Tag Archives: Stephen F. Austin State Park

Stephen F. Austin State Park Workday

VMS opportunity: Stephen F Austin State Park The chapter will be having a work morning at the SFA Wildscape Pollinator Garden beginning at 7:30AM on Thursday June 27. Please feel free to come out anytime. I imagine we will conclude by 11:00. Tasks at hand will be to clean out the dead spring flowers and get more native perennials in the ground. We will also address the irrigation system, current and planned. Meet at the job site in front of park headquarters. Happy Trails! Tom Shaughnessy Texas Master… Read More →

Stephen F. Austin State Park Workday

VMS opportunity: Stephen F. Austin State Park Volunteer hands and minds are invited to volunteer at Stephen F. Austin State Park on Thursday, May 30 at 8:30AM. If you are interested in working and learning please feel free to come out. Thursday’s plan is to continue to replace the temporary native ground cover with more permanent woody perennials. We will also hope to be adding to the existing temporary irrigation system and begin planning for phase 2 of the project which will include a rainwater collection system and… Read More →

Stephen F. Austin Pollinator Garden Workday

VMS opportunity: Stephen F. Austin State Park The chapter is working on phase 2 of the SFA SP Wildscape Pollinator Garden project. We left off last Fall with a prepared bed and defined areas in which to populate with the wildscape features (emphasis pollinators). The the metal edging is in so it is time to put in the gravel and stepping stones. Park volunteer Dennis will be hauling the gravel to the site with the tractor loader. Next will be to plot the plants and hardscape locations. Many of… Read More →

TMN-GLC youth education in the press spotlight

TMN-GLC youth education is in full swing in the upcoming months. Local newspapers featured two recent youth education programs presented by TMN-GLC members.  Third graders from Brenham Elementary enjoyed a presentation on eastern bluebirds by our own Carol Paulson and Jon Watkins. Coverage of the event was featured in the Brenham Banner Press online edition.  Another TMN-GLC team, led by Tom Shaughnessy, took 6th graders from Sealy I.S.D. for a “walk in the park” at Stephen F. Austin State Park. In addition to the Old 300 Survival Hike,… Read More →

Stephen F. Austin State Park – Sealy ISD 6th grade visit

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS category: Educational Group Presentation Our chapter has been asked to host a learning event for Sealy ISD 6th graders on January 23, 2019. We will be setting up a series of learning stations that the students will rotate through in 20-minute increments. More details to be provided as the event planning progresses.  Please contact Tom Shaughnessy if you can help for the day.  

Stephen F. Austin State Park – First Day Hike

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS category: Stephen F. Austin State Park Join Tom Shaughnessy in leading a First Day Hike at Stephen F. Austin State Park. Celebrate the first day of the new year with time spent in nature.  Hikers should meet at the RV Park Restroom at 10:00 a.m. for an approximately 1 hour, 1.1 mile hike.  There is no admission charge for certified TMN members willing to assist in interpreting and answering questions on the hike. Please check in at park HQ. 

Stephen F. Austin State Park Workday

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS category: Stephen F. Austin State Park Volunteers are needed to work on staging materials for the pollinator garden beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Tom will be leading a nature hike from 10:30 – 11:30 if you are interested in joining. Meet at the restrooms on the RV loop.  For more information, contact Tom Shaughnessy.

Stephen F. Austin State Park Workday

Volunteer opportunity: VMS category: Stephen F. Austin State Park It’s been awhile since the group’s been out to SFA SP to do prep the area for planting. Many thanks to all who have been stopping by to weed and water. It won’t be long until the weather will allow us to begin some planting. That said I would like to begin the final bed prep. On Thursday, September 13, 8:00 AM we’ll meet up at park HQ and install the metal edging and bring in the gravel. I’m… Read More →

North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Survey

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS Category: Citizen Science other, enter NABA Butterfly Survey in text box This year’s North America Butterfly Survey for the Brazos River region will start at Stephen F. Austin State Park’s Headquarters building at 9:30AM.  Fellow Master Naturalist and educator David Henderson is again leading the group. After surveying the park upland and bottomland river areas we usually head over to the State Historic Site area and decide where to go from there.  They ask for a $3.00 donation for the NABA and park entrance fees are $5.00…. Read More →

Stephen F. Austin State Park – Weed & Feed Workday

Volunteer Opportunity: VMS Category: Stephen F. Austin State Park Howdy! We have decided to hold off until this Fall and Spring 2019 to do the major planting on the garden at SFA SP. In the meantime we will be weeding and then sowing the bed with a native wildflower seed mix to establish a bit of ground cover until planting can resume.  We will be meeting Thursday, July 12 at 8:00AM for the activity. I suspect we’ll be able to knock it out in short time.  Perhaps early enough to take a… Read More →