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Check out these dates! The Houston Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas (Details and registration (if required) can be found at:

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:30 pm Milo Butterfingers, 5645 SMU Blvd. at Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX…

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Saturday, December 17 - Unplugged Adventure: Cocoa and Constellations 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM   (WEATHER PERMITTING) The Katy Prairie Conservancy and Fort…

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Prairie Facts

Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) is one of the Big Four prairie grasses, grows in clones, called Turkey Foot grass by the pioneers.

Current News & Events

December 9, 10 and 12th - Deer Park Prairie Events

Check out these dates!

The Houston Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas
(Details and registration (if required) can be found at: Houston Chapter Native Prairies Association of Texas)

Friday, December 9 - Prairie Builders School Workday

8:00 - 10:30 a.m., at Kolter Elementary School, 9710 Runnymeade Dr., Houston, TX 77096, USA
This large pocket prairie is due for its winter haircut, which is done by hand, so, many hands are needed.

Saturday, December 10 - A Field Trip VISIT Galveston’s Virginia Point Preserve!
You won’t want to miss this!
7:30 am - Meet to carpool/caravan MUST SIGN UP @ Houston Sierra Club Outings Meet-up
(Bring your daypack, at least two quarts of water, snacks, hiking shoes, cameras, binoculars, bug repellant, sunscreen, field guides, clothes to fit the weather, and enough money for lunch. Long pants are highly recommended!)

Tuesday, December 12 - December Prairie Seed Collecting!
9:00 a.m.
(Meet at 9:00 am at: Shell station on NE corner of US 290 and Becker Rd. map
Please RSVP to Lan Shen (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) with your cell phone number.

Blackland Chapter Holiday Season Shindig

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 6:30 pm

Milo Butterfingers, 5645 SMU Blvd. at Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
We thank you for supporting us throughout the year!

Please see all the details on: The Blackland Chapter (BNPAT)

Saturday, December 17, Cocoa and Constellations

Saturday, December 17 - Unplugged Adventure: Cocoa and Constellations
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM   (WEATHER PERMITTING)
The Katy Prairie Conservancy and Fort Bend Astronomy Club
LOCATION:Indiangrass Preserve, 31950 Hebert Road at Penick Road, Waller, TX 77484 Map

Prepaid Registration and Details on this exciting event, Cocoa and Constellations.

Audience-all ages
Admission: $3.00 cost per person
We are excited to have presentations and telescopes provided by Fort Bend Astronomy Club!

2016 Prairie Stampede

Wednesday - December 14th (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Register now and join our Holiday Celebration & Potluck Awards Dinner
good food, networking, awards and recognition!

Please register here so we know you’re coming:

2016 Prairie Stampede Registration.  You will have the option to signup to contribute refreshments, meat, side dish or salad dish, if you want. We will all share a delicious meal and participate in our ‘SILENT AUCTION’ benefitting HNPAT. (Among the carefully curated items you’ll consider are: private prairie tours, pollinator baskets, field guides and more!)

We will meet at the beautiful Cherie Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park’s McGovern Centennial Gardens. Directions to 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004

Celebrate the collective 2016 prairie accomplishments alongside our cohosts:
• Coastal Prairie Partnership  CPP
• Katy Prairie Conservancy Katy Prairie and
• Houston Native Prairies Association of Texas HNPAT

(PRIOR TO THE EVENING CELEBRATION, you are welcome to visit HNPAT’s Lawther Deer Park Prairie Preserve for a tour between 1 & 3 pm at 1222 East Purdue Lane, Deer Park Texas 77536.)

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