Welcome – Indian Trail Master Naturalist – Ellis and Navarro Counties

News Briefs

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

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

November 26

Steve Houser – Indian Marker Trees

Indian marker trees were significant to the traditions of American Indians and the American legacy, and are living witnesses to this nation’s cultural heritage.

Steve Houser’s Program will inform on how American Indians used trees not only to mark a trail, but also to signal the presence of important features, some of which were critical for survival. Steve is one of the first certified arborists in Texas and owner/president of a Dallas-Fort Worth area tree-care experts firm that he started 37 years ago, contributes more than 1,000 volunteer hours each year toward worthwhile tree-related causes, educating the public about trees and natural resource-related issues.

Steve volunteers for the Texas Historic Tree Coalition (TxHTC) whose members are working hard to find Indian Marker Trees and research, verify, recognize and celebrate these priceless cultural treasures. The coalition promotes wise and responsible stewardship of these trees and views them as natural assets that must be carefully managed. TxHTC strives to help others recognize their significance

December

No meeting or program.


Upcoming Events (both sponsored and other)

Night Hike Friday, Nov. 9 at 7pm

At Mockingbird Nature Park, 1361 Onward Road, Midlothian, TX

Co-hosted by Midlothian Parks and Recreation Department

Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter invites you to come and learn about the sights, smells and sounds of nature in the park at night during this family friendly hike.

Cowboy Poet David Smith will return to entertain us by the campfire.  Snacks, water & hot chocolate will be provided.

Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended.  Plan to be outdoors about two hours.

Guided hikes begin at 7pm; followed by campfire, poetry and snacks

Meet local Master Naturalists

Be prepared to become a nature nerd

Night Hike will be canceled in the event of rain