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Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Houston Chapter of NPAT Texas Prairie Restoration: One Goal, Multiple Approaches. How past land use dictates restoration efforts. • Andy…

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Pedaling the Prairie - Chisholm Trail Park Wednesday, from 6 – 7pm Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd, Fort…

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Restoration Efforts at the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve Presenter: Bob Mione of Connemara Conservancy Monday, from 6:30pm – 8pm

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Prairie Facts

National Moth Week Night at Deer Park Prairie with Katy Emde - July 24th

Friday, July 24, 2015. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

This event is registered at NationalMothWeek.org (see map at http://nationalmothweek.org/events-map/ )

The Prairie will be open to visitors at 7:00 pm. for an evening walk on the prairie. Sunset is at 8:20 pm. Katy Emde, our moth expert, will be setting up lights and screens to observe moths after dark. Event ends at 10:00 pm.
Visitors, are welcome to bring your picnic dinner and eat on the prairie or in the back yard OR perhaps bring a snack to share. HNPAT will be providing ice water and a few snacks.

Since Saturday, July 25 has a bird survey at 7:30 am and workday at 9:00 am – noon, visitors are also welcome to bring a sleeping bag and camp in the house or in the back yard. However since space is limited, anyone planning to camp must .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Address:  1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, 77536

Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses. As usual, wear closed-toed shoes, long pants. Bug spray is strongly recommended. Also good to have are water, hat, and long-sleeved shirt.

HNPAT Meeting - Wednesday, July 22

Wildlife Surveys at Deer Park Prairie and Sheldon Lake State Park
by Pablo Pardo, TWPD

 

Pablo checking a small mammal trap.


Texas Park & Wildlife Department Intern Pablo Pardo will talk about his summer wildlife surveys of two local prairies: the Deer Park and Sheldon Lake State Park prairies. The surveys will create a baseline species list for DPP (a relatively undisturbed prairie) and SLSP a 10 year old restored prairie system. He plans to do small mammal trapping, amphibian/reptile trapping, bird observations, camera traps, acoustic loggers and possibly insect surveys in both prairies. The frog logger that was installed by Kelly Norrid & Diana Foss on January 28, 2015 (See Video Here – automatically starts at the 2 minute mark.)  Pablo is working under the supervision of Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Urban Biologist, Kelly Norrid.

HNPAT meetings are held
at the new Cherie Flores Pavilion in
McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park.
1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004

(Parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum; Please note, google maps has not been correctly updated.).

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments; presentation at 7:00 p.m.

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