Calendar and Current Events

Our Chapter Calendar contains all events, past and future. You can view by month or week. You can also have your Android or iPhone calendar automatically include these events, in a color of your choosing, in your smartphone calendar app. or in your own Google online calendar. Look for the Google calendar called “MN-El Camino” as the calendar name to add to your calendar.   Our Weekly Events email notice (latest shown below calendar) goes directly to all members and others who have requested it.  To submit events for this notice, and the calendar, send them to ECRMNNotification@yahoo.com.

Texas Master Naturalist
El Camino Real Chapter
Events Notice

The deadline for applications for the new class has been extended to the first day of class, January 16, 2020. Bring application etc to 1st class if needed, just let Kathy Lester know.

Anyone who locates ash junipers to monitor in Milam County, please email Linda Jo Conn at connlindajo@gmail.com.

El Camino Real Texas Stream Team Organization
Attention:  Members of the chapter who have completed the Texas Stream Team training: If you want to be a part of a citizen scientist team to perform monthly tests of a waterway (TBD) in Milam County, please email Linda Jo Conn at connlindajo@gmail.com.

If you haven’t already done so, please Edit Your Profile & Accept Terms, Releases & Waivers – Mandatory for all members. For more information please see the 12/14/2019 email from Lisa Milewski.

Event: January Chapter Meeting
Date:  Thursday, January 9, Potluck meal at 6:00 pm, program following
Where: Hermit Haus, 411 West Main Street in Cameron
Details: Master Naturalist Cindy Travis will present a program on dragonflies in our area and the Citizen Science Project for them.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Meeting, VT for meeting, Hospitality if appropriate

Event: Lee County Extension Office Landowners Program
Date: Tuesday, January 14 from 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Lincoln Community Center, Main Avenue in Lincoln, off of Hwy 21
Details: Speakers include knowledgeable folks from the USDA-NRCS (Brandon O’Riley), TPWD (Kelly Simon), Texas Forestry Service (Kari Hines) and Grimes County Agri-Life Extension (Allen Homann). Cost is $10 per person. RSVP to the Lee County Extension office by January 10: 979-542-2753
VMS: AT: AgriLife Sponsored, describe training in description box; up to 4 hours total

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, January 16, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be an Introduction, presented by MN Kathy Lester
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, January 23, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Grasslands and Range Management, presented by Tim Siegmund
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, January 30, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Mammals, presented by Chris Harper, and Pollen Trackers, presented by Daniel Katz with UT Medical School in Austin
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, February 6, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Ornithology, presented by Marsha May
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event: February Chapter Meeting
Date:  Thursday, February 13, Potluck meal at 6:00 pm, program following
Where: Hermit Haus, 411 West Main Street in Cameron
Details: Dr. Alston Thoms, TAMU Archeologist, will present a program about the original peoples who occupied the land around the Rancheria Grande.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Meeting, VT for meeting, Hospitality if appropriate

Event: Mother Earth News Fair
Date: February 15-16, 2020
Where: Bell County Exposition Building, 301 W Loop 21, Belton
Details: For more information visit https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/texas/
VMS: AT for topics related to MN goals and mission

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, February 20, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Ecosystems, presented by Billie Lambert
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, February 27, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Plants and Grasses, presented by Dale Kruse
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event: Native Plant Society of Texas Spring Symposium
Date: Saturday, February 29
Where: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin
Details: Cost is $60 ($50 for members); includes light breakfast, box lunch, and access to Wildflower Center. Doors open at 8 am. For more information or to register visit https://npsot.org/wp/story/2019/12026/
VMS: AT: By Conservation Partnership Agencies

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Water Management, presented by Doug Box
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event: March Chapter Meeting
Date: March 12, Dinner Speakers 6 – 7 pm (members, please come early to be seated with your potluck meal for the talk at 6 pm; Donna will be at facility at 5 pm for any set-up and preparation). Chapter meeting will follow presentation.
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St. in Cameron
Details: Program: Houston Toad Ecology and Conservation. Speakers TPWD State Herpetologist Dr. Paul Crump and Conservation Initiatives Specialist Dr. Elizabeth Bates will give an overview of the life, history and ecology of the rare and elusive Houston toad, where they are found and how to find them (if people work hard and get really lucky!), as well as what TPWD and partners are doing to help this species recover and what Texans can do to help. Questions: contact Joyce Conner, joyce@conner.net.
VMS: AT: Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) or TMN Sponsored, VT for meeting, Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, March 19, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Soils, presented by Jake Mowrer
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, March 26, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Entomology, presented by Wizzie Brown
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

Event:  Master Naturalist Class
Date:  Thursday, April 2, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where:   The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details:  Program will be Wildscapes, presented by MN Donna Lewis and MN Kathy Lester
VMS: AT: New Class Training Sessions: Training and Educating Others-Direct. VT Hospitality if appropriate.

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