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Chapter Program

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mary Spolyar

Secrets of the Night- Exploring the Lives of Nocturnal Insects

Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are free and open to the public.  This program will be held in-person at the Rosenberg Civic Center, , 3825 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471.

Please plan to arrive at 6:00 pm for refreshments and social time. The program starts at 7pm.

March 2024 Program Description

Most Master Naturalists probably know a lot about prairie plants and their associated insect life during the daytime. But how much do people know about insect nightlife? Master Naturalist, Mary Spolyar will introduce us to nocturnal insect species at three Houston-area prairies—Lawther-Deer Park, Nash Prairie Preserve and Texas City Prairie Preserve.  She will show us who comes to the light when the sun goes down. From colorful microleafhoppers to mantidflies (which are not flies!) and very long-horned beetles to fabulous sphinx moths, it’s a kaleidoscope of life in the prairie night.

About Our Presenter

Mary Spolyar is a Texas Master Naturalist in the Gulf Coast Chapter and a plant knowledge instructor for the Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) classes offered by the Native Plant Society of Texas Houston Chapter.  She enjoys volunteering for Houston Audubon’s Natives Nursery, for which she visits local prairie remnants to collect seeds and helps to grow out native plants.  A native Houstonian, she loves being outdoors, observing life and stalking small creatures with her cell phone camera.  You can find her on iNaturalist as “rednat”.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.


March 7
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Texas Master Naturalists Coastal Prairie Chapter
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Rosenberg Civic Center
3825 State Highway 36 S
Rosenberg, TX 77471 United States
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832 595 3520
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