REGISTER ONLINE TODAY LIMITED AVAILABILITY Blackland NPAT Chapter’s 2nd Annual Texas Prairies Tour! RISE & SHINE - Saturday - 7am to…Read more of this >>
Native Plant Sales throughout Texas will continue thru Sunday, May 7 NOW is the time to plant native plants in your yard or garden or…Read more of this >>
HNPAT’s Monthly Meeting (*location) Wednesday, From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Secret Life of Prairies HNPAT welcomes Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M Assistant Professor…Read more of this >>
Book your hotel room at Fairfield Inn and Suites at a group discount rate HERE by May 8th.
What: Join the Native Prairies Association Staff for its Annual Survey of Talbot Prairie, A Rare 114 Acre Silveus’ Dropseed Prairie
Where: Bowie County, New Boston
When: Saturday June 14, 8:00 – 11:00 AM
7:30 – 8:00 AM Meet at McDonalds in New Boston: 702 N McCoy Blvd, New Boston, Texas
8:00-11:00 AM Explore & Survey the Prairie
11:00-12:00 Lunch in New Boston
• Explore and identify native prairie plants
• Help us survey this extraordinary prairie
• This is a premier remnant prairie
• Don’t Miss It!
($20/person, $5/child – pay at site, includes lunch)
To Register Contact Pat Merkord 936-827-7973 or
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas will continue its ongoing series of field trips by visiting blackland prairies in Sam Houston National Forest (SHNF). These prairies are found scattered in the western and north central portions of SHNF on outcrops of the Fleming Formation. Blackland prairies in SHNF are unique eastern outliers of the Fayette Prairie. Bring a day pack, hat, at least three quarts of water, binoculars, hiking shoes, camera, field guides, insect repellent, and clothes for the weather. Long pants are highly recommended.
Bring some cash for lunch in Huntsville, Texas. We will meet in Houston to carpool/caravan at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot just west of Starbucks (look for Becks Prime) in Meyerland Plaza. Starbucks fronts the 4700 block of Beechnut (south side of Beechnut, near the West Loop South). Look for a silver Honda Civic with lots of bumper stickers.
Join the NPSOT Meeting on May 8th to hear our own Executive Director Pat Merkord present.
WHEN: May 8, 2014, 7 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th St, Georgetown, TX, 78626.
WHAT: Saving the Prairies: Native Prairies Association of Texas in Travis County and Beyond; presenter: Pat Merkord, Executive Director, Native Prairies Association of Texas
Prairies, savannahs and grasslands are unique ecosystems that are vital to the health of our global ecology. Join Executive Director Pat Merkord for an engaging talk about NPAT’s prairie conservation efforts and activities across the state. She will touch on successes such as saving Deer Park Prairie, as well as promote the upcoming State of the Prairie Conference on May 29 – 31 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Meetings are free and open to the public. Arrive early (6:30 PM) for Plant Identification “Clinic” and Seed Swap. Business meeting at 7 pm. Presentations begin promptly at 7:30 pm.