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  • permit | Capital Area Master Naturalists
    00 to 1 00 Jim O Donnell guided a group on a Bull Creek Preserve permit hike He told us about the history of the preserve and ongoing efforts to maintain and enhance this important habitat for the endangered Golden Cheeked Warbler and Black Capped Vireo explaining the process of capturing and banding birds to monitor their success and dispersal He talked about bird mammal and invertebrate species that have been observed in the preserve and pointed out many native plant species telling stories of their historical uses He also identified invasive non native species describing the Sisyphean efforts to keep them under control He showed us the upturned soil where feral hogs had been rooting Noting the damage that has been done when people create adventitious trails that exacerbate the erosion problem Jim observed that although it looks rugged this land is really quite fragile To learn more about Bull Creek Preserve and the entry permit visit the Bull Creek Eco Web Stump of a 300 year old cedar tree Another view of the creek and 360 Jim s toolkit for bird banding Island and waterfall Pink anemone Nolina texana or beargrass basket grass but not a grass Nolina lindheimeriana also known as Devil s Shoestring Share this Facebook Twitter Email Like this Like Loading austin water bcp biologist endangered species hike permit wildland conservation division Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship education and outreach Connect Blog Facebook Twitter Flickr View capitalareamasternaturalists s profile on Facebook View CapAreaMN s profile on Twitter Upcoming Events May 5 Thu 2016 6 45 pm CAMN Board Meeting CAMN Board Meeting May 5 6 45 pm 8 45 pm Share this FacebookTwitterEmailLike this Like Loading May 25 Wed 2016 6 30 pm May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center

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  • At the Vireo Preserve | Capital Area Master Naturalists
    was devastated by years of goat grazing before it became part of BCP Volunteers have planted natives that are beneficial to wildlife for example Carolina Buckthorn Chile Pequin and Gregg s Blue Mistflower Some of the transplants Big Red Sage Canyon Mock Orange and Sycamore leaf Snowbell for example are rare All of the new transplants are protected with wire cages to give them a start in life before they are released to fend for themselves against the deer that forage through the land Volunteers create swales and berms to retain rainfall allowing it to infiltrate or channel into karst features to replenish the aquifer Terry Southwell our own superstar Master Naturalist noted that partly due to good land management the stream that runs through the preserve did not go dry all summer One day we removed patches of King Ranch Bluestem an invasive grass and another day we collected seeds of liatris and senna that grow there to sow on the newly created berms and in bare patches in the preserve As we work we hear the chips and calls of cardinals and occasionally see a flash of red in the evergreen sumac Every workday is also an occasion to learn more about the habitat Jim took us on a walk through the woods naming various plant species Texas Red Oak Escarpment Black Cherry Flame leaf Sumac Silktassel and describing the barren state of the hillsides before he and other volunteers created the many berms and swales that now host a great variety of flourishing natives He showed us the structure that was used to catch the cowbirds that were causing a sharp decline in the vireo population and explained how the cowbirds were caught A story in itself The Vireo Preserve and the company are always delightful and

    Original URL path: http://camn.org/2016/01/03/at-the-vireo-preserve/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Terry Southwell… Outstanding Service | Capital Area Master Naturalists
    Insects Herps Restoration Rehab Fire Class Graduation Resources Links and Documents Volunteer Opportunities What Counts Board Meeting Minutes Texas Master Naturalist Program Volunteer Guidelines Calendar Log In Search for Member News Partners Terry Southwell Outstanding Service November 9 2015 President On Friday November 6 City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler proclaimed the day Wildland Conservation Volunteer Day and presented CAMN member Terry Southwell with the proclamation On Saturday Terry was recognized as Austin Water s Wildland Conservation Division Volunteer of the Year for his regular contributions to habitat restoration stewardship and outreach on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserves BCP and Water Quality Protection Land WQPL preserves We are proud of Terry and his contributions both to the city and to the Texas Master Naturalist Program Terry Southwell recognized as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Austin Water s Wildland Conservation Division Interim Director Kevin Thuesen and Volunteer Coordinator Cait McCann share in the appreciation here Share this Facebook Twitter Email Like this Like Loading Related Post navigation Previous Post Can we borrow your old curriculum Next Post Class of 2016 Orientation Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship education and outreach Connect Blog Facebook Twitter Flickr View capitalareamasternaturalists s profile on Facebook View CapAreaMN s profile on Twitter Upcoming Events May 5 Thu 2016 6 45 pm CAMN Board Meeting CAMN Board Meeting May 5 6 45 pm 8 45 pm May 25 Wed 2016 6 30 pm May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May 25 6 30 pm 8 00 pm Come hear Sharlene Leurig Project Director Texas Environmental Flows Sharlene works with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment The Nature Conservancy National Wildlife Federation Ducks Unlimited and the Harte Research Institute to

