Most of the volunteer service that is performed by our members is in partnership with other organizations. There are several partners that AAMN has a special relationship with where AAMN has full ownership of a particular undertaking; these are “our own” chapter projects that are funded and solely supported by our chapter volunteers to promote the mission of the Texas Master Naturalist. They are:
- The Native Plant Wildscape Demonstration Garden at Phil Hardberger Park West
- The Bird Water Feature at Phil Hardberger Park East
- The Butterfly Learning Center at Phil Hardberger Park East
- The Chaparral Demonstration Garden at Medina River Natural Area
We welcome you to visit, bring a friend and enjoy what nature has to offer. If you are interested in volunteering at any of these locations then check our calendar for times, contacts, and more information.
The Alamo Area Master Naturalist Wildscape Demonstration Garden sits on the east bank of the San Antonio River just north of Cesar Chavez. Class #2 created it as a Class Project in the fall of 1997 and it has been maintained by the AAMN volunteers ever since. It features different eco-areas such as Woodlands, Xeric, Shade Gardens and Butterfly Gardens. The habitat attracts songbirds, hawks, water birds, butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and toads. The Wildscape Demonstration Garden is open to the public and you can learn more about this project here.
The Bird Water Feature in Phil Hardberger Park provides a dependable year-round source of water for birds and other animals in the park. You can visit the Bird Water Feature at Phil Hardberger Park East, Blanco Road entrance or learn more about this project here.
Medina River Natural Area (MRNA) is a 511-acre dynamic environment with native plants and animals where people can experience nature. It’s located along the Medina River in South San Antonio. It offers transitional plant communities, including riparian, ecotone and chaparral. The biodiversity of MRNA exceeds that of other natural areas in the City of San Antonio. It’s the only city natural area in San Antonio’s south side and the only permanently flowing river system in the San Antonio Natural. Learn More.