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When: Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: St. John’s Episcopal School, 848 Harter Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Presentation: “How to identify a native prairie” by Pat Merkord
Join us Tuesday, December 2 at St. John’s Episcopal School 6:30-8:00 PM (enter from the backside through the cafeteria). Our Executive Director, Pat Merkord will be presenting How to Identify Native Prairie Remnants. Discover the beauty and diversity of the native prairies across Texas and what constitutes a “true prairie remnant”. This workshop will cover the steps and how to discover native prairie remnants based on protocols established for Native Prairies Association of Texas and Texas Parks and Wildlife to find and identify native prairie remnants. Attendees will learn how to use a four step process to find and locate potential sites, how to evaluate a potential site, what kind of data is needed about the site and who to submit findings to. Tools needed for identification and how to use internet resources will be discussed and illustrated. Also covered will be prairie indicator species, grass quality descriptors, grass types and identification, cover classes and problem invader species.
This month, we’re focusing on connections to our prairies & each other. We’ll share delicious food & camaraderie in honor & support of our prairies. Bring your favorite dish to share. We’ll be making popcorn cranberry strings for holiday decorations, seed pod ornaments and native wildflower seedballs to grow in your yard or give as a gift. We will also have an optional recycle/repurpose exchange of anything related to Prairie and the outdoors, such as prairie books, plants, invasive removal tools, jewelry, etc. Prairie experts will be available to answer questions or offer encouragement. Supplies for crafts will be provided.
The monthly hike will be December 14 at Tandy Hills Nature Area at 4 p.m.
The hike will start at the top of the hill. We will walk the new trail from the crest of the hill toward town. It’s a new 4 ft wide path, just walk the crest until you see it. It’s right before the crest path starts down the hill. Dress for the weather, bring water, and a camera. Great sunset shots are common!
Committees are forming, if you would like to get more involved with the group.
Prairie Seekers Team