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.
Lights out for peak migration: Sept. 5 – Oct. 29, 11 pm – 6 am
Did you know 1 out of every 3 birds migrating through the U.S. this fall passes through Texas? Most migratory birds fly at night, meaning the bright lights of commercial and residential buildings attract and disorient birds. This distraction can cause collisions and leave birds vulnerable to threats on the ground. Take action to protect migrating birds by turning out all non-essential lights outside and inside from 11 pm – 6 am from August 15 – November 30, and especially during Peak Migration from September 5 – October 29. Learn more and sign up for bird migration alerts: https://tx.audubon.org/urbanconservation/lights-out-texas
Upcoming Public Events
Chapter Meeting. October 6, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM, Langdon Ranch, Granbury: Joe and Karen Langdon, chapter members and local landowners will talk about Turning the Langdon Ranch into a Conservation Easement. More details here.
Acton Nature Center Community Lecture Series. October 2, 4:00 PM, Opal Durant Acton Community Center, 6430 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury, TX (Acton). Pollinators and Natives: An Ancient Marriage. Explore the important relationship between pollinators and flowering plants and how to protect and create a biodiverse habitat in your yard. Featured speaker: Randy Johnson. More information here.
Discover Earth Science. October 15, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Acton Nature Center. A free come-and-go public event at Acton Nature Center, Saturday October 14, 10 AM – 2 PM. This is a family-friendly outdoor event with interactive exhibits and children’s activities. Learn about geology, soils, water, and atmosphere. Featured exhibits: Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District Water Education Module and Texas Agrilife Extension Stream Trailer. A guided tour of Acton Nature Center watersheds (with rocks, soils, water, and plant communities) will start at 11:30 AM. Event is presented by Texas Master Naturalist, Rio Brazos Chapter in recognition of Earth Science Week. Partners and Sponsors: Acton Nature Center, Hood County Development District #1, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. More information here.
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