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August 2019

VSP: Kickerillo Mischer Bird Survey with Houston Audubon

August 20 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2020

Kickerillo Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive
Houston, TX 77070
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A Monthly Bird Survey at the Kickerillo Mischer Preserve in Houston Leaders: Mary Anne Weber, Skip Almoney, Geoff Newton Houston Precinct 4’s Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is an 80-acre property featuring Marshall Lake, which spans approximately 40 acres, plus a staff building, paved roads and parking lots, restroom facilities, and 1.7 miles of trails. This bird survey takes place on the third Tuesday of each month. You do not have to be a member of Houston Audubon Society to participate. The preserve…

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VSP: Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary Tuesday Trail Crew

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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The Tuesday trail crew at Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary meets from 9 AM until noon every Tuesday year-round. Trail crew projects include everything under the sun, including boardwalk construction and maintenance, trail trimming and privet/ligustrum removal. Please contact Juanita Perkins at jperkins@houstonaudubon.org to sign up.

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VSP: KPC Work Day

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 31, 2019

KPC Indiangrass Preserve-Field Office, 31975 Hebert Road
Waller, Texas 77484
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Where: KPC's Indiangrass Preserve and Shrike Prairie When: Tuesdays | 9 am – 3 pm (Also every Friday and  Saturday of the month | 9 am – 1 pm) Who: All are welcomed to participate – no experience necessary. Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting. What to wear: Closed-toed shoes, tall socks, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat. What to bring: Gardening gloves. All other tools are provided. Volunteer benefits: Prairie Work Day volunteers often get…

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FALL 2019 TMN TRAINING – CLASS 1

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AgriLife Extension – Annex Conference Room, 1402 Band Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471 United States
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The Texas Master Naturalist Program is a volunteer training and development program sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, a Texas A&M system, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Texas Master Naturalists volunteer in their communities, providing natural resource education and participating in community service and outreach projects in support of Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Texas Master Naturalist training covers a wide variety of topics including botany, ecology, geology, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds,…

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AT: Lecture – Mosquito Assassins: Houston’s Tiny Heroes with Dr. Anita Schiller

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$10 – $16

Within the water-filled vessels where pest mosquitoes and other aquatic creatures inhabit, lurks a hulking predator and mortal enemy: the native Mosquito Assassin, Toxorhynchites rutilus. As a juvenile, the Mosquito Assassin is finely attuned and adept at finding its prey. Mosquito larvae unfortunate enough to trigger its delicate setae, tiny hair-like follicles, will find themselves entrapped by its powerful mandibles, then consumed. Given enough food it will pupate, grow its wings, fly off to feed upon flowers, mate and once…

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VSP: Seabourne Volunteer Day

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36 South
Rosenberg, TX 77471 United States
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Come help out at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, our signature project!  Our starting time has moved to 9am.   There are several areas that we need help in: Butterfly Garden Weeding, mulching, planting Prairie Demo Garden Planning habitat gardens, planting, weeding, mulching, establishing water features, etc. Prairie Restoration Project Bumping up plants, weeding pots, help community volunteers plant prairie plants Arboretum Project Pruning, mulching, watering, nurturing the newly planted trees etc. Bird Sanctuary Filling bird feeders, maintaining bird sanctuary and…

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VSP: Kleb Woods Weekly Bird Walk

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Kleb Woods, 220303 Draper Rd. at Mueschke Rd.
Tomball, TX,
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Join in on the weekly bird walk at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve.  They are surveying for birds that they have seen on the property over the last many years of bird walks. You can join them at any of their walks which generally happen each Wednesday (currently scheduled for 8:00 a.m.) Kleb Woods Nature Preserve is a nice property in Tomball that opened in the 1990’s. There is an impressive list of birds that they have seen on the property…

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VSP: Board Meeting

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2020

AgriLife Extension – Annex Conference Room, 1402 Band Road
Rosenberg, TX 77471 United States
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The Coastal Prairie Chapter Board will meet on the third Wednesday of the month.   Board meetings are open to all chapter members.    

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VSP: Houston Audubon Natives Nursery

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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Every Friday morning, Houston Audubon volunteers work in the Natives Nursery at Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary, separating seedlings and bumping up wildflowers and grasses into 1-gallon containers. The plants are then used in coastal prairie restoration projects or are offered for sale in support of the Bird Friendly Community Program.   There are breaks for snacks and coffee.  They start earlier in the summer to avoid the heat.   If you would like to join the Friday morning volunteers,…

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VSP: KPC Work Day at Indiangrass Prairie

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 27, 2019

KPC Indiangrass Preserve-Field Office, 31975 Hebert Road
Waller, Texas 77484
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Where: KPC's Indiangrass Preserve and Shrike Prairie When: Fridays | 9 am – 1 pm (Also every Tuesday at 9 am - 3 pm and Saturday of the month at 9 am – 1 pm) Who: All are welcomed to participate – no experience necessary. Physical Requirements: Bending, kneeling, or sitting on the ground; some light lifting. What to wear: Closed-toed shoes, tall socks, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat. What to bring: Gardening gloves. All other tools are provided. Volunteer…

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