Texas Master Naturalists Serving Hood, Johnson, and Somervell Counties
The Rio Brazos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.
The logo of the Master Naturalist program is the Cyrano Darner (Nasiaeschna pentacantha). Newly certified members receive a pin of this dragonfly commemorating their first year of service in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Learn more about this large, strong dragonfly on the Texas Master Naturalist Program website.
We are growing!
The Rio Brazos Chapter recognized 13 new members at the first chapter meeting of 2023 in Granbury on January 5. New members received their first-year pins and certificates attesting to their having completed the requirements for recognition as a Certified Texas Master Naturalist.
The chapter provides services to Hood, Johnson, and Somervell Counties. Services include working with our partners to maintain natural areas in the three-county area and providing nature-related educational services and activities through events, schools (including homeschool programs), and speakers.
Explore our website to learn more.
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Upcoming . . .
CHANGED – Chapter Meeting. February 2, 2023, 6:30-8:00 PM, ZOOM ONLY due to weather. Members will receive Zoom link. Guests are welcome. Submit request using the “Contact Us” form on this website. “Orienteering” by Dave Moore is postponed to March meeting.
1st Saturday Bird Walk. February 4, 2023, 7:00-10:00 AM, Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury TX. No experience required. Come to learn, enjoy good company, and spend time outdoors. More information here.
Great Backyard Bird Count Bird Walks. February 18 & 19, 2023, 7:00-10:00 AM, Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury, TX. Dr. Billy Teels will lead the walks following the same format as ANC First Saturday Bird Walks. Public invited. More information here.
Great Backyard Bird Count Special Presentation: The Effects of Climate Change on Bird Distribution by Dr. Billy Teels. February 18, 2023, after the bird walk ~10:00 AM at Opal Durant Community Center (aka, Acton Library), 6430 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury, TX. More information here.