Writer: Steve Byrns 325-653-4576, email@example.com
Contact: Joe Mundo, 972-415-4596, firstname.lastname@example.org
WAXAHACHIE – Amphibians and reptiles will be the topic of discussion at this month’s regular meeting of the Indian Trail Master Naturalist Chapter set for 7 p.m. March 26 at the Banquet Hall of the Waxahachie First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin Ave. in Waxahachie.
Joe Mundo, the group’s outreach committee chair, said the meeting is free and open to the public. The chapter’s business meeting is set prior to the program at 6 p.m. at the same location.
“Carl J. Franklin, biological curator of the Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center of the University of Texas at Arlington, is scheduled to present the program on Ellis and Navarro county amphibians and reptiles,” he said. “Carl is curator of one of the best herpetological collections in the U.S. The collection was founded in 1957.”
Mundo said the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Master Naturalist program is a group of trained volunteers who provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within communities.
Mundo said anyone wishing to become a part of the Indian Trail Master Naturalist organization should complete and submit an application by March 22. Applications are available online at: http://txmn.org/indiantrail/ or by contacting the AgriLife Extension office in Ellis County at 972-825-5175, email@example.com . He said the spring training classes will begin on April 12 at the Waxahachie First United Methodist Church.
For more information, contact Mundo at 972-415-4596, firstname.lastname@example.org .