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The American Prairie Conference occurