We are so proud of our eighteen new volunteers in the Longleaf Ridge Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists! It was a fun class, and we have gained a great deal of talent. … [Read more...] about Congratulations Class of 2019!
Class of 2019
We had eleven hikers for the field trip to the historical E. O. Siecke State Forest on May 25th. Originally called State Forest #1, the original 1,722 acres were acquired in 1924 and much of the property was cut over and severely burned. Reforestation began immediately. An additional adjacent … [Read more...] about Siecke State Forest Field Trip
A group of our hardcore students and veterans braved the weather forecast this morning and ventured out to Five Mile Prairie for the second field trip of the 2019 Class. As the caravan arrived, the weather was gloomy but the raindrops had not began to fall yet. As we headed out, the ground … [Read more...] about Five Mile Prairie in the Rain
The first field trip for the Class of 2019 was a fun adventure and provided many learning opportunities. Arriving at the site, everyone immediately noticed that the entire area had been subjected to a control burn just days earlier, and was still smoldering in some places. Students saw first hand … [Read more...] about Boykin Springs Fun & Learning
We will be starting a new class for Master Naturalists on March 19th, 2019. The classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 6-9 at the dining hall at Martin Dies Jr. State Park for approximately 16 weeks. The cost of the class is $140 per person (the price for couples is discounted some). The course … [Read more...] about Longleaf Ridge Master Naturalist Training Class