We feature speakers from nature-related professions who present science-based programs on topics important to the Texas Hill Country. Our meetings are interesting and informative – there’s always something to learn.
Our meetings usually occur on fourth Mondays, excluding August and December. A few meetings are members only events, like our class reception and chapter parties.
Regular monthly meetings are held at the UGRA Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Street near downtown Kerrville. Socializing at 6:15p.m. Chapter business at 6:45. Presentation begins at 7:00p.m. Check our home page and calendar for speakers and topics.
Want to know what we learned each month? Here’s a listing of chapter meeting speakers and their topics from 2003 to present.
This Month’s Meeting >> Monday 26 November
Volunteer Opportunities in Wildlife Management presented by Jeff Forman from TPWD Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Raised in West Texas where his dad instilled in him a lifelong love of wildlife, Jeff Forman is a thirteen-year Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife technician who lives and works on a 5300-acre wildlife management area. Jeff says, “It seems that all year long I have the privilege of working with birds, everything from trapping turkeys to checking nest boxes or telling someone about the bluebird family behind my house. I never tire of watching them. My wife and I live on the management area, together we have three kids and five grandchildren, so far only one of them has an interest in birds…”
Jeff will describe ongoing projects and future project plans at Mason Mountain, relay interesting facts about the Black-capped Vireo, and recount”confessions of a member of the worst birding team”.
Nest box monitor with description photos video and updates
Texas Horned Lizard project with photos video and updates and overview
Prairie dog reintroduction with photos video and update and overview
Micro Habitat project description with photos video and update
Nest box construction with photos
Planned projects for 2019:
Monarch butterfly we need to step up our efforts
Pollinators project brief description
Surveys for Black-capped Vireo, songbirds, (bird watching) my story about being the worst birder,
Surveys , deer- herd composition and spotlight
Banding Mourning dove
Black-capped Vireo nest monitor/ The BCV history explanation
We are open to other ideas and opportunities:
Prescribed fire demonstrations
Vegetation Identification by transect, workshop demos tours
Proposition 11 projects
The monthly meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is free and open to the public. Please join us. Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville. Join us at 6:15 for a social half hour, chapter business at 6:45, speaker presentation begins at 7.
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- December – Annual Volunteer Recognition Event at YO Ranch Hotel