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Temporary changes to Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie program meetings and events in response to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all planned face-to-face events are cancelled through the end of July. This includes monthly chapter programs, workdays at Seabourne, outreach events, bird hikes, committee and board meetings, and social gatherings. Most committee and board meetings will be held via Zoom.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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. All ages are welcome! Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a 30 minute social time and then the hour long program begins at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a 30 minute informational meeting during which project updates and upcoming events are presented by various board members.
- AUGUST 6, 2020: “Bats-Unsung Heroes” presented by DeAndra Ramsey with the Texas Bat Monitoring program. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be presented via Zoom. This meeting will be open to the public with advance registration. Check back here for registration details. All TMNCPC members will receive an email in advance of the meeting which will provide the information needed to access the Zoom meeting.
- SEPTEMBER 3, 2020: “Hawk Migration” presented by Glenn Olsen.
OCTOBER 7, 2020 BIRD HIKE! Please check back here for information on the October 7, 2020 fall bird hike. All ages and levels of birders are welcome; meet in the parking lot before 8 AM. Click here for general information on our monthly bird hikes. Our hikes are usually held the first Wednesday of the month from October to May.
For a full list of the birds seen at Seabourne, go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List.
2020 SEABOURNE NATURE FEST has been cancelled due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check back here for information on the 2021 festival.
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
By Paula DittrickTMNCPC blogmaster Has it been awhile since you saw a firefly or lightning bug? FireFlyers International Network (FIN) celebrated World Firefly Day 2020 during the July 4 weekend. FIN’s theme was “Hope rising” for the online celebration (Youtube channel and the FIN Facebook group) given health concerns amid the pandemic. FIN is an international group of firefly scientists, conservationists, and enthusiasts. If you cannot see fireflies in your own yard or neighborhood, Youtube features an excellent and very-relaxing video by Diana Lehr, which is well… Read More →
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Article by Margo Johnson, published in the Coastal Prairie Chapter Courier, May 2020 Annually, scores of volunteers devote the month of April and early May at Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary down in Freeport to welcoming visiting birders from all over the world. They come to see neotroptical migrating birds from Central and South America as they arrive on the Texas coast. The birds are stopping over to refuel after crossing the Gulf of Mexico on their way to breeding grounds in Canada and other points far north. The… Read More →
Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter (TMNCPC) 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.