    Original URL path: http://camn.org/2015/11/09/terry-southwell-outstanding-service/ (2016-05-02)
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  • News & Things | Capital Area Master Naturalists | Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship, education and outreach. | Page 2
    up and help out I contacted the President attended a Board meeting as a guest and found myself volunteering to organize field trips It was that easy The last two years on the Board has been a lot of fun I have met many friendly people seen dedicated leadership had the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to CAMN s success Never left to sink or swim CAMN is flush with experienced members including former leaders always ready to help a new Board member be successful I would like to encourage any CAMN member to consider joining the CAMN board and help us continue to flourish Think of all the positives Great snacks at Board meetings Enjoy Harry Miller s stories Meaningful public service for your resume not joking buff it up at CAMN Contact the Nominating Committee Marc Opperman president camn org or Mark Wilson field trips camn org and let us know how you want to help out Share this Facebook Twitter Email Like this Like Loading Board of Directors Officers of CAMN October 22 2015 Jeri Porter After completing my training in 2002 I joined the volunteer hour approval committee to learn more about the process During 2004 I assisted with the curriculum committee the committee chair person relocated to another city and I was asked to fill those shoes Having no clue about how to handle this responsibility I blindly took charge selected chairs for unfilled spots and marched forward We had a great year of training then in 2005 I was asked to do a repeat performance With that experience I was able to guide an enhanced group of training leaders and we had a wonderful year of training This lead to filling the President s position in 2006 Baptism by fire sometimes works wonders I had no experience for these positions but had some wonderful mentors and great trainers from which to choose All of those people gave me the inspiration to become totally immersed in the natural world and have never looked back I have been inspired by great teachers by people who give willingly of their time and talents by opening a new world to those who just need a little nudging to seek out the wonders of the natural world My life has been greatly enriched through my association with the Master Naturalist program and I cannot imagine my life without those contacts I have made and nurtured Only through volunteering and offering what knowledge I have has it been possible for me to grow into the person I am today I would not trade those experiences for anything and I would like to encourage any of you who can consider taking a position on the board to do so I can tell you from experience that you will gain three fold over what you will give Share this Facebook Twitter Email Like this Like Loading Class of 2016 Training 2016 Class Acceptance has been decided October 12 2015 President

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  • News & Things | Capital Area Master Naturalists | Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship, education and outreach. | Page 7
    Insects Herps Restoration Rehab Fire Class Graduation Resources Links and Documents Volunteer Opportunities What Counts Board Meeting Minutes Texas Master Naturalist Program Volunteer Guidelines Calendar Log In Search for Class of 2015 2015 Class Orientation Presentations November 21 2014 President 2015 s class orientation presentations httpv youtu be vX4saLMivcA And httpv www youtube com watch v qZdMp7VIYag feature youtu be Share this Facebook Twitter Email Like this Like Loading Posts navigation Previous 1 6 7 Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship education and outreach Connect Blog Facebook Twitter Flickr View capitalareamasternaturalists s profile on Facebook View CapAreaMN s profile on Twitter Upcoming Events May 5 Thu 2016 6 45 pm CAMN Board Meeting CAMN Board Meeting May 5 6 45 pm 8 45 pm Share this FacebookTwitterEmailLike this Like Loading May 25 Wed 2016 6 30 pm May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May 25 6 30 pm 8 00 pm Come hear Sharlene Leurig Project Director Texas Environmental Flows Sharlene works with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment The Nature Conservancy National Wildlife Federation Ducks Unlimited and the Harte Research Institute to

