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.
ATTENTION MEMBERS! REGISTRATION FOR THE STATE MEETING IS NOW OPEN!
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2019 FALL TRAINING INFORMATION
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(as of August 16)
For the new schedule and the latest news on the training classes, please click here.
CHAPTER PROGRAMS–NEW START TIME !
We’re trying something new starting with the August meeting! 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.
- SEPTEMBER 5, 2019: “Why Does It Seem That Organics Haven’t Taken Hold in this Market?” presented by Randy Lemmon, host of the GardenLine radio program on KTRH. After the presentation, Randy will open the floor to all your gardening questions. His latest book , “Texas Tough Gardening” will be available for purchase and signing.
- OCTOBER 3. 2019: Topic to be determined.
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.