The Texas Master Naturalist™ Program’s mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. Coastal Prairie Chapter members volunteer mainly in Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton counties.
Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are held on the first Thursday of the month. Chapter members and the public may attend either in-person (venue may change) or by Zoom. Check back here a couple days before each meeting for a Zoom registration link.
April 6, 2023: “Native Texas Snakes” by Amber Leung
With the spring season comes our native reptiles emerging out of brumation! Whether you love them or fear them, our native snakes are on the job of pest control in our communities. Amber Leung will bust myths about the native snake species of the Gulf Coast region and share rarely-seen up-close portraits of these beneficial creatures. Join us for proven snake identification tips, must-know information on envenomations from medical experts, stories of field research, and venomous snake relocations, plus LIVE SNAKES in a safe and supportive environment for all levels of comfort.
Meeting starts at 7 pm. Hybrid meeting – attendance in person at the Rosenberg Civic Center or by Zoom. Check back here two days before the meeting for the Zoom registration link.
- 4/5/2023 Bird Hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park —1st Wednesday of each month through May
- 4/8/2023 Plant Walk with Susie Doe — 2nd Saturday of most months
- 4/27/2023 Insect Hike at Seabourne Creek Nature Park — 4th Thursday of the month
- Seabourne Nature Park is our signature project. Come visit us!
- Fall 2023 Training Class — Registration opens in summer; stay tuned for more information
- Seabourne Nature Festival Held annually on the first Saturday of November — November 4, 2023
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Winter Wildflowers: Don’t Mow, Let It Grow
Many of what we call weeds provide a valuable service for waking wildlife and untold beauty for us as spring arrives. (Photo: S. Westveer)
Coastal Prairie Heritage: Connecting Chapters, Bridging Past with Future
Jaime González leads the charge in connecting Houstonians, Master Naturalists to their historic prairie past. (Photo: S. Westveer)
Mussels: Texas’ Biofilters
Spring Training Class members learn the importance of freshwater mussels conservation from Dr. Charles Randklev of TAMU NRI. (Photo: S. Westveer)