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Monthly 4th Saturday Volunteers’ Workday, 9am –  NOON NPAT-The Houston Chapter’s Volunteers’ Workday at Deer Park Prairie The Prairie will be…

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Prairies, Birds, and Pollinators Workshop!! Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.DO NOT MISS THIS! .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Prairie Facts

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Maddin Prairie Preserve

Size: 1,114 acres Ownership: Owned by NPAT. Donated by Alfred Maddin. Desiring to protect the prairie for future generations, Alfred Maddin donated Maddin Prairie Preserve to NPAT. Grants have funded several…
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Simpson Prairie

Size: 50 acres (out of 80 acres) Ownership: Owned by Mike and Marliss Williams with a conservation easement held by NPAT. After growing up in the area and learning about prairies, Mike remembered seeing…
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Nelson L. Wieting Prairie

Size: 17 acres Ownership: Owned by Nelson and Emiline Wieting with a conservation easement held by NPAT. The Wieting family conserved the family hay meadow for several generations, and Nelson and Emiline…
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Tanglewood Prairie

Size: 31 acres Ownership: Private. Owned by the Natural Area Preservation Association with a conservation easement held by NPAT. This 31-acre tract lies along St. Rt. 77 south of Tanglewood in northwestern…
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Lehmann Prairie

Size: 11 acres Ownership: Owned by Corrine (Lehmann) Dragoo with a conservation easement held by NPAT. Corrine (Lehmann) Dragoo's family conserved the family hay meadow for several generations, and Corrine…
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Riesel Prairie

Size: 5 acres Ownership: Owned by NPAT. Donated by Dr. Paul and Virginia Mezynski. Dr. Paul and Virginia Mezynski protected Riesel Prairie permanently for future generation by donating the prairie to NPAT.…
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Drews Prairie

Size: 4 acres Ownership: Owned by Ray E. and Nancy E. Drews with a conservation easement held by NPAT. The Drews family conserved the family hay meadow for several generations, and Ray E. and Nancy E.…
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Peters Prairie

Size: 4 acres Ownership: Owned by NPAT. Loueen Peters sold Peters Prairie to NPAT at a generous price. Peters Prairie is a tallgrass prairie remnant of the Blackland Prairie. Texas' Blackland Prairie is…
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Burleson Prairie

Burleson Prairie, a tallgrass prairie remnant and restoration in the Blackland Prairie. Bob and Mickey Burlesons' prairie includes over a hundred acres of restored and remnant Blackland Prairie, part of…
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Cibolo Nature Center Prairie

The Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne, TX protects a ~20 tallgrass prairie remnant in the Edwards Plateau ecoregion of Texas. Photos by Lisa and Jason Spangler.
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Clymer Meadow

Clymer Meadow, a Nature Conservancy preserve, remains one of the largest and most diverse remnants of the Blackland Prairie and one of the most scenic areas in North Central Texas. The Blackland Prairie…
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Save Texas Tallgrass Prairies

“I can sit on the porch before my door and see miles of the most beautiful prairie interwoven with groves of timber, surpassing, in my mind, the beauties of the sea. Think of seeing a tract of land on…
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Silveus' Dropseed Prairies of Northeast Texas

Photos by Lisa Spangler, Johnny Johnson, and Jason Spangler. In the north and east edges of the Blackland Prairie, a different type of soil helped create a different type of prairie. Sandier, low pH alfisol…
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Quebe Prairie

Quebe Prairie is a rare prairie remnant of the Blackland Prairie of Texas (in the Fayette Prairie part of the Blackland Prairie). Less that 1% of the tallgrass prairie remains, and very little of Texas'…
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Deer Park Prairie

A 51 acre example of one of the most endangered ecosystems and called a “platinum prairie” with over 300 native species of plants. Animals that live here include pocket gophers, three-toed box turtles,…
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Edmoore Creek

The Edmoore Creek conservation easements are made up of a combination of backwater swamp regularly receiving flood waters from Edmoore and Lake Fork Creeks and a Pleistocene terrace (flat). Hydrology is…
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Mary Talbot Prairie

Mary Talbot Prairie (formerly known as Godley Prairie) is a rare *Silveus’ dropseed prairie that NPAT was able to acquire through the efforts of numerous parties. Jason Singhurst, TPWD botanist and NPAT…
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Kirchoff Family Farm

Kirchoff Family Farm features three geologic formations—Leona Formation, Wellborn Formation, and Cadell Formation— and five soil mapping units—Coy clay loam, Buchel clay, Saspamco fine sandy loam,…
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