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Date: June 4th, Saturday - 2016-04-29
Transportation: Charter Bus
Cost: $65 per member, $75 per non-member, lunch and dinner included
Departure Location: White Rock Lake Bath House, 521 E Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75218
• Depart: White Rock Lake Bath House Parking Lot – 7:00 AM
• Clymer Meadow - The Nature Conservancy (Celeste) 8:15 AM – Depart 9:45 AM
• Tridens Prairie & Historical Marker 10:45 AM –Depart 11:15 AM
• Gambill Goose Refuge & City Park (Paris) – 11:30 AM – Lunch – 1:00 PM (Lunch)
• Mary Talbot Prairie (New Boston): 2:30 PM Arrive – 4:00 PM Depart
• Daphne Prairie (Mt. Vernon) 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Dinner)
Come visit the most extraordinary and rare Prairies in Texas. These Blackland Long Spike Tridens and Silveus Dropseed Prairies are at their most beautiful in early June – don’t miss this opportunity to travel via charter bus led by plant, bird and butterfly experts. The day will end with dinner on the prairie.
We will depart from the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas. Parking is available at the Cultural Center.
The development and road expansion of FM1093 in Fulshear, TxDOT will destroy some diverse prairie plant communities identified in the area. The site has been surveyed with over 100 plant species identified on an area less than a quarter of a football field! The intent is to dig plants from the Fulshear site, transport them to the Willow Waterhole Prairie and replant them the same day. Volunteers are invited to assist in the digging of plants and/or the replanting for the restoration project and you own garden sites.
Stephen Benigno (Harris Country Flood Control) will be leading the plant rescue / restoration project, and will be on hand to assist with plant identification.
Local resident and TXMN Cheryl Sedivec not only identified a number of small prairie sites that will be lost due to FM1093 road expansion, but has secured digging permission to enable the rescue. GCMN Julie d’Ablaing organized this rescue and has made several visits to the site to dig native plants. This will be the final opportunity.
Meet at 8:30am Friday 13th May in Fulshear, on the gravel road in front of the Dollar General, next to FM1093 to dig/collect. This will be the first collecting site, and then we will move slightly east (within a mile) along the road to continue collecting.
What to bring:
• Please where appropriate clothing for the weather conditions – long pants, hat, stout footwear, gloves, etc.
• Bring sun screen and bug spray.
• Water to drink and a snack.
When: May 21st, 2016; 9:00 AM
Where: Randolph Recreation Center, 653 E. Pearl St., La Grange, TX 78945
The Gideon Lincecum Chapter announces its Chapter meeting and Advanced Training Program on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Randolph Recreation Center, 653 E. Pearl St. in La Grange. The Chapter Meeting starts at 9:00, and the Program begins at 10:30. This Program is free and open to the public. The guest speaker is Dr. Leslie Bush, working with Texas State University, and she will present ”Useful Plants of Ancient Texans”.
The Texas plants we enjoy today have been used for food, medicine, and crafts for millennia by the Native people of Texas. Written accounts by Spanish missionaries and European explorers, Native oral traditions, and archaeological investigations provide windows into the many fascinating uses of our Texas native plants. I’ll outline how archaeologists recover and identify plants from sites, discuss one of the most visible archaeological signatures of ancient plant use, the earth oven, and talk about the ancient origins of agriculture in Texas.
Dr. Bush will begin her talk with a 45 minute Power Point, and then we will adjourn to Monument Hill to find modern day examples of plants used by ancient Texans. Bring a sack lunch and join us. Call Karen Woods (281.682.2810) and/or Cindy Hobbs (979.338.9374) for more information