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Friday, July 24, 2015. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Wildlife Surveys at Deer Park Prairie and Sheldon Lake State Park
by Pablo Pardo, TWPD
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.