Our 2019 Seabourne Nature Fest was a huge success! Please join us for next year’s fest on Saturday, November 7, 2020.
Check out all the fun at the 2019 Fest:
CHAPTER PROGRAMS–NEW START TIME !
Note the new time! Our social time will now begin at 6:00 pm. Then the main speaker’s presentation will start at 6:30 pm. This will be followed by a 30 minute informational meeting during which important club updates and news will be presented by various board members.
The Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are free and open to the public and are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at the Rosenberg Civic Center 3825 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a 30 minute social time and the hour long program begins at 6:30 p.m. A new 30 minute business meeting will take place after the program.
DECEMBER 2019: No meeting this month.
JANUARY 2, 2020: “Wildscaping Your Yard” presented by Lauren Simpson. Lauren Simpson is the founder of St. Julian’s Crossing, a Facebook community which documents the pollinator and urban wildlife-friendly space she has made at her just-outside-the-Loop home and teaches how to “Wildscape Your Yard” .
The average neighborhood yard may look pretty, but doesn’t support the range of wildlife that is crucial to a healthy environment and natural community. Good news: yards which incorporate native plants can be both beautiful and beneficial, even becoming Monarch Waystations. Ms. Simpson sows some ideas on how to create a wildlife-friendly garden at your own home for the enjoyment of your family and the benefit of your community. Transform your yard into a beautiful, pollinator paradise!
Ms. Simpson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where she teaches Lawyering Skills and Strategies. She is a spring 2016 recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award (Instructor/Clinical category); one of three 2018 AALS Teachers of the Year selected by the Law Center; and the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Student Bar Association Professor of the Year for Law Center faculty teaching in the part-time program.
MONTHLY BIRD HIKES AT SEABOURNE CREEK! There is no bird hike in January. The next bird hike will take place on Wednesday, February 5, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. All ages and levels of birders are welcome; meet in the parking lot before 8 AM. Click here for more information on our monthly bird hikes.
For a full list of the birds seen at Seabourne, go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List.
SEABOURNE CREEK NATURE PARK is our signature project. Click here to view the Seabourne Creek Nature Park brochure.
SEABOURNE WEEKEND NATURE WALKS are available by appointment only.
COASTAL PRAIRIE BLOG
The Apache Corporation Tree Program of Houston Texas has donated a grant of 100 trees in 5 gallon pots. The trees are to be planted by the Coastal Prairie Chapter in Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, Texas in January 2020.
On an overcast morning in the 60’s, Nov. 6, 2019, a group of 25 birders took a walk around Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, TX. The last of the group made the first sighting of a Least Grebe, as it swam near a larger American Coot. Species sighted totaled 46 and also included a Vermillion Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, American Kestrel, and Red-Shouldered Hawk. The total species sighted at Seabourne is now 202.
We recently heard from Ella Stroupe, CPCTMN Class of 2018, regarding her activities in the newly approved CoCoRaHS project: “I recently joined CoCoRaHS. (www.cocorahs.org) If you are interested in the weather, this might be for you. This is a project that collects data on daily rain amounts, soil temperatures, thunder, etc. Right now I’m focusing on rain. You can also collect data on frost, soil temperature, hail, thunder, etc. I installed the rain gauge that they require. There are instructions and training on their web page. It’s important… Read More →
Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists (CPCTMN) is a group of trained volunteers who share their appreciation and knowledge of nature with the community through outreach, education and conservation/restoration projects, in or near the Fort Bend and Waller County areas.