Welcome – Indian Trail Master Naturalist – Ellis and Navarro Counties

News Briefs

The 2018 Master Naturalist training dates have been set for August 21 through November 13.
Class is full!!
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

Preview of topics for upcoming programs. Details to follow.

August 27

Introduction to Urban Forestry
Mike Sills

Mike Sills loves the outdoors, airplanes, cool trucks and his wife, Ginny. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors of Science in Forestry, his love for nature began with family campouts and the Boy Scouts, at which he achieved Eagle Scout. He has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1997.

Mike began his forestry career in Louisiana and after moving back to Dallas, he worked his way up to General Foreman with Asplundh Tree Expert Company, where he worked for eight years.  His experience also includes that of an Industrial Refrigeration Engineer with Emergency Ice Inc. for eight years, all the while, keeping up his ISA Certified Arborist status and operating a small tree service.  Maintaining his ISA credentials paid off in December 2016 when he was hired by the Texas A&M Forest Service as Regional Urban Forester, Dallas Region.

September 24

David & Melodee Eishen – Texas Edibles
Learn what plants are edible in East Texas

October 22

Larry Norris – Composting
Learn how to compost, what to compost and how long it takes.

November 26

Steve Houser – Indian Marker Trees
Discover the Indian Marker Trees in DFW that are remnants of the American Indians protected through efforts by the Texas Historic Tree Coalition.


No meeting or program.

Upcoming Events (both sponsored and other)

Wildflower Walks (multiple dates) – Mockingbird Nature Park – Co-hosted with Midlothian Parks & Recreation

  • September 15 – 9am
  • October 20 – 9am