Another month has past and great things are happening with the Invaders of Texas program. Please read below for this month's news:
Welcome New Invaders
On November 1st we trained a nice big group in San Antonio, and they hit the ground running. So far the San Antonio Invaders have already logged 120 observations. Great job, and keep up the great work!
On November 15th we trained a group in Burnet calling themselves the Highland Lakes Invaders. Before I even left the workshop they had a field trip planned and another one in the works. Keep up the good work and good luck searching.
Supports Invaders of Texas Project
Have you seen the fancy horned lizard license plates that say "Keep Texas Wild"? Well, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Horned Lizard License Plate Fund helps conserve wildlife diversity by funding a vast array of projects, including the Invaders of Texas program. Put a Horned Lizard plate on your vehicle, trailer or motorcycle and help conserve and protect native species. Visit their Conservation License Plate page to see all the projects that are funded through Texas Parks and Wildlife's conservation license plate program.
Texas Invader presents program at Texas Master Naturalist annual conference
Marilyn Sallee, one of our most valiant volunteers gave a great presentation about invasive species and the Invaders of Texas program at the annual Texas Master Naturalist conference held at Mo Ranch in Hunt, Texas. Marilyn said that everyone was very responsive and we had a lot of inquiries about having workshops held in various cities. With Marilyn's presentation and an Invaders handout in everyone's welcome packets, we should see more people join our mission and we should see the Invaders program "spread" (no pun intended) into areas of Texas currently lacking citizen scientist.
Website Maintenance December 1-15, 2008.
Texasinvasives.org will be down for maintenance and upgrades December 1-15, 2008. Please do not let this keep you from recording invasive species during this time period, just hold onto your data sheets and record your observation after the maintenance period is over. Thank you all for your patience over the last couple weeks.
Upcoming Training Workshops
There are three workshops scheduled for any new citizen scientist needing training, or any veteran Invaders that could just use a refreshers course. If you are interested in attending one of the following workshops, please visit our citizen scientists page to contact the workshop host and find more information.
Saturday January 24, 2009
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Angleton, Texas, Brazoria County AgriLife Office, 21017 County Road 171
Saturday February 21, 2009
9:00 - 4:00 pm
Midland, Texas, Sibley Nature Center
A million thanks to everyone that has been hard at work reporting in their area. With your continued hard work and support we can all help "Stop the Spread".
Invaders of Texas Program Coordinator