Welcome to the East Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist

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    East Texas Chapter members at Texas Stream Team training
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    Chapter Activity Day 2013
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    Bobcat Rescue Team at ETCMN meeting - Porcupine
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    Some of 2014 re-certifies
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    Neal Stilley @ Mineola Nature Fest spring 2014
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    Booth at East Texas State Fair
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    John Bunker Sands wetland
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    East Texas State Fair - booth
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    Casting animal prints @ Earth Day 2014 Camp Tyler
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    Homemade bird house - East Texas State Fair 2013
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    Bobcat Recovery team @ ETCMN meeting (red fox and Lance Homeniuk)
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    Sampling at John Bunker Sands wetlands
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    Texas Stream team sampling
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    Bobcat Rescue Team at ETCMN meeting - Red fox
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    Checking for macro-invertebrates
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    Bird feeder - East Texas State Fair -2013
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    Casting animal prints - Earth Day 2014 Camp Tyler
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    Mary Ann Nilson's display for Tyler State Fair 2013
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    Earth day - Camp Tyler 2013
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    2013 Earth Day
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    Booth at East Texas State Fair 2013
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    Campsite in booth at East Texas State Fair
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    Lance Homeniuk sampling at John Bunker Sands wetlands
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    Hibiscus dasycalyx

Welcome to the East Texas Chapter Master Naturalist (ETCMN)

2014 was a busy year for the East Texas Chapter with members involved in many projects. East Texas Chapter Master Naturalist participated in the Earth Day celebration day at Camp Tyler where youngster pored and took home casts of various native wild animal footprints. Many naturalist took part in annual bird counts while other naturalist participated in national project feeder watch and phenology observations. Other members participated in the Native Landscape Courses by NPSOT. In May, naturalists worked with Caddo Mounds personnel with plant identification while others worked to help clear and open up portions of the El Camino Real that passes through the Caddo Mounds site. September brought setting up and manning a booth at the East Texas State Fair with over 2700 visitors.

The Chapter Activity Days (CAD) were filled with planting and care of the wildscape garden at the Nature Center where we hold our meetings in Tyler. Field trips were made to John Bunker Sands Wetland and Caddo Mounds.

Advanced training last year included Texas Stream Team to sample and monitor water quality in the Sabine and Neches Rivers, Wildlife Photography, Aquatic plants, Pruning, Turtles of the Sabine, Native Texas Butterflies, Wetlands, Caddo Pottery, and the Emerald Ash Borer.

If these things sound like fun to you, perhaps it is time to become a Master Naturalist.

 

Want to become a Texas Master Naturalist?

Contact Brenda McWilliams   bmc1105@gmail.com

 

 Texas Master Naturalist Certification Classes Include

What is A Naturalist?
Poisonous Plants/Poison Plant EXHIBIT
Ecological Concepts
EcoRegions of Texas
Geology
Weather
Forest Ecology & Tree ID
Entomology
Archeology
Field Visit and tour of Caddo Mounds Historical Site, Alto, TX
Field Trip to John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Kaufman, TX
Mammalogy and Wildlife Tracking
Ornithology

 

Most classes taught by Texas Parks and Wildlife personnel

 

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Interested in attending the next Texas Master Naturalist class?  Quick link to the application:  http://txmn.org/etwd/files/2010/04/2013-ETCMN-Application.doc

Members: Remember to check the calendar for advanced training and volunteer opportunities.

 Our Mission Statement
“Certified Master Naturalists are
volunteers dedicated to provide
education, outreach, and service for
the beneficial management of natural
resources and natural areas within
our communities.”

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