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.
El Camino Real Chapter
Event: Milano Junction Memorial Garden Work Day
Date: Monday, March 15, 8:30 am
Where: Milano Junction Memorial Garden, next to the Post Office in Milano (320 E Ave E, Milano)
Details: Come help care for the garden! Bring garden gloves and any garden tools you think you may need. For more information, contact Sandra Dworaczyk at 512-455-6281.
VMS: VE: Nature Improvements Public Areas; note the specifics in the “Service Performed” text box.
Event: Let’s Get Outside! Do some Belly Botany!
Details: Monique’s presentatione at the ECR chapter meeting Thursday night was perfectly timed to encourage us to get outside and observe all the tiny wildflowers now popping up across the county. This week, take photos of at least five species of spring wildflowers and upload them to Naturalist.org. In the observation notes, enter “ECRTMN Belly Botany Activity”. If you are not a member of iNat, now is a great time to join!
When: At your convenience
Where: Your decision.
VMS: Depends on the suitability of your location for TMN V.E. credit and your level of involvement in sharing wildflower observations via iNaturalist. Or,you may share your thoughts and photos in an ECR chapter blog.
Cit. Sci – All TPWD Nature Trackers and iNaturalist Observations and/or Community Outreach – Indirect
Event: Project FeederWatch 2020-21
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020 to Friday, April 9, 2021
Details: It’s not too late to join and participate! See https://feederwatch.org/about/
The project always starts on the second Saturday of November and runs for 21 weeks. New participants will be able to log into online data entry and set up their count site after November 1. The last day to start a two-day count is Thursday, April 8.
VMS: Cit. Sci. Cornell / Audubon Projects: TMN Field Research
Event: Interactive Zoom Bird Class: Rat-a-tat-tat! Who’s That? Nature’s Drummers
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6-7pm
Details: Kristine Rivers with Birding for Fun is offering in-depth Zoom classes on various families of birds to accompany her Beginning Birding classes. They are approved for Advanced Training unless you have attended one of these presentations in the past two years. The cost is $10/person for general admission, and $9/person for TMN members. Register at https://birdingforfun.com/
VMS: AT: Webinars and note details
Event: POSGCD Earthkind Plants for Pollinators
Date: Friday, March 26, 3-5 pm
Details: This program will prepare you for planting season by talking about how to select native plants to attract pollinators and the benefits of doing so. This event will be held virtually so don’t forget to sign up to receive important email updates about how to access the class. To register, visit https://posgcd.org/event/
VMS: To Be Determined
Date: Thursday, April 8; socialize at 6:00 pm, program begins at 6:15 pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Details: Marsha May, TPWD Biologist, will present a program on frogs and toads.
VMS: AT: At a Chapter Mtg or Other Venue (describe training and list instructor name) AND VE: Administrative Work, Chapter Meeting