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WORK MORNING at White Rock LakeSponsored by North Texas Master NaturalistsSaturday, beginning at 9:30 amMeetup at “Boy Scout Hill” at the…

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Wednesday from 8am-4pm Info on CEU hours, the day’s Agenda and RSVP via this link!

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HOW TURTLES FIT INTO THE PRAIRIE ECOSYSTEM by Eric C. Munsche, Research Ecologist HNPAT Program Meeting, Wednesday, 6:30pm The American Red Cross,

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April 21, 2018 - Dallas, TX

WORK MORNING at White Rock Lake

Sponsored by North Texas Master Naturalists

Saturday, beginning at 9:30 am

Meetup at “Boy Scout Hill” at the SW corner of Mockingbird and Buckner.

Plant identification, pulling of invasive Queen Anne’s lace, clean up trash as needed.

April 25, 2018 - Goliad, TX

Wednesday from 8am-4pm

Info on CEU hours, the day’s Agenda and RSVP via this link!

April 25, 2018 - Houston, TX

HOW TURTLES FIT INTO THE PRAIRIE ECOSYSTEM

by Eric C. Munsche, Research Ecologist

HNPAT Program Meeting, Wednesday, 6:30pm

The American Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098

Turtles are part of the prairie ecosystem too! As prairie people, we don’t always think about turtles!  Join Eric Munscher as he shares some interesting information on the several turtle species of the Gulf Coast prairie. All are welcome! 
Photo by Aaron Tuggle
Eric C. Munscher is currently with SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Houston. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Penn State University and his Masters of Science from the University of North Florida in 2007. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s – North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG).  Eric has been studying turtle populations in Florida and Texas springs for over 19 years. Eric is also a Florida Certified Gopher Tortoise Agent and has extensive experience in wetland delineation and threatened and endangered species surveys throughout the southeast and northeast regions. 

April 28, 2018 - Deer Park, TX

Spring Prairie Day &  TPWD’s City Nature Challenge Weekend

Saturday from 9am-2pm

(lunch starts at NOON)

Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve, 1222 E. Purdue Ln, Deer Park, TX 77536

Please REGISTER HERE so we’ll have enough lunch for all!

Your Host: Houston Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas

You don’t want to miss this fun day!
We’ll have an iNaturalist class
Come and see a land that looks much as it did in 1836, when the soldiers marched to the Battle of San Jacinto, less than 10 miles away.
enjoy the wildflowers and wildlife at Deer Park Prairie.
take a prairie walk and make some observations,
do some plant pressing to take a piece of the prairie home,
and share lunch! 

In an effort to help Houston win the City Nature Challenge we will be offering a short lesson on use of iNaturalist and will have plant walks and insect sweep netting.

For more information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call: 713-614-7033.
Please note: by attending this event, you will be placed on our Mailchimp list for the monthly HNPAT newsletter. You may unsubscribe at any time by scrolling to the bottom of the newsletter or by sending an .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to with subject “unsubscribe from HNPAT newsletter”.

May 1, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

“Landowner Assistance Programs” - Ms. Jamie Killian,

TPWD Biologist for Wilson & Karnes Counties

SA Chapter welcomes Ms. Killian to our Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, beginning at 7:00pm

At the City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center. 

OUR AGENDA
7:00 to 7:10pm: Welcome by Don Kirchoff
7:10 to 8:10pm: Presentation by Jamie Killian
(Ms. Killian serves two counties within TPWD’s South Texas “Wildlife District”.)
8:10 to 8:30pm: Q&A and Announcements

May 2, 2018 - Georgetown, TX

CenTex Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

Georgetown Public Library Upstairs Classroom.

Group Discussion led by Kirsti Harms.

JOIN US for Central Texas prairie activities.
Your membership helps support our mission of prairie appreciation and conservation.

SAVE THE DATE: May 5, 2018 - Austin, TX

Work/Survey Day at Indian Grass Prairie

Saturday, from 8:30am to Noon

SIGNUP INFORMATION TO BE POSTED HERE SOON!! 

We hope you will be able to join us at Indian Grass Wildlife Sanctuary and help restore this Blackland prairie remnant:
-Participants will work on native prairie diversity at recent prescribed burn locations.
-Native seeding and plantings will help improve habitat for monarchs and other pollinators.

This is the second in a series of work/survey days sponsored by NPAT and Austin Nature Preserve System at Indian Grass Prairie.

JOIN US for Central Texas prairie activities. Your membership helps support our mission of prairie appreciation and conservation.

May 5, 2018 - Abilene, TX

Urban Wildlife Symposium

Saturday, from 9am-4pm

Hosted by The Big Country Master Naturalist

Taylor County Extension Office 1982 Lytle Way, #B, Abilene, TX 79602
This link will take you to a detailed flyer with the speakers and topics as well as the registration form. 
Cost:$25.00 for the whole day or $15.00 per session. Interested parties will also find a link on the flyer to a registration form. 
For more information, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Assistant Professor, Biology Department, McMurry University, Abilene, TX

May 12 , 2018 - Southwest Kerrville, TX

LOS RINCONES PRESERVE OPEN DAY

Saturday, from 8am to 4pm

Arrive by 9am and join TLC Stewardship Director, Stephen Ramirez, for a guided Golden-cheeked Warbler hike!


(Normally closed to the public) the preserve’s steep limestone canyons are home to the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler and a diversity of native grasses, flowers, cactus, and trees. This property is great for hiking, bird watching, picnicking, plant and wildlife observation, environmental education, nature photography and any other outdoor activities!
From hosts, Texas Land Conservancy (TLC):
-We would really appreciate your help in spreading the word about this great opportunity to get out in nature. We invite Texas Master Naturalist chapters from across the state to host an advanced training/field trip type event during our Open Preserve Day. We also welcome individual members who might be interested in having access to a normally closed piece of private property.
-Please read through and comply with the ‘IMPORTANT REMINDERS’ as you prepare to visit the preserve. Please feel free to e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 512. 301.6363 if you have any questions.

TLC is a statewide land conservation organization working to protect the land, water, and wildlife in Texas.To learn more about our work, visit www.texaslandconservancy.org.

May 14, 2018 - Fort Worth, TX

FWNPAT’s May Meetup

We welcome our guest speaker, Ken Steigman from LLELA will speak on “Why Prairies Matter!” 

Meetup begins at 6:30pm at 5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth, Tarrant County College – South Campus in the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology.

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