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 the webmaster.

Resource People

To volunteer as a Resource Person on any topic, contact the webmaster 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—Brent Ortego, Bob Friedrichs
Reptile ID—
Amphibian ID—
Insect ID—
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:

Aldo Leopold & the Leopold Foundation—Brigid Berger
Alligators—Norm Hirsch
Birds of the Coastal Bend: Backyard Birds of the Mid-Texas Coast—Brigid Berger
Birding: Birding 101, Bird Behavior, or Migration—Brigid Berger
Butterfly Anatomy & Life Cycle—Brigid Berger
Coastal Wetlands—Brigid Berger
Cranes of the World—Brigid Berger
Drift Seeds/Sea Beans—Sam Burnett
Grasses of the Coastal Bend—Ray Kirkwood
Indians of the Coastal Bend—
Invasive Plants—Kris Kirkwood
Mammals of the Coastal Bend—
Mollusks/Seashells—Brigid Berger
Native Plants—Ernie Schertz or Kris Kirkwood
Plastic Pollution in Marine Environments—Phil Wildfang
Sea Turtles—Brigid Berger, 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: Amos 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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