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2nd Annual Savage Cabbage BashSaturday from 9:00 a.m. to NoonCome out to support our wildflowers!Join students in this “invasive species public awareness event”. Location: Trinity…Read more of this >>
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Field Trip to Burleson Prairie
When: Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: near Temple; CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION
The Friends of Tandy Hills wrote:
This year we are bringing in the top scientist experts from across Texas to help us make sure we have Tandy Hills in the future. That goal starts by understanding what we have now. And so…the 2016 Tandy Hills Natural Area BioBlitz will focus on documenting all living species at the park over a continuous 36 hour time period. We all have a part to play in the project. We think it will be pretty fun.
Technology - Biology - Conservation - Community Engagement
The 2016 Tandy Hills Natural Area BioBlitz will focus on documenting all living species at the park over a continuous 36 hour time period. Specifically, scientists and naturalists will lead and supervise this photo documentation and data collection blitz. The results form a permanent and valuable snapshot of biological life at Tandy Hills. Community members and volunteers are invited to observe science in action and participate by making their own contributions via iNaturalist while exploring the urban prairie.
WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2016 (Earth Day) 6:00 a.m. until, Saturday, April 23, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
When: Monday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., talk begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Austin Public Library, Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, 78723
Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project
Ed Fair, an Austin lawyer and avid birder, will talk about how this restoration project came about—how he got involved in transforming a bermudagrass field in an Austin park to a native prairie. For more information, go to commonsfordpro.blogspot.com.
When: April 16th, 2016; 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Uvalde, Texas, El Progreso Memorial Library, 301 W. Main Street
Lunch Provided, Wear walking shoes
Field Trip to Nueces River Canyon Restoration Site (20 miles NW Uvalde)
• 8:30 to 9:00 AM: Registration & Coffee
• 9:00 – 9:20 AM: Conservation Easements & How They Can Help Protect Monarchs & Pollinators; Pat Merkord, Executive Director, Native Prairies Association of Texas
• 9:20 – 10:00 AM: Prairie Restoration for Quail; Dr. Susan Cooper, Research Wildlife Specialist Agrilife Research Center
• Break:10:00 – 10:10 AM
• 10:10 – 10:50 AM: How to Incorporate Prairie Restoration Techniques and Management Activities for Pollinators: Into 1-D-1 Wildlife Management Plans and other Land Restoration Efforts; Pat Merkord, Bluestem Environmental Consultants & NPAT ED
• 10:50 – 11:30 PM: Monarch Conservation = Prairie Restoration; US Fish and Wildlife Service
• 11:30 – 12:10: Butterfly Gardening; Elise Kirchoff, Uvalde Native Plant Society
• 12:10 – 12:40 PM: Lunch
• 12:40 PM – 2:00 PM: Monarch Conservation by Landowners and Monarch Gateway Host Cities Program, How to Recognize and Grow Healthy Milkweed for Monarchs, Best Milkweeds to Grow & How to Protect Monarchs from Disease & Other Threats; Barbara Willy, Director, Monarch Gateway
• 2:00 – 4:00: Field trip to Nueces Canyon Potential Restoration Site to Explore Possible Restoration Strategies - 20 Miles NW Uvalde – Carpool
When: Wednesday, April 27, 1-3 p.m.
Where: 4806 Trail West Drive, Austin, TX 78735
When: Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m.
Visit a Central Texas prairie remnant as well as Nancy Webber’s restored prairie property in Milam County. Contact Nancy Webber for more information and to RSVP.