephenville, Texas working extensively with the beef cattle, dairy cattle, and equine industries and focusing in large part on herd health. In January 2014, Dr. Miller became the Region 5 Director for the Texas Animal Health Commission with offices in Beeville and is now responsible for administering regulatory animal health programs in his region in order to prevent the spread of reportable diseases and pests and maintain the health and marketability of Texas livestock. Dr. Miller has been married to his wife, Traca, for 20 years, has 3 children, and lives in Rockport TX. His hobbies include saltwater fly-fishing and spending time with family.
The monthly meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is free and open to the public. Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7:00.
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- August – New Class Reception at KACC
- November – Rufus Stephens and Jan Wrede, “Attracting Birds in the Texas Hill Country” with book signing
- December – Annual Party