About Texas Master Naturalist (TMN)
The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of “master volunteers” to provide educational and outreach services aimed at the improved management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and other local partners. There are a number of Texas Master Naturalist chapters, including the Brazos Valley Area Chapter located in Bryan/College Station.
To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our community
Nurturing Nature: Master Naturalists Volunteer their Time to Conserve and Educate by Sheryl Smith-Rodgers
Brazos Valley Chapter Information
TMN 2013 Calendar- Texas Landscapes- In Memory of Chris Close Northcliffe
The calendar is dedicated to the memory of our beloved Chris Northcliffe.
Click on the calendar to access the pdfs of this calendar. Enjoy. Have a wonderful 2013.
BVTMN Seed Packets (available from Turner Seeds in Breckenridge, TX)
This Native Texas Spring Wildflower mix includes Black Sampson, Black-Eye Susan, Clasping Coneflower, Gayfeather, Greenthread, Indian Blanket, Leadplant, Lemon Mint, Mexican Hat, Missouri Primrose, Plains Coreopsis, Prairie Verbena, Showy Evening Primrose, Sleepy Daisy, Standing Cypress, Tahoka Daisy, and White Prickly Poppy.
Planting Instructions: Sow seeds on lightly disturbed soil. Pat seed into soil. Keep moist when sprouting. When growth is finished and plant is dry, mow at least 4 inches high to scatter seeds.
- 4/20 Earth Day
- 4/26-4/27 BioBlitz
Upcoming Chapter Events
Sat, Jun 1, 10:00am – 11:00am Chris Northcliffe Memorial Bench Dedication Ceremony (Location: Lick Creek Park)
You are invited to attend the dedication ceremony of the Chris Northcliffe Memorial Bench on Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m., at Lick Creek Park. The bench is located near the swift tower, which is approximately 50 yards from the main parking area. We would love to have as many Master Naturalists as possible attend the ceremony, which should last approximately 30 minutes. If you are able to attend, please wear a Master Naturalist shirt if possible. Also, since parking is limited in the main parking area, if you are able, please park in the Equestrian parking lot which has an entrance about 1/4 mile before the main parking area; there is a trail that leads from that parking lot to the area where the bench is located. We will have refreshments after the ceremony so that you can visit with Christy and her family, several of whom are coming from out-of-town. Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there. Sincerely, Lisa Davenport
Thu, Jun 13, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Program Presentation and Chapter Meeting (Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History)
Jan Janecka (TAMU-VIBS, Research Assistant Professor) will speak on Mountain Lions in Texas followed by a snack break and then the monthly meeting.