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  • Calendar | Capital Area Master Naturalists
    Counts Board Meeting Minutes Texas Master Naturalist Program Volunteer Guidelines Calendar Log In Search for Calendar This calendar will not usually contain volunteer opportunities CAMN members can find those in the emailed Weekly Reader or in the Member Pages area For more information please contact the Volunteer Opportunities chairperson Categories Advanced Training Events and Meetings Volunteer Opportunities Tags amy sugeno camn ecotherapy monthly meeting public txmn Agenda Agenda Day Month Week May 2016 May 2016 Collapse All Expand All May 25 Wed 2016 May Monthly Meeting Keeping the Water Flowing Our Desired Future Austin Nature and Science Center May 25 6 30 pm 8 00 pm Come hear Sharlene Leurig Project Director Texas Environmental Flows Sharlene works with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment The Nature Conservancy National Wildlife Federation Ducks Unlimited and the Harte Research Institute to find and purchase water for the environment in the state of Texas In 2014 she began producing stories for Our Desired Future a multimedia project to educate Texans on the interconnections between water above and below ground and what Texans can do to keep water flowing for future generations http texaslivingwaters org environmental flows Like this Like Loading Read more

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  • CAMN Board Meeting | Capital Area Master Naturalists
    Links and Documents Volunteer Opportunities What Counts Board Meeting Minutes Texas Master Naturalist Program Volunteer Guidelines Calendar Log In Search for CAMN Board Meeting Leave a comment Calendar Add to Calendar Add to Timely Calendar Add to Google Add to Outlook Add to Apple Calendar Add to other calendar Export to XML When July 7 2016 6 45 pm 8 45 pm Repeats 2016 07 07T18 45 00 05 00 2016 07 07T20 45 00 05 00 Where Austin Nature Science Center 2389 Stratford Dr Austin TX 78746 United States Events and Meetings Related This post was replicated from another site s calendar feed Post navigation Previous Post February Chapter Meeting Next Post TPWD Herps of Texas Workshop You must log in to post a comment Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship education and outreach Connect Blog Facebook Twitter Flickr View capitalareamasternaturalists s profile on Facebook View CapAreaMN s profile on Twitter Upcoming Events May 5 Thu 2016 6 45 pm CAMN Board Meeting CAMN Board Meeting May 5 6 45 pm 8 45 pm May 25 Wed 2016 6 30 pm May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature

    Original URL path: http://camn.org/event/camn-board-meeting-2123/?instance_id=4593 (2016-05-02)
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  • Register | Capital Area Master Naturalists
    Soils Texacology Weather Archaeology Hydrology 2015 Hydrology Class Photos Birds Spiders Botany Insects Herps Restoration Rehab Fire Class Graduation Resources Links and Documents Volunteer Opportunities What Counts Board Meeting Minutes Texas Master Naturalist Program Volunteer Guidelines Calendar Log In Search for Register Register For This Site Username E mail Password Confirm Password Log In Lost Password Share this Facebook Twitter Email Like this Like Loading Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship education and outreach Connect Blog Facebook Twitter Flickr View capitalareamasternaturalists s profile on Facebook View CapAreaMN s profile on Twitter Upcoming Events May 5 Thu 2016 6 45 pm CAMN Board Meeting CAMN Board Meeting May 5 6 45 pm 8 45 pm Like this Like Loading May 25 Wed 2016 6 30 pm May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May Monthly Meeting Keeping th Austin Nature and Science Center May 25 6 30 pm 8 00 pm Come hear Sharlene Leurig Project Director Texas Environmental Flows Sharlene works with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment The Nature Conservancy National Wildlife Federation Ducks Unlimited and the Harte Research Institute to find Continue reading May Monthly Meeting Keeping the Water Flowing Our Desired

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