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.

 

Jan
26
Sun
2020
Brackenridge Field Lab Bird Survey
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Brackenridge Field Lab Bird Survey
Sunday, January 26th | 9:00 to 11:30am
2907 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin 78703

Please join your fellow CAMN members for a bird survey on the Brackenridge Field Lab bird survey on Sunday.  Meet   in the parking lot in front of the main building a bit before 9:00am.  Contact Cheryl McGrath with questions. Bring binoculars, water and dress for the weather. The hike may be on uneven terrain and will last about 2.5 hours. Birders of all levels of experience welcome!
VMS Category:  FR, Field Research Brackenridge Field Lab

Land Stewardship on WQPL
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Land Stewardship on WQPL
Saturday, January 25th | 10:00am to noon at Maxwell
Sunday, January 26th | 10:00am to noon on Onion Creek

Stewardship on the Water Quality Protection Lands is done to establish strong, native grasslands that improve water quality and quantity in the Barton Springs recharge zone. Tasks may include harvesting seeds from native grassland species, spreading seeds, removing invasive species, managing brush, planting, or other restoration activities.
VMS category:  RM, Resource Maintenance (In Area)

Register on the Austin Wildlands Division activities page to receive instructions and directions to these events.

Jan
29
Wed
2020
CAMN Chapter Meeting @ Austin Nature and Science Center
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
8
Sat
2020
Conservation Days at Lost Pines
Feb 8 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Pines Scout Reservation is a 541 acre tract in the Bastrop area Lost Pines ecotone.  Help restore and conserve this unique ecosystem while working with the next generation of conservationists and naturalists.   Volunteers are needed to help lead projects, work with youth removing invasive and encroachment species, install erosion control, reduce soil compaction and other habitat restoration measures.   We will meet at 8:15am in the main parking area for a short safety briefing and then head out to the work site.  Please bring weather appropriate clothes, gloves, water and a snack, sunscreen and hat, safety glasses and sturdy shoes.   We will return to the cars by 12 noon and then participants can go eat lunch (bring your own) at our nature pavilion (someday to be a full building) or head home.   After 1p.m. we will have Leave No Trace activities or training and a monthly bioblitz.  Volunteers are welcome to stay for the afternoon activities.  Please email Jessica Snider if you wish to help.
VMS Category: RM (In Area)

Feb
9
Sun
2020
Winter Birding at Louis Rene Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary
Feb 9 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Winter Birding at Louis Rene Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary
Sunday, January 12th   | 7:30 — 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, February 9th   | 7:30 — 11:30 a.m.

Join City of Austin Park Rangers for an exclusive tour of this little-seen City preserve! Louis Rene Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, formerly Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, is a nature preserve in northeast Austin on the north shore of Lake Walter E. Long. About 250 acres of critically endangered Blackland Prairie habitat are preserved here, and the meeting of grassland and lacustrine habitat make for truly spectacular winter birding. We’ll have the chance to see sparrows, raptors, waterfowl, and much more.
Be prepared for cold weather (or not) and lots of walking. Participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars, field guides, etc.

Participation is limited to 16. If you’d like to attend, please email Park Ranger Owen Moorhead.

CAMN Annual Awards Banquet @ LCRA Redbud Center
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Redbud Center
3601 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703

Join your fellow Master Naturalists for the festivities which will include a silent auction, a pot-luck lunch, a presentation and news, reviews and awards.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
Texas Amphibian Watch
Feb 15 @ 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm

Saturday, February 15th | 6:20
Berry Springs Preserve, Georgetown, TX

Monitor the abundance levels of amphibians by identifying species by call or sight.  Collect data and photograph and record amphibians.  Each watch is about an hour long.  Click this link for contact information and directions to the location.
VMS Category:  FR, Field Research (In Area)

Mar
7
Sat
2020
Conservation Days at Lost Pines
Mar 7 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm

Lost Pines Scout Reservation is a 541 acre tract in the Bastrop area Lost Pines ecotone.  Help restore and conserve this unique ecosystem while working with the next generation of conservationists and naturalists.   Volunteers are needed to help lead projects, work with youth removing invasive and encroachment species, install erosion control, reduce soil compaction and other habitat restoration measures.   We will meet at 8:15am in the main parking area for a short safety briefing and then head out to the work site.  Please bring weather appropriate clothes, gloves, water and a snack, sunscreen and hat, safety glasses and sturdy shoes.   We will return to the cars by 12 noon and then participants can go eat lunch (bring your own) at our nature pavilion (someday to be a full building) or head home.   After 1p.m. we will have Leave No Trace activities or training and a monthly bioblitz.  Volunteers are welcome to stay for the afternoon activities.  Please email Jessica Snider if you wish to help.
VMS Category: RM (In Area)

Mar
12
Thu
2020
CAMN Board Meeting @ Austin Nature and Science Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
25
Wed
2020
CAMN Chapter Meeting @ Austin Nature and Science Center
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Central Texas volunteers devoted to ecological stewardship, education and outreach.