Our annual Seabourne Nature Fest will be held Saturday, Nov 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. It’s free and open to the public! Click here for more information.
Check out all the fun at the 2018 Fest:
2019 FALL TRAINING INFORMATION
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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.
NOVEMBER 2, 2019: 8th ANNUAL SEABOURNE NATURE FEST! A free, fun and educational family oriented event open to the public! Click here for the latest information. We will not have a regular chapter meeting on November 7, 2019.
JANUARY 2, 2020: “St. Julian’s Crossing and Wildscaping Your Yard” presented by Lauren Simpson. Ms. Simpson maintains pollinator-friendly, organic wildscape gardens in her front and back yards in Houston. The St. Julian’s Crossing community is dedicated to education about pollinators, their conservation, and the gardens that support them. When not working in her garden or promoting her gardening philosophy in talks to garden clubs or nurseries, or non-profits, she is a clinical associate professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
MONTHLY BIRD HIKES AT SEABOURNE CREEK! Wednesday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. All ages and levels of birders are welcome; meet in the parking lot before 8 AM. Binoculars and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended. Members of the Coastal Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists lead the hikes. Participation is open to the public. Seabourne Creek Nature Park is on Hwy 36 South across from the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds and next to the Rosenberg Civic Center. Turn in at the Texas Parks & Wildlife brown sign marking Seabourne Nature Park on the Texas Coastal Birding Trail with our 200-plus bird list. Special thanks to organizers, Bob and Carol Schwartz. The hikes are generally led by recognized birding expert, Mark Scheuerman, eBird compiler for our area of Texas.
For a full list of the birds seen at Seabourne, go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List.
SEABOURNE NATURE FEST! will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Click here for the latest information.
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
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 →
A new VSP opportunity has been approved for our chapter! It is the weather citizen science projects hosted by the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network, otherwise known as CoCoRaHS (pronounced as KO-ko-rozz) . CoCoRaHS is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds who work together by measuring and mapping precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. To join this project you will need to purchase one of their official rain gauges and you read it after a rain… Read More →
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.
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.