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Chapter Resource People

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To volunteer as a resource person or presenter on any topic, contact the webmaster to be listed on this page.


Bat ID – Sandra Lee
Bird ID – Brent Ortego, Bob Friedrichs
Reptile ID –
Amphibian ID –
Insect ID –
Plant ID – Ernie Schertz, Kris Kirkwood
Trees: ID, diseases, pruning, selection – Ron Smudy
Grasses of the Coastal Bend – Ray Kirkwood

Member Publications

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Karen Benson’s Nature Blog
MCTMN photos on Flickr
MCTMN Facebook group
Chapter Archives
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Neighboring TMN Chapters

South Texas Chapter–Nueces, Kleberg, & Kenedy
Cradle of Texas Chapter–Brazoria
Coastal Prairie Chapter–Wharton
Gideon Lincecum Chapter–Colorado

All TMN Chapters


Chapter members can speak to groups on these topics:

Aldo Leopold & the Leopold Foundation – Brigid Berger
Archaeology: Shell Middens – Debbie Griffith
Bats – Cathy Koenig
Birds or Birding: Birds of the Coastal Bend, Backyard Birds of the Mid-Texas Coast, Birding 101, Bird Behavior, Migration – Brigid Berger
Butterfly Anatomy & Life Cycle – Brigid Berger
Coastal Wetlands – Brigid Berger
Cranes of the World – Brigid Berger
Drift Seeds/Sea Beans
Geology of the Coastal Bend – Greg Simmons
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 Bees – Brigid Berger
Native Plants
– Ernie Schertz or Kris Kirkwood
Plastic Pollution in Marine Environments
Pollinators – Brigid Berger
Sea Turtles – Brigid Berger, Ray Kirkwood
Trees – Ron Smudy
Whooping Cranes – Liz Smith, Ray Kirkwood

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