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Come Join us October 22 & 23 at Deer Park Prairie for our FIRST Bio-blitz Come out Saturday (our regularly scheduled workday), Sunday…

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First Bio-blitz - Volunteers Needed!

Come Join us October 22 & 23

at Deer Park Prairie for our FIRST Bio-blitz

Come out Saturday (our regularly scheduled workday), Sunday or Both Days
See Schedule Below

- We need to complete 8 plant transect surveys required for maintenance planning.
  — Training will be provided! 
  — This plant survey technique is the same one used for NPAT’s Prairie Mapping.
  — Help us COUNT and IDENTIFY Species – Plants, Bees, Butterflies, and ALL forms of Prairie Life

- Of course, our usual volunteer prairie maintenance will be underway, if you prefer that!

Bio-blitz and Volunteer Day Schedule:

Saturday October 22th:
Join us all day or for any part of the day you can come!

      9 AM – 12 Noon – Plant Surveying and Training, Prairie Brush & Trash Clean-up
      12 Noon – 1 PM – Bring a Sack Lunch
      1 PM – 4 PM – Bugs & Butterflies Survey – Training Provided!
      4 PM – 7 PM – Clean-up, Finish-up, Go Out to Eat with the Volunteer Crew
      7 PM – 10 PM – Survey for EVENING CRITTERS – Moths, Bats, Owls; Mammals !!
                      (Using sound, spotlights, spotting scope, game camera, black-lights and other techniques) 
                      Perfect Halloween fun!
NOTE: Camping out will be available on observation deck or in the guest house for any who want to stay overnight.

Sunday October 23rd:
Join us all day or for any part of the day you can come!

      7:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Bird Survey Binoculars, Spotting Scope & Training Available
      9 AM – 12 Noon – Prairie Maintenance Activities
    10 AM – 12 Noon – Plant Surveys— Training Available!
    12 Noon – 1 PM – Lunch – Bring a Sack Lunch
      1 PM – 4 PM – Complete Butterfly, Insect, Invertebrate & Vertebrate Surveys—- Training Provided! 

Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/j5MbSvTkrG32

Lawther - Deer Park Prairie
1222 East Purdue Lane
Deer Park, TX 77536

Texas and Cajun Prairie Symposium - Sept. 24th -25th, 2016

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This event will unite prairie chapters from the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and coastal Louisiana areas to learn, network, and socialize. The symposium will feature field trips to colorful Cajun Prairies, great presentations on biodiversity conservation and prairie education, and, of course, authentic Cajun food!

A chartered bus will leave Houston on September 24th and we highly encourage our Texan friends to join us on this very affordable ride!

 

Deborah Paris - The Nature of Things: Daphne Prairie - Sept. 10

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“Just a reminder about Deborah’s show and opening reception for The Nature of Things- Daphne Prairie coming up next month on September 10 at the Botanic Research Institute of Texas from 4-9 pm. There will be a private tour of the herbarium conducted by BRIT staff at 5 pm followed by Deborah’s gallery talk at 6 pm. Also, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.”

 

2016 Prairie Power Series

CLICK HERE TO VISIT PRAIRIEPARTNER.ORG FOR EVENT INFORMATION

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