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.
2019 FALL TRAINING REGISTRATION HAS STARTED!
For more information on the training classes and instructions for registration, please click here.
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 6:30 p.m. for a 30 minute social time and the hour long program begins at 7:00 p.m.
- JULY 13, 2019: CPCTMN members only field trip to Houston Museum of Natural Science – Texas Hall of Wildlife.
- AUGUST 8, 2019: “Edible Plants and Medicinal Plants” presented by Erik Wolf. (Note that this event is not on the first Thursday of the month, it is on the second Thursday.)
- SEPTEMBER 5, 2019: “Plants and Organic Gardening Information” presented by Randy Lemmon with KTRH Garden Line.
2019 FALL TRAINING CLASSES! We are now taking registration for the next training class which starts on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
SEABOURNE NATURE FEST– will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Check back here for more information as it becomes available.
SEABOURNE CREEK NATURE PARK is our signature project. Click here to view the Seabourne Creek Nature Park brochure.
BIRD HIKES The next monthly bird hike will be held at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in the fall of 2019. Check back here for the scheduled date. For a full list of the birds seen at Seabourne, go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List.
SEABOURNE WEEKEND NATURE WALKS are available by appointment only.
COASTAL PRAIRIE BLOG
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 16 birders identified 40 species of birds on a morning walk. Sightings included: Lesser Scaup, Spotted Sandpiper, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Roseate Spoonbill, Crested Caracara, and two Magnolia Warblers. See eBird link for complete list, along with example photos and calls. Bird walks will resume in the Fall on the first Wednesday of the month.
November 2, 2019. Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg, Texas.
A few examples from recent eBird listed sightings at Seabourne Creek Nature Park include: Anhinga (May 14), Northern Rough-Winged Swallows (June 3), Summer Tanager, Cliff Swallows, (June 8), and Roseate Spoonbill, Mallard, Green Heron, and White-Faced Ibis on June 16.
The summer garden is gaining height every week. Many spring wildflowers are finished blooming and setting seed. Summer stars like red-flowered Texas Hibiscus, Gallardia, Partridge Pea, and Rudbeckia texana are blooming, Prairie Blazing Star/Liatris pychostachya is getting taller, and Passion Vine and Yellow Indigo are producing fruit/seed. Many plants are labeled, informative signage is out and brochures are stocked. The picnic tables and arbors offer a quiet place to contemplate the summer prairie garden. Thank you to all of the volunteers who put in many hours monthly for… Read More →
Visitors to Seabourne Creek Nature Park had the opportunity to plant a prairie grass plant, tour 2 gardens, discuss prairie birds, and take a walk on trails and around lakes on Earth Day. Texas Master Naturalists from the Gulf Coast Prairie group were on hand at various stations in the park.