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.

 


JOIN US FOR EARTH DAY ON APRIL 22
Lots of great activities   

Earth Day Flyer 2019


CHAPTER PROGRAMS

The Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are free and open to the public and are 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.

  • May 2, 2019: “It’s Time for a Makeover! Understanding Plumage Variations” presented by Kristine Rivers.   Plumage variations in individual birds of the same species can make identification more difficult, especially when birds are molting and transitioning from one plumage to another, as many of them are right now! In this interactive presentation, we’ll discuss the reasons for plumage variation, how molting can affect identification, and color changes of bills, lores, legs, and feet.  Bring your favorite field guide if you would like to practice your identification skills.  Kristine became a certified Texas Master Naturalist in 2016. She has been the President of the Cradle of Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists since January 2017.  She has participated in every year of the Brazoria Christmas Bird Count since its inception in 1984, and has been an Area Leader since 2013.  Kristine loves sharing her passion for nature and wildlife with others, and founded Birding for Fun in 2015 to provide educational services and guided tours to the public. She has taught birding classes and workshops for the City of Pearland, the City of Meadows Place, the City of Missouri City, and Galveston’s Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI). She has also been involved with FeatherFest as a liaison, presenter, and field trip leader since 2016.  
  • June 13, 2019: “Feral Hogs and Chronic Wasting Disease” presented by Clint Faas. Clint is the Wildlife Biologist with the TPWD in Fort Bend County.  Plus Clint will discuss other current topics important to Fort B end County.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • EARTH DAY! A variety of activities will be offered to the public for free at the Seabourne Nature Park in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2019.  The public is invited to help with a prairie restoration planting of native wildflowers or join a master naturalist-led guided tour of the butterfly garden, bird sanctuary or the prairie demo garden and others.  

  • 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 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8 am.  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– held the first weekend in November.  Click here to see photos from the 2018 event.

      

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