Chapter Brochure PDF (Updated 10/01/2018)
Naturalist Resource Materials
Members have offered to serve as resources to the community for the following topic areas. Visitors, please use our Contact Form to ask for more information. (members may view the password protected list in the Members’ Area)
- Abiotic Environment
- Fossils & Paleontology
- Weather & Climate
- Eastern Bluebirds
- Purple Martins
- General insects
- General invertebrates
- Wildlife Management
- Wildlife Tracking
- Freshwater Aquatic
- Marine Aquatic
- Citizen Science programs
- Ecological concepts
- History of Natural History in Texas
- Names and Naming
- The TMN Experience
- How To Build A Grass Nest by Sarah Laughlin
- How To Make A Hummingbird Nest by Sarah Laughlin
- Making Paper Boxes For Nature’s Treasures by Joyce Conner
Naturalist Research Materials
- Texas Winter Bats Public Data Sheet – Submit bat sightings to Melissa.Meierhofer@ag.
- Handout for: Introduction to Birds for Preschoolers
- Twenty Common Backyard Birds of Brazos County and supplemental handouts by Bruce Neville (10/11/2011 and 10/15/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Ten Common Fish Species in Brazos County by Dwight Bohlmeyer (10/08/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
Climate and Weather
- Weather_and_Climate-Quiring, S. presentation available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Spider Biology and Identification by Alejandro A. Calixto (11/01/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Ten Common Butterflies of Brazos County by Bruce Neville
- Ten Common Dragonflies and Damselflies of Brazos County by Bruce Neville (10/15/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Ten Common Insect Orders by Bart Drees (10/25/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Ten Mollusks of the Brazos Valley Area by Bruce Neville (11/01/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Texas Mollusks
- Malacology 101: presentation slides by Bruce Neville – available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Brief Glossary and bibliography of Mollusks
- YouTube Video: Cone Snail Eating a Clown Fish
- YouTube Video: Shapeshifting Octopus
- YouTube Video: Snail Radula (also watch how the foot is used in movement)
- Fall 2018 Pollinator Plant Sale Growing Chart – information about care and growing conditions for the plants sold
- Milkweed Sprout Harvesting Method 2014 by Barbara Keller-Willy from Monarch Gateway
- Identification of Milkweed in Texas by Jason Singhurst and Ben Hutchins from TPWD and Walter C. Holmes with Baylor University.
- Key to the Angiosperm Flora of Brazos and Surrounding Counties by Monique Reed. This book is available from Copy Corner on Texas Avenue in College Station. Talk to Vicki Ward. She can sell anyone a copy.
- Aquatic and Wetland Plants of the Southeastern United States by Godfrey and Wooten.
- Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southwestern United States by Correll and Correll. These are somewhat out of date but they will still help with aquatic plants.
- Illustrated Flora of East Texas Online published by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, includes a history of the flora of East Texas, descriptions of the different vegetation assemblies, and complete keys to ferns, gymnosperms, and monocots. It covers a very large expanse of East Texas. Extensive introductory materials, color photographs, appendices, glossary, literature cited, and an index can be accessed – a total of over 1,500 pages.
- Flora of the Great Plains, by the Great Plains Flora Association and edited by Ted Barkley. Quite a few Great Plains plants are found in Texas, so this is very useful, especially along the upper reaches of the Brazos.
- Grasses of Texas by Frank W. Gould is invaluable statewide.
- Flora of the Texas Coastal Bend by Fred B. Jones is old but rather good for the coastal end of the Brazos.
- Resource Handout from Making the World a Better Place – One Yard at a Time talk. This is a list of resources that go with Cheryl Lewis’ talk “Making the World a Better Place – One Yard at a Time.”
- 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.
- Wildlife Plants Blackland Prairie
- Plants for the Post Oak Savannah
- The 12 Worst Invasive Plants in Post Oak Savannah
- Available to members only due to copyright restrictions
- Native Plants by Flo Oxley (09/27/2011)
- Botanically speaking
- The nature of naming
- Trees of Texas
- Monique’s Quick and Dirty Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Lick Creek Park Cheat-Sheet by Monique Reed (10/22/2011)
- A List of Ten Grasses Found in Brazos County, TX by Barron Rector (10/13/2012)
- Native Plants by Flo Oxley (09/27/2011)
- Observing Nature by Larry and Fey Hysmith (11/08/2011) – available to members only due to copyright restrictions