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The fundraising campaign for the 12.45 acre Travis Country remnant Live Oak Savanna has been renewed. The remnant, located in the center of…Read more of this >>
Texas Bluegrass (Poa arachnifera) is a rhizomatous, cool season grass with fluffy pink to purple seed heads, and in separate male and female plants.
Volunteers are needed for a vegetation survey at the Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park on June 9th and 10th in Austin, TX. See below for details…
Ed Fair wrote:
Hello Commons Ford PRO supporters,
As you know, we seeded the tract with native grasses and wildflowers in late-February. The future prairie is starting to green up a bit. We now need to determine exactly what we have coming up so we can know how to respond and insure the best result. The data collected from these semi-annual surveys, as well as the bird surveys, will also provide the basis for analyzing the impact and effectiveness of the restoration efforts.
To that end, we have scheduled a vegetation survey to be conducted on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. The survey will be coordinated by our project intern Andrea Julian along with Aaron Brewer and Scott Havill.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CONDUCT THE SURVEYS! We can use volunteers with every level of experience. We certainly need some volunteers who have experience with native plant identification, however, you need not be an expert. We can also use volunteers to help record the data and assist with all other aspects of the survey. No experience needed for this part; only energy and enthusiasm!
If you are interested, please let us know by responding to this e-mail. You can participate for all day both days or for a few hours on either day. More specific information regarding survey times will be provided to volunteers at a later date.
This is a very important phase of the project. This is also an opportunity for you to become directly involved in this important restoration project and experience it first-hand. We hope that you will take the time to assist.
Thanks for your continued support.
For more information about Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park, CLICK HERE!
Dallas chapter of NPSOT is having a plant sale Saturday, April 14th from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Greenspot Market parking lot at Buckner @ Northcliff on the east side of White Rock Lake.
Also, the Dallas Chapter holds their monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday at 6:30 PM. We meet in the REI store on I635 between Welch and Midway.
Colossal Plant Sale! - Open to the Public!
Thursday May 3rd 2012 10AM-6PM
Friday May 4th 2012 7AM-9PM
Front Entrance to Norris Conference Center (Wonderland of the Americas Mall; IH-10 & Loop 410, San Antonio, TX, 78201)
- New Orange Frost Cross of Satsuma and Changsha Citrus – Limited Numbers (Not Available in Nurseries till 2014)
- New and Older Texas Superstar varieties
- Beautiful Hanging Flower Baskets
Plant Sale is being held during the Master Gardeners 2012 State Conference. For more information about the conference itself, CLICK HERE!
“For 2012, Prairie Fest has been re-imagined and re-focused back to discovery and enjoyment of Tandy Hills, itself. Instead of a single event, there will be three festivals throughout the Spring on the last Saturdays of March, April and May. Event hours will be from 4 PM - Dusk. We call it Prairie Festx3.”
The next event will be held April 28th from 4pm till dusk at the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth, TX.
April 28th Prairie Fest Attractions:
- Dallas Area Kitefliers Organization will be coloring the sky above Tandy Hills
- Kites for sale at the festival by, Fun Family Kites
- Plein air painters will be setting up easels on the prairie
- Food Factory science hikes for kids 9 - 12 (see website for details)
- Native Plant Society of Texas plant sale
- Grammy-award winners, Brave Combo, performs with Brazen Bellies (see full stage schedule below)
Stage Schedule (4/28):
4 PM Darrin Kobetich (Six straight years at Prairie Fest)
5 PM The Ackermans (Six straight years at Prairie Fest)
For more information on wildflower hike schedules, music, and vendors visit http://tandyhills.org/fest.