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Naturalist Talk: Connemara Meadow Preserve

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Heard Natural Science
1 Nature Place
McKinney, Texas 75069

The Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter February Naturalist Talk will feature Bob Mione, the Meadow Nature Preserve Manager of Connemara Meadow Preserve in Allen, TX.  Restoration from invasive grasses to native grasses and wildflowers within the Connemara Meadow is the mission of the Preserve.  Since 2010, Bob Mione has been making this mission a reality.  His talk, entitled “Habitat Restoration of Large and Small Plots and Unintended Consequences,” will focus on various restoration efforts at Connemara.  Bob will share important lessons learned and techniques used at Connemara to successfully reestablish native vegetation. 

The presentation will be on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069, in the Natural Resource Center building.  A brief Chapter meeting will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by the Naturalist Talk.  This is a free event and non-members are invited to attend.  For directions to the Heard Museum visit www.bptmn.org.  For more information please email communications@bptmn.org.

The Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter is one of 48 recognized chapters throughout Texas.   Our chapter meets in McKinney Texas on the second Tuesday of each month and draws members from communities in Collin, Hunt, and Rockwall counties and adjacent areas.  Our well-trained chapter members volunteer in numerous local efforts to help people learn about and appreciate Texas's natural resources. 

The goal of the Texas Master Naturalist program is to provide an opportunity for concerned adult citizens of all ages to learn about the natural environment and use this knowledge to provide volunteer service in the form of community education, conservation, restoration, and demonstration projects.  The Texas Master Naturalist program began in 1998 as a joint effort between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services.