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Master Naturalist chapter meets Monday

April 19, 2023 - 00:00
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Craig Hensley will present “Tracking the Serpents of Texas through iNaturalist and Herps of Texas” at the next meeting of the Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country on Monday, April 24.

The meeting is free to the public and can be attended in person or online via Zoom or Facebook.

Pre-registration is required to attend the chapter meeting session via Zoom and can be done by visiting meeting/register/tZUsd-iurj0jGdJOy34JNLw3_ 4gHfEYym-2K.

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For those interested in attending in person, doors open at the Guadalupe Basin Natural Resources Center at 6 p.m. for snacks and socializing.

A short business meeting will be held at 6:30pm, and the Advanced Training session is from 7:10 PM to 8:10 PM.

The GBNRC is located at 125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 100 in Kerrville.

Texas is home to more than 70 species (and more subspecies) of snakes, 21 of which are currently ranked as Species of Greatest Conservation Need.

To gain a better understanding of snakes and all reptiles and amphibians, Texas Nature Trackers initiated an iNaturalist project on August 29, 2012.

To date, iNaturalist users have provided more than 150,000 observations of “herps” including more than 3,600 of snakes.

Texas Nature Trackers Biologist Craig Hensley will explore the natural history of snakes including their importance, challenges they face and what you can do to help us continue to better understand these ecologically important predators through iNaturalist, including during the upcoming City Nature Challenge.

Craig Hensley is a life-long naturalist and educator, having shared his passion and love of the natural world with audiences