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November 2019

VSP: Project Feeder Watch from Nov 9 – April 3

November 9, 2019 - April 3, 2020
Your Own Backyard!, Your Own Address! Texas
$15 – $18
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Counting for the 2019-20 FeederWatch season begins on November 9 and runs through April 3, 2020. Join now for the 2019–20 season, which runs from November 9 through April 3. If you haven't signed up yet, sign up now to ensure that your account is activated in time for the start of the season. Please join the project for the country in which you reside. ID numbers needed for data entry are printed on the letter that comes in the…

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March 2020

AT: A Natural History Of Texas And The Gulf Coast

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - April 30 @ 3:00 pm
$210

From the Big Thicket to Big Bend, and from the Rio Grande River to the Red River, Texas is one of the most biologically diverse states in the country. Stately pine forests, the spectacular Chihuahuan desert, and the Tamaulipan thornscrub are only a few of the amazing ecosystems. Our bays and rivers create a fertile and productive marine nursery and we are in the migration route of hundreds of species of birds, which makes our coastal prairies and marshes rich…

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VSP: Get Ready for Birdathon

March 20 - May 11
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Grab some friends and go birding for a good cause! Birdathon is the Houston Audobon's annual spring fundraiser where teams compete to count as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period, all while raising money for bird conservation. For more details, go to Houston Audobon  

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April 2020

CANCELLED-Chapter Program: Becoming a Backyard Astrophotographer by Amber Leung

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South
Rosenberg, Tx 77471
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Our April program, presented by TMNCPC Past President Amber Leung, will give audience members a tour of our night sky. From the planets and moons of our own solar system, to star clusters, comets, nebulae, and even other galaxies. Ms. Leung will explain how she captured detailed photos of each without the use of a telescope. Audience members will hear about techniques they can use to create their own night sky photos in their own backyards. Too much nighttime lighting?…

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AT: Road Trip! Coastal Birding Mega Migration

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$75 – $90

The Texas Coast is a top destination for birders from around the globe. Discover the numerous fascinating birds that can be seen on the Texas coast. Learn about avian ecology and behavior, as well as the natural history of this region. Many different types of birds will be seen--one highlight being the roseate spoonbill rookery. Whether this is your first or fiftieth birding trip, you will see and learn something new. Our guide on this journey is Ken Groue who…

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AT: NPSoT Native Landscape Certification Program

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Christ Church Presbyterian, 5001 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, 77401
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Overview Native Landscapes for Birds is a Companion Class to the Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP). There is no prerequisite for the class. The NLCP is a four level certification program developed by the Native Plant Society of Texas that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. Check it out! https://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/ This is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes…

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VSP Seabourne Volunteer Day

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 State Highway 36 South
Rosenberg, TX 77471 United States
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Come help us at Seabourne Creek Nature Park!  It is a fun way to earn VSP hours, socialize with your fellow Master Naturalists and learn about butterflies, prairie plants and much more. You can volunteer in several different areas of the park including: Butterfly Garden Prairie and Native Plant Demo Garden Prairie Restoration Project Bird Sanctuary and Bird Blind Arboretum Project To contact the person in charge of these areas go to Seabourne-Organizational-Team-

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VSP: Houston Audubon’s Bird Survey at Hogg Bird Sanctuary

April 6 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2020

Hogg Bird Sanctuary, 1 Westcott Street
Houston, Texas 77007
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First Monday Bird Survey at Hogg Bird Sanctuary Leader: Skip Almoney HAS is conducting a monthly survey at Hogg Bird Sanctuary. Beginning in March 2019, the surveys will be held on the first Monday of the month. Skip Almoney is the leader. The Hogg Bird Sanctuary is adjacent to Bayou Bend and shares its parking facility at 1 Westcott Street. Meet at the parking lot at the dead end on the south end of Westcott Street.  Meet them at 7:30…

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AT: Space Out! Spring Stargazing Class

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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$14 – $25

Constellations change with the seasons, and what can be seen depends on your location on Earth. Whether or not you attended the Winter Stargazing Class on January 15 (above), you shouldn't miss this tour of the spectacular spring constellations with astronomer James Wooten. The class will be in the Burke Baker Planetarium where, rain or shine, the night sky of this specific evening will clearly be seen.

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AT: Warbler Identification

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester Blvd
Houston, TX, 77079
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$75 – $90

People come from all over the world to the Houston Audubon High Island Sanctuaries to experience the migration and arrival of the "jewels" of the bird world. Learn about the remarkable migration journey of these small and beautiful birds. Learn the principles to identify the 37 different species of warblers that are possible to see in our area. This class is open to all levels of birders and photographers. Class: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (7:00-8:45 PM) Field Trip: Saturday, April…

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