Activities at Mockingbird Nature Park
Monthly Wildflower Walks – Saturdays 9 am
March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, September 16, October 21
May 19, 7:30 – 10:00 pm
July 14, 8:00 – 10:30 pm
Moth Night: April 28, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
International Observe the Moon: October 21, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Master Gardeners Expo
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Waxahachie Civic Center
2000 Civic Center Ln, Waxahachie
Visit our booth and learn about Wildflowers
Visit our our booth in the Children’s Area and learn about tracks
Come on one of our guided walks at Kachina Prairie during the Festival in Ennis
Saturday: 4 hikes
Sunday: 2 hikes
Monthly Meetings and Programs
6:00 PM – Chapter Business Meeting
7:00 PM – Program
Location: First United Methodist Church; 505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie.
Family Life Center – Gathering Room
Or join us online using
March 27, 2023
Mapping Texas Landscapes on the Go:
Using TPWD’s TEAMgo app
The Landscape Ecology Program employs an interdisciplinary approach in monitoring the landscape of Texas. Its objective is to provide ecologically-focused geospatial data for state and federal agencies as well as the public. Our team of professionals incorporates ecological principles, field data collection, advanced GIS technology, remote sensing, and user-friendly app development for landscape management and conservation planning. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Landscape Ecology Program has developed tool called TEAMgo to allow Texas citizens to utilize and contribute to the Ecological Mapping Systems of Texas (EMS) data on handheld devices. The TEAMgo application is a free, easy to use, interactive mapping tool accessible on a mobile phone that assists users in understanding Texas habitats and integrates vegetation data with land management and resource planning of all types.
Be sure to bring your tablet or mobile phone. So be sure to bring your tablet or mobile phone and have this URL handy: https://tpwd.texas.gov/gis/teamgo/ Works best with Chrome. Quick tutorial: https://tpwd.texas.gov/gis/TEAM/TEAMInstructions.pdf
Wendy Anderson, spatial ecologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), works to analyze habitats and ecosystems across Texas. She earned her B.A in Biology and Spanish, as well as her M.Sc. in environmental sciences and MPA from Indiana University where she focused on grasslands, water resources, and bird conservation. In 2016 she was hired by TPWD as the botanist for the Landscape Ecology lab, where she surveyed plants across the state. Since then, she has worked on projects including mapping habitat for the Houston Toad, and remotely sensing open water across the state. A master naturalist herself in the Capital Area Chapter, she loves working with plants, outdoor education, and restoration.
April 24, 2023
Overview of a Wildlife Monitoring Project
Rachel Richter is an Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in DFW. She has a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State. As an Urban Wildlife Biologist, she focuses on making our communities more wildlife-friendly through educational outreach and providing technical guidance.
Flight by Jim West
Jim West, a chapter member, has published another photo essay book which should arrive by December 15th. This is 34 pages softcover. If you would like a copy, please send an email to Jim. He’s even offered to sign a copy if you get one from him! They are $30, plus shipping cost (unless you’re an ITMN member, then it’s free delivery).