The class visits Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge

            What’s a class like for the Acadiana Master Naturalists? For the spring 2015 class, we were fortunate to get an insider’s look into the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge along Louisiana’s coast between Pecan Island and Grand Chenier. The overnight trip included lectures the first evening on coastal land loss, sea...

Q & A on AMN Active Member Requirements

Please refer to the Handbook for specifics on these matters. This Q & A list is intended to address basic questions about how to meet Active Status Requirements for 2016-2017. It covers: 1. Continuing Ed. 2. Volunteer Service 3. Logging Hours 4. Active Status Q: How many hours are required?...

Master Naturalist Application Form

Acadiana Master Naturalists Application Form   Applications are now OPEN for the Acadiana Master Naturalist 2019 program.  Applications will be CLOSED at 4:00pm December 31, 2018.  Please fill out the form below and submit it digitally.  Printable forms are available here:AMN Google Drive Application Form   For the AMN Birding application...

How to attract wildlife to your backyard

By Cheré Coen When I first moved into my home in the heart of Lafayette in 2004, the previous owners had landscaped the front to create curb appeal but the backyard was one giant lawn. To me, it was a blank canvas. I wanted to attract birds, butterflies, bugs and...

What is the Acadiana Master Naturalists Program

The Acadiana Master Naturalists Program is a unique opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all levels and 18 years and older to learn more about the ecological systems unique to Acadiana. Workshops are held in the spring usually beginning in January and ending with a Master Naturalist accreditation and graduation in...

Welcome!

We welcome you to Acadiana Master Naturalist. Whether you are here to visit or to learn more or to become a master naturalist, we are excited to share our knowledge and our love of all things in South Louisiana-and more. Our site is fluid-we’re always adding more information because, as...

Contact Us

Email Acadiana Master Naturalists: acadianamasternaturalist@gmail.com Email AMN-Birding: AMNBirding@gmail.com  

Local Resources

Natural Places and Organizations in Acadiana, Louisiana and Surrounding Areas     Acadiana Native Plant Project, http://greauxnative.org/ Acadiana Park Nature Station  http://www.naturestation.org/ Audubon Louisiana, http://la.audubon.org Bayou Vermilion District http://www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/ Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society, http://cajunprairie.org/ Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), http://www.crcl.org/ Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, Miss.  http://crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu/ Coutiere Forest, New Orleans http://neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/couturie-forest...