Welcome – Indian Trail Master Naturalist – Ellis and Navarro Counties

News Briefs

Are you or do you know a high school student who is a graduating 2019 senior from Ellis or Navarro Counties who plan on majoring in the natural sciences? If yes, you may qualify for ITMN’s Linda Moxley scholarship. For more information, Linda Moxley Scholarship application.

Need a good read? Spring Newsletter

Take a look at ITMN’s new iNaturalist Collection! Join us in adding species to the Collection for Ellis and Navarro Counties.

If you missed signing up for this year’s class, you may send us your contact information and we will keep you updated on the 2019 class.


Monthly Meetings and Programs:

Location: First United Methodist Church
505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX
Family Life Center – Gathering Room

• 6:00 PM – Business Meeting
• 7:00 PM – Program presented by Dwight Wilson – Professional Tracker

Wildlife Tracking
April 22nd

Dwight Wilson will introduce us to the fundamentals of tracking wildlife commonly found here in North Texas. Dwight will also share several stories of his personal experience learning to track and applying this skill in the field.

Dwight grew up in rural southwest Missouri on a small farm where he roamed the woods at a young age. He has lent his knowledge and skills to law enforcement, the military and universities. Dwight has authored two books: Following Tracks Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 where he shares stories and teaches you to read the track and sign left behind in the woods.


• 7:00 PM – Program presented by Monica Morrison – Founder of Texas Native Cats

Texas Native Cats – Our Wild Neighbors
May 20th

Learn about the five species of wild cats that call Texas home or did historically. Find out about their habitat and diet, the benefits they provide to the environment, and the threats they face. At the end of Monica Morrison’s presentation, you’ll leave with a better understanding and appreciation of our native felines.

Monica Morrison is the founder of Texas Native Cats, an organization that provides educational presentations to groups in Texas about the five species of exotic cats that call or have called Texas home. Many people are unaware of the great diversity of our felines, their habitat, physical characteristics, threats they face, and the importance they play in maintaining Nature’s health and diversity. In a state that has seen explosive human population growth, this native Texan presents the cats’ struggle to cope with human influence and gives a voice to these amazing animals. 


Indian Trail Chapter is part of the statewide Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Program of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

This program is part of a series of “no cost” “open to the public” Master Naturalist programs offered the fourth Monday (generally) of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Please bring a friend! For more information, please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 972-825-5175 or email: information@itmnc.com