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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For the latest news on the 2019 Fall Training Class, please click here.
Registration is now closed for the 2019 class.
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.
OCTOBER 3. 2019: “Connecting People with Nature” presented by Gary Clark. The program will explore the way in which birds reconnect people to the beauty and wonder of nature. Birds have always inspired people and made them aware of something bigger than themselves. The program will also demonstrate how people have become remote from nature but how necessary it is for their mental and physical well-being to connect with nature. Gary has been writing the weekly nature column for the Houston Chronicle since 1999.
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.
SEABOURNE NATURE FEST– will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Click here for the latest information.
2019 FALL TRAINING CLASSES! Registration is now closed for the Fall 2019 Training Class.
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.
ATTENTION MEMBERS! REGISTRATION FOR THE STATE MEETING IS NOW OPEN!
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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.