Chapter Resources

Know your Mid-Coast Chapter Members—Class photos
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For ideas on how to talk with people about Texas Master Naturalist and why they would enjoy joining our Mid-Coast Chapter, see the “Coffee-pot Talks” created by Chapter member Anita Brunsting. If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint versions so you can modify them to give your own perspective, contact Anita.

Resource People

To volunteer as a Resource Person on any topic, contact Kris Kirkwood to be listed on this page.

Contact Us and we will put you in touch with the best person to help you with your identification  or presentation needs.


Bird ID—Ray Little
Reptile ID—Craig McIntyre
Amphibian ID—Craig McIntyre
Insect ID—Paul Meredith
Plant ID—Ernie Schertz or Kris Kirkwood
Trees: ID, diseases, pruning, selection for landscapes—Ron Smudy
Grasses of the Coastal Bend—Ray Kirkwood


Chapter members can speak to groups on these topics:

Alligators—Norm Hirsch
Birds of the Coastal Bend—
Box Turtles—
Coastal Bend Geology—
Drift Seeds/Sea Beans—Sam Burnett
Grasses of the Coastal Bend—Ray Kirkwood
Indians of the Coastal Bend—
Infectious Disease Information for Naturalists—Earl Matthew
Invasive Plants—Kris Kirkwood
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles—Clark Williams
Mammals of the Coastal Bend—
Mollusks—Linda Serrill
Native Plants—Ernie Schertz, Ellen Reisinger, or Kris Kirkwood
Plastic Pollution in Marine Environments—Phil Wildfang
Reptiles—Craig McIntyre
Sea Turtles—Ray Kirkwood
Trees—Ron Smudy
Whooping Cranes—Ray Kirkwood

Fauna Identification & Field Trip Guide

The handy guide written by Norman Hirsch, Certified Texas Master Naturalist

Native Flora, Fauna, & Wildscape Resources

Plant Lists

Invasive Plants & Resources

Wildlife Rehabilitators

Port Aransas: Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) 361-749-6793
Rockport-Fulton: Wings Rescue Center, 361-229-5484
Bay City Area: Cherie Allen, 979-245-4392
Corpus Christi: Texas Sealife Center, Amanda Terry, 281-455-0477
Wildlife Rehabilitators by County

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