Tag Archives: Dr. Maureen Frank

AgriLife Extension’s Birding the Hills set Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu Brad W. Roeder, 830-997-3452,  BWRoeder@ag.tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a multi-day birding workshop Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg. Birding the Hills will be limited to 15 participants. Online registration is available at https://valverdeextension.ticketleap.com/birding-the-hills/. The total cost is $850, with $500 required to reserve a spot. The cost includes lunch and dinner while in the field and transportation to and from the birding locations in the Edwards Plateau ecoregion. Departures each morning will be… Read More →

AgriLife Extension to present Texas Game Species series in San Antonio

Programs will be July through September at agency office for Bexar County SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Urban Wildlife Series “Texas Game Species” July through September in San Antonio. The six programs of the series, sponsored by the Bexar County Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, will be held at the agency’s office in the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr. Each will be held from 10 a.m.-noon in Suite 208 of the complex. The cost is $30 for the… Read More →

AgriLife Extension’s Benefiting from Birds workshop set March 27 in Del Rio

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, Emily.Grant@ag.tamu.edu Quail is one of the many species of birds that draw nature tourists to Texas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) DEL RIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a Benefiting from Birds workshop on March 27 at the Dink Wardlaw Ag Complex, 300 E. 17th St. in Del Rio. There is a $25 fee, which includes dinner. RSVP by calling 830-774-7591. This is the first educational program in a three-program series, the other two… Read More →

Hill Country land stewardship conference set April 25-26 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and incorporating the millions of individuals who come to vacation, hunt and relax in the ranching environments. The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 25-26 in Kerrville offers a chance for landowners in the region to learn more about addressing issues that arise when ranching and tourism combine, said… Read More →

Wildlife 101 Program

Do you ever feel like you need a Wildlife for DUMMIES Book? Dr. Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist, will save you the reading! She will be on the Texas A&M AgirLife Extension – Val Verde County Facebook Page LIVE to share her knowledge about wildlife! Tune in on Facebook every Wednesday at 6:30pm and also get a chance to enter to win a pair of Vortex Crossfire Binoculars! Wildlife 101 Program Guide January 23 @ 6:30 PM – Deer 101 January 30 @ 6:30 PM –… Read More →

Preparing for spring planting, CEU ‘shootout’ program set Dec. 18 in Leming

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dale Rankin, 830-569-0034, dw-rankin@ag.tamu.edu LEMING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Atascosa County, in collaboration with the Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association, will present the Preparing for Next Spring on the Farm and Ranch and CEU Shootout program Dec. 18 in Leming. The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Atascosa County, 25 E. 5th St. Cost is $30 and an RSVP is requested by Dec.10 to the AgriLife Extension office at 830-569-0034. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m…. Read More →

Birding the Hills program set for April 29-May 3

Texas Hill Country birding event will focus on Gillespie County Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Birding the Hills program in Gillespie County from April 29-May 3. “We decided to plan this program after the success of Birding the Border in Val Verde and Kinney counties last year,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde. “Gillespie County is in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and this program allows… Read More →

Birding the Border and Birding the Hills – Register Now!

Birding the Border begins April 22nd-April 26th, 2019  in Val Verde County, a fantastic birding event in the borderlands of southwest Texas! Traveling through the Edwards Plateau, South Texas Brush, and other unique habitats of the Del Rio area to find target species such as golden-cheeked warbler, black-capped vireo, white-collared seedeater, black-tailed gnatcatcher, elf owl, and all three species of kingfisher. Then join us in Gillespie County, April 29th-May 3rd, 2019 in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau ecoregion. We will travel through… Read More →

Registration open for Birding the Border program

April 22-26 program to feature sites in Kinney, Val Verde counties Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu Emily Grant, 830-774-7591, emily.grant@ag.tamu.edu DEL RIO – Registration is open for the Birding the Border program to be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from April 22-26 at locations in Kinney and Val Verde counties. Birding locations include sites at private ranches, Devil’s River State Natural Area and Kickapoo Caverns State Park, San Felipe Creek and Vega Verde Road. The Birding the Border program is for… Read More →

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 21, 2018

August 21, 2018 Dove season success likely to depend on food, water sources Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Maureen Frank, 830-278-9151, mgfrank@tamu.edu Dr. John Tomecek, 325-650-3520, john.tomecek@ag.tamu.edu UVALDE – Texas hunters taking to fields to hunt dove Sept. 1 should find an average crop, and birds’ access to food and water will be a major factor in harvest success, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Maureen Frank, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde, said dove adjust well to drought conditions because they can move… Read More →

Urban Wildlife Series sessions to be presented in July, August

Native plants, water conservation and Medina River tour among offerings   July 17, 2018 Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, sam.womble@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two of its 2018 Urban Wildlife Series sessions in San Antonio during July and August. The registration fee for each is $10. Native and adaptive plants that use less water can be excellent choices for landscaping. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo) The first session, titled “Every Drop Counts,” will be from 10 a.m.-noon July 31 at the Urban Ecology Center… Read More →

Urban Wildlife Series programs will be June through August in San Antonio

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Sam Womble, 210-631-0400, sam.womble@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas will present a series of urban wildlife education programs with water resources as its main focus. Wildlife and water will be the focus of the Urban Wildlife Series from June to August in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo) The Urban Wildlife Series runs from June 14 to Aug. 14 in San Antonio. “The Bexar County Ag and… Read More →

WFS Academy — To the Future

On February 13th and 14th, a total of forty-five participants, including Texas Master Naturalists and the general public, attended the first annual Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist Academy. The workshop, presented by Dr. Todd Sink, Dr. John Tomecek and Dr. Maureen Frank, covered topics focused on Aquatic Vegetation and Wildlife Management over the 2 days of attendance. The event is designed to provide advanced training to volunteers who can then support or expand specific county educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Wildlife and Fisheries Extension Unit. (Day One… Read More →

Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy – Time is Running Out!

Time is running out to register for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Unit’s first annual Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy.The purpose of the Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy is to provide advanced training whereby master volunteers can support or expand specific county educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The goal of the Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy is not to produce “experts”, rather to identify Master Volunteers who have received highly specialized training to support specific natural resource-related programs or projects…. Read More →

Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society – 2018 Conference

by Dr. Maureen Frank This year’s meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TCTWS) will be held at the Sheraton Dallas and will focus on the topic “The relevance of conservation to a diverse society: how to make it a reality.” The excellent list of plenary speakers includes Dr. Steve Williams, President of the Wildlife Management Institute; Ms. Becky Humphries, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation; Dr. John McDonald, President of The Wildlife Society, and Ms. Tina Yturria Buford, Director of Education for East Foundation.The… Read More →