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Mid-Coast Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist

Here in the Coastal Bend, the eastern ecozone meets the western, the Gulf of Mexico meets the Coastal Prairies, and the Live Oak Savannah of east Texas meets the Tamaulipan Thorn Scrub of south Texas. We are at the heart of the Central Flyway for migratory birds and butterflies, where flocks fuel up for their fall trip to Central America and resupply on their spring trip back north. This confluence of ecologies creates an area of great biodiversity in which Mid-Coast Chapter Texas Master Naturalists learn, volunteer, and play.

Breaking News!

The next MCTMN chapter meeting is August 10 at the new  Powderhorn Wildlife Management Area, which is not open to the public. The first event of the day is an optional iNaturalist bioblitz to assist TPWD in documenting flora and fauna on the Powderhorn, followed by a presentation by the manager and our regular business meeting. Details

Green anole on Pride of Barbados - join button
White and brown pelicans - train button
Fiery skipper butterfly - volunteer button
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— From Our Postings —

Volunteers prepare the net to capture red knots.
Volunteering for Red Knots
For non-birders, a Red Knot is a small shorebird. It breeds in the Arctic, and can winter as far south
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Fennessey Vegetation Survey 2019
Fennessey Vegetation Survey
MCTMN'ers have been working with the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve since 2009 to survey vegetation on the Fennessey Ranch
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Mid-Coast Chapter members help Keep Aransas County Beautiful plant native plants at the city signs
Rockport Native Plantings
Mid-Coast Master Naturalists, along with volunteers from Keep Aransas County Beautiful and Native Dave Sustainable Landscape Solutions, planted natives at
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Our Mission:
To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Membership in the Mid-Coast Chapter Texas Master Naturalist
is open to qualifying individuals regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.