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ALL PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS!  REGISTER & ATTEND OUR FREE “Wildlife and Grasslands Restoration Workshop” Lunch will be provided. All are welcome for all or a…

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Our Blog includes the Report filed by Leigh Ann Ellis.

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The Fort Worth NPAT Chapter Saturday, 1pm to 6pm!Enjoy the fall afternoon touring the beautiful

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State of the Prairie Conference: REGISTER TODAY!

Registration for the 2014 State of the Prairie Conference is open!  Click HERE to book your spot today.

Book your hotel room at Fairfield Inn and Suites at a group discount rate HERE by May 8th.

Field Trip to Talbot Prairie

Visit Rare Native Prairie

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

Field Trip Schedule

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
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Houston NPAT Chapter Visits Blackland Prairies in Sam Houston National Forest this May

HNPAT wrote:

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.

From Houston, we will drive to the SHNF District Ranger Office at 394 FM 1375 West, New Waverly, Texas 77358. We will meet the U.S. Forest Service there at 9:30 am. Those who live north of Houston can drive directly to the District Ranger Office. The Forest Service will take us to view two prairie restoration projects. If time permits, several other prairies may be visited. To make a reservation contact Brandt Mannchen at 713-664-5962 or email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Leave your name, address, phone number, and email. In case of trip cancellation you will either be emailed or called.


NPSOT Meeting with NPAT Presentor Pat Merkord - May 8

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.

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