NEXT CHAPTER MEETING:  Monday, April 6, 2015 starting at 6:30 pm.  Visitors are welcome to attend!

Joint meeting with Tyler Audubon Chapter to be held at the Tyler Nature Center.

Everyone is invited to come to Posada’s on Fifth Street at 5:00 pm for dinner before the meeting.

PROGRAM:  “A Naturalist in Tropical America” by William W. Lamar

William W. Lamar has spent most of his career residing, traveling, studying, and guiding in tropical America especially the Amazon Basin.  He started his career as a biologist working for the Smithsonian Environmental Program in Colombia.  After returning to the US to attend graduate school at UTA, he was then curator of reptiles at Caldwell Zoo before becoming involved in the ecotourism industry.  He is a true naturalist, and is intimately familiar with not only the reptiles but birds, mammals, plants, and indigenous cultures as well.  You will be entertained as well as enlightened by his presentation.

MAY CHAPTER MEETING:  Monday, May 4, 2015 starting at 6:30 pm

PROGRAM:  To be announced


The chapter meets at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Center at 11942 FM 848 (Bascom Hwy) in Tyler, Texas on the first Monday of the month, Sept-May; second Monday if the first Monday is a holiday. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a program followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Several field trips are offered throughout the year.

5:00 Dinner at Posados, 6:30 Meeting at Nature Center

Directions: In Tyler take Loop 323 to SH 248 (southeast of Tyler). Go east on SH 248 past the UT Tyler Campus to FM 848 (about 3 miles). Turn right on FM 848 and travel 0.7 mile. The Nature Center is on the right.