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A Paul Mathews Prairie Celebration, SATURDAY, 5:00pm-9:00pm.Join for a delightful evening at the historic“Landmark on Lee Street,”Register…

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NPAT’s HOUSTON CHAPTER Monthly Meeting - 4th Wednesday, Come at 6:30pm; the featured talk starts at 7:00pm. Amie Treuer-Kuehn of

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HNPAT’s “FALL PRAIRIE DAY”Saturday, 9:30 am –  2 pm at Lawther-Deer Park Prairie…

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SAVE THE DATE - December 1, 2018 - Greenville. TX

A Paul Mathews Prairie Celebration, SATURDAY, 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Join for a delightful evening at the historic“Landmark on Lee Street,”

Register Here! before the deadline, November 21.

Tickets are $30 per person.

September 26, 2018 - Houston, TX

NPAT’s HOUSTON CHAPTER

Monthly Meeting - 4th Wednesday,

Come at 6:30pm; the featured talk starts at 7:00pm.

Amie Treuer-Kuehn of Texas Parks and Wildlife will present the Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper (“TEAM”) interactive mapping tool.

We meet at the Red Cross Building at 2700 SW Freeway, Houston, TX 77098

September 29, 2018 - Houston, TX

HNPAT’s “FALL PRAIRIE DAY”

Saturday, 9:30 am –  2 pm at

Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve,

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536.

ENJOY THIS DAY OF LEARNING - A WALK AMONG FALL BLOOMS, OR HELP WITH A “HANDS ON” BIOBLITZ at NPAT’s Lawther - Deer Park Prairie Preserve.

Registration for lunch required (complimentary lunch included). 
Join experts on walks and talks about plants, pollinators, seed collecting, and history.
Bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures to post on iNaturalist.org.

September 29, 2018 - Houston, TX Area

2018 PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS A REGIONAL CELEBRATION

NPAT joins The Nature Conservancy and Coastal Prairie Partners to present this annual fall event (which runs through November 10).

Two events polish off the month of September, so check time and registration requirements at CPP’s webpage.
September 29 - Prairie Plants for Pollinators in the Urban Garden, LaPorte Library, 600 S. Broadway St., LaPorte 77571.
September 29 - Prairie Planting, Hobart Taylor Park
(OCTOBER events appear below in date order.

September 29, 2018 - Yantis, TX

YANTIS PRAIRIE DAY

Saturday, at Yantis ISD, 105 W. Oak, Yantis, TX 75497

(Wood County, east of Dallas/south of Sulphur Springs) 

Cost: Free

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

11-year old Kasey Rhodes (pictured here), wrote the article, “Monarch’s Milk for the Great Migration”, and has dreamed of having a prairie day. She moved forward with her plan after having received support from many people, including NPAT’s Michelle Villafranca.  “BUTTERFLIES ALWAYS HAVE HELD A FASCINATION FOR 11-YEAR old Yantis resident Kasey Rhodes”. Kasey’s article was published in the June, 2018, issue of the WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”. Fort Worth NPAT Chapter’s Michelle Villafranca has been advising the Yantis family on setting up a community event in their town. They are excited about the first YANTIS PRAIRIE DAY which will include: Various expert speakers; seed giveaway; a class on tagging, sexing and tracking butterflies; and a “native edible plant and herb walk”!
Michelle Villafranca provided rootstock from her own yard for the plant giveaway.
Dan Caudle of BRIT & Rob Ziehr of NRCS coordinated a donation of native seed. They attended the Prairie Seekers training in March & were very enthusiastic.

Photo from WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”, June, 2018 issue.

October 2, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

NPAT’s San Antonio Chapter Monthly Meeting,

Tuesday, 7-8:30pm

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

It is a privilege to welcome, Dr. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón, Monarch Outreach Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation.

She will be speaking with us on Monarch Conservation in Texas.

Photo from Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.

Dr. Quiñonez-Piñón has over seven years’ experience in monarch butterfly habitat restoration and protection in the U.S. flyway and in the Mexico overwintering sites, including the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. (The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve consists of several sanctuaries that protect the habitats of about 70% of Mexico’s migratory butterfly population. Source: DISCOVERY Nature Encyclopedia.)
-Her goal is to ensure that Texas cities within the monarch butterfly central flyway take appropriate, effective conservation actions that will increase the monarch population.
-She works closely with people at different levels and backgrounds to define the best strategies to implement monarch conservation programs.
-One of her greatest accomplishments at Forests for Monarchs was the distribution of more than 2 million native trees within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve to restore 4,500 acres of native forest on degraded land.

October 3, 2018 - Georgetown, TX

CENTEX CHAPTER MEETING - 1st Wednesday

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CenTex NPAT Chapter’s meetings are held on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of EACH MONTH.  We meet at the Georgetown Library, at 402 W. 8th Street, in ‘BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN GEORGETOWN’.

October 3 - 27, 2018 - Houston Area

Monarchs are a key prairie species and rely on pollinator plants.
Photo by Chuck Duplant

2018 PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS A REGIONAL CELEBRATION

Continuing to November 10, NPAT, The Nature Conservancy, and Coastal Prairie Partners present this annual fall event. Greater Houston-Galveston groups showcase prairies and pollinators.OCTOBER EVENTS: (You can access all the details for each event by opening this link to Coastal Prairie Partners.)
October 3 - Virtually Wild Texas! - Monarchs on the Move. Monitor CPP for forthcoming link.
October 5- Seed Collecting Field Trip, 9 am - 12 pm KPC’s Warren Ranch;
October 5-21 - Texas Pollinator Bioblitz, Texas Parks & Wildlife and its partners;
October 5-6 - Native Plant Sale @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center;
October 6 - Wild About Wildflowers @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center;
First Saturday Van Tour @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge; Sierra Club workday @ Marysee Prairie; Monarch Madness 2018 @ Meadows Place, Monarch Gateway and its partners;
October 8 - Seed Collecting Field Trip, 9 am - 12 pm to UH Coastal Center;
October 10 - Seed Collecting Field Trip, 9 am - 12 pm to Lawther-Deer Park Prairie;
October 13 - Second Saturday Bird Walk @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center;
October 16 - Seed Collecting Trip, 9 am - 12 pm to Nash Prairie Preserve;
October 17 - Wild About Houston Film Fest (w/CEC Houston) @ Rice University Cinema;
October 19 - Prairie Restoration Roundup @ Texas City Prairie Preserve;
October 20 - Prairie Pandemonium @ Armand Bayou Nature Center in Pasadena; Clinton Park Prairie Join Houston Parks & Recreation Department for a prairie planting in a city park;
October 27 - Sierra Club trip to Sam Houston National Forest Blackland Prairie;
October 27 - Urban Pocket Prairies by Light Rail. Join Jaime González, CPP;
October 27 - Blackhawk Park Prairie,  Invasive Species Removal Event.
(For details on the November events and how to register for those, click on this link to CPP’s webpage.)

October 11-13, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

LTA’s Rally 2018!

You only have one opportunity this year to meet up with 2,000 land conservationists from across the country — why miss it?!

Rally goes beyond workshops — it’s about community; it’s the place to share ideas, be inspired and connect with peers to call on for advice in the future.

In addition to Rally’s130+ educational sessions, you’ll experience what it’s like to
be part of the Rally community,
make new friends and attend special events together like the screening of the documentary “Lake of Betrayal,”
a deep discussion about land loss by land-based peoples,
two guided jogging tours and
a sustainability tour of the LEED™ certified convention center.

October 19, 2018 - Texas City, TX

Part of the 2018 PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS A REGIONAL CELEBRATION

LEARN PRAIRIE RESTORATION FROM EXPERTS!

Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

Texas City Prairie Preserve, 4702 TX-146, Texas City, TX 77471

NPAT joins partners, CPP and The Nature Conservancy in presenting this “day of presentations and activities focused on practical, on-the-ground restoration of prairies on the upper Texas coast”. 
TOPICS: Restoration of farms to prairies; Prairie waterfowl conservation; Urban prairie establishment; Restoration of platinum prairies

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