Welcome Spring Class of 2016!

Your Gulf Coast Master Naturalist Chapter wishes you all the best on your exciting journey - we look forward to meeting you at future Chapter meetings and volunteer opportunities!

Please let us know how we can help you!



Chapter News

  • March Chapter Meeting - Ivory-billed Woodpecker Please join us at the March meeting of the Gulf Coast Texas Master Naturalist chapter to learn more about the history and ecology of critically endangered Ivory-billed Woodpeckers.Edward Craven, Gulf Coast Chapter Master Naturalist will be our speaker.  Edward is the volunteer chair and volunteer stewardship chair at Armand Bayou Nature Center and a Fall 2015 graduate of the master naturalist program.John James Audubon wrote about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker more than any other bird. He noted that Ivory-billed Woodpeckers were most numerous along Houston's forested bayous than anywhere in the Southeast.In 2005, Mr. Craven was selected by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to join the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Recovery Team. His duties included ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2016, 4:11 AM by Mary Waters
  • February Chapter Meeting - Red Imported Fire Ants On Thursday, February 4th Dr. Paul Nester with Texas Agrilife in Conroe presented on the control of red imported fire ants.  He covered:Integrated pest management (IPM) and how it relates to the management of the red imported fire ant;the history of the introduction of the fire ant and why it remains a pest;the life cycle of the fire ant and why it is important to the management of this pest; andvarious management strategies.Dr. Nester earned a BS Degree in Plant Pathology with Entomology minor and an MS degree in Crop Physiology from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, with a Minor in Entomology from Louisiana State University ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2016, 6:21 PM by Mary Waters
  • Buffalo Bayou Park Tours On January 23rd, Alisa Kline and Steve Brennen led a well researched dry run of the proposed monthly (3rd Saturday of the month) natural history walking tour within Eleanor Tinsley Park, including Tapley Tributary.  These tours will be advertised for the public and will be successful with Chapter member support.  Two leaders per tour are recommended and volunteers will be sought.  The first public tour is scheduled for February 20th.  Please contact Alisa.Kline if you would like to participate.
    Posted Feb 6, 2016, 6:32 PM by Mary Waters
  • Potential Volunteer Opportunity - Mont Belvieu City Park TPW Game Warden Patricia Vannoy is organizing a mini-exposition at Mont Belview City Park in Mont Belvieu, Texas from noon - 5:00 p.m. on April 23rd, and she would like our help.  There is an opportunity for us to have a booth at the event, plus she'd like some volunteers to help out in various capacities.  More information will be forthcoming and will be posted.
    Posted Jan 8, 2016, 7:40 PM by Mary Waters
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