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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

Celebrate our Fall Wildflower Blooms with Houston Chapter of NPAT

THIS SATURDAY, November 12, 2016, from 8am – 4pm

Houston Sierra Club and the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas are having an outing to Lawther Deer Park Prairie (LDPP).

Sign-up at the Houston Sierra Club Outings Meet-up site: Houston Sierra Club / Outings
or call 713-664-5962 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Two options: 

1. 8am Meet up to Carpool/Caravan in Meyerland Plaza, 4700 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77096 MAP
We will meet in the parking lot just west of the Starbucks in Meyerland Plaza. (Look for a silver Honda Civic with lots of bumper stickers.)

2.  9am Be at the Lawther Deer Park Prairie, 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536 MAP

You need to bring: 
Your camera, day pack, water, snacks, hiking shoes, binoculars, bug repellant, sunscreen, field guides, and clothes to suit the weather.  Long pants are highly recommended!

AFTERWARD: Bring spending money as we will eat lunch at a local restaurant after our prairie tour.

Hope to see you there. 

Putting Down Roots - Katy Prairie Conservancy

Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9 am - 1 pm
Sponsored by: The Katy Prairie Conservancy, 5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 867, Houston, TX 77005

Enjoy a few fun-filled hours of volunteer planting!  Help restore 55 acres of this reconstructed prairie habitat in Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indiangrass Preserve at 31950 Hebert Road at Penick Road, Waller, TX 77484 MAP

Register Now!
Cost: Free (Lunch, snacks, and door prizes
All ages are welcome!

The State of Quail -TONIGHT - November 14, 2016

Blackland Chapter and Fort Worth Chapter welcome Mr. Jason Hardin,
Upland Game Bird Specialist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Mr. Hardin will present “The State Of Quail - the History and Management of Bobwhite Quail in Texas”, focusing on how TPWD and partners are addressing bobwhite quail today.

Our Chapters encourage you to attend this very informative presentation:
TONIGHT, Monday, November 14, 2016, from 6:30pm – 8pm.
Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA, 512 Lamar St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. map
Parking: Look for YMCA signs - FREE with front desk validation:
at the lot between 4th and 5th Avenues (adjacent to YMCA)
or
the lot between 3rd and 4th Streets (across from YMCA)

A bit of information on Mr. Hardin:
he served as Coordinator of Quail and Grassland Birds Program with Audubon Texas;
he is a former Research Associate with Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University, Kingsville;
he earned his M.S. in Range and Wildlife Management at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and holds a B.S. in Forest Wildlife Management from Stephen F. Austin University;
he is a landowner in Leon County, Texas and is a husband and father or two.

Combined Meet-up - How To Collect Native Prairie Seeds - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Please join Blackland Chapter and Fort Worth Chapter
in our combined MEET-UP, a FREE Workshop: “How To Collect Native Prairie Seeds”
Conducted by Randy Johnson

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9am to 11am
Boy Scout Hill White Rock Lake, 316 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, TX 75218 Map

Randy Johnson is the horticulture manager at the Dallas Zoo and the owner of Randy’s Organics, a native plant nursery.   You will enjoy learning from Mr. Johnson’s step-by-step guidance on recognizing and collecting seeds of our native prairie flora.

Click this link for further details: Blackland Chapter of NPAT.

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