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.
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.
- JUNE 13, 2019: “Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer plus the Latest Info on Feral Hog Control” presented by Clint Faas. Clint Faas is the Wildlife Biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Fort Bend County. He will provide background information and offer recent updates on the chronic wasting disease in deer in Texas as well as an overview of possible new control methods and issues with feral hogs. (Note that this event is not on the first Thursday of the month, it is on the second Thursday.)
- 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.)
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.
SEABOURNE NATURE FEST– will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Check back here for more information as it becomes available. Click here to see photos from the 2018 event.
COASTAL PRAIRIE BLOG
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.
Seabourne Creek Nature Park Gardens – Preparing for visitors at Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2019. Butterfly Garden TMN-MG Linda has had a few volunteers each Wednesday workday, some Master Naturalists and some volunteers from a Rosenberg church, who also pick up trash in the park. Fire ant mounds have been individually treated, weeding has been worked on. Pergola is finished. Photos follow. http:// Prairie Demo Garden Some plots are in the process of being reworked or renamed. Brochures are out and signs are up. Photos follow. http://… Read More →
On a mild overcast morning, on April 3, 2019, 21 people took a walk at Seabourne Creek Nature Park and identified 50 species and 2 taxa of birds. These included: Blue-Winged Teal, Snowy Egret, Crested Caracara, White-Eyed Vireo, and House, Sedge, and Carolina Wrens. Link to eBird website with the bird walk data, plus stock pictures and bird songs:
In February, the Butterfly Garden was pruned by TXMN Linda R., with help from TXMNs Bert S. and Christine E. Demo Garden had some plots reworked; the Mardi Gras garden will become a Pocket Prairie. TMNs bumped up Switch Grass, Selfheal, and Rosin Weed, for future planting in the prairie.
On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 23 people took a walk in Seabourne Creek Nature Park on a cloudy and breezy morning in the 70’s. They identified 44 species of birds, along with 2 Red-Ear Slider turtles (Photo by TMN Bert Stipelcovich). Bird species include: Tree and White-Throated Sparrows, White-Eyed Vireo, Pied-Billed Grebe, and Eastern Screech Owl. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10 people identified 45 species of birds on a cloudy and breezy morning in the 50’s. Birds identified include: Sandhill Cranes, Caracaras, a Blue-Headed Vireo, a Yellow-Bellied… Read More →