Did you know that humans are the only animal allergic to poison ivy? Do you know how to protect yourself from poison ivy, and what to do if you fail in this quest? Find out at the next meeting of the Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, when our featured speaker will be Amy Martin, the author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant. Martin will share her extensive knowledge of poison ivy and poison oak gleaned from 12 years of working in wildlife habitat rehabilitation and management. The meeting will take place in the Science Resource Center at the Heard Museum in McKinney. A brief Chapter meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by Martin’s 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 [email protected].
The Blackland Prairie Chapter is one of 48 recognized Texas Master Naturalist chapters throughout the State. Our chapter meets in McKinney Texas on the second Tuesday of each month and draws members from communities in Collin and Hunt counties and adjacent areas. 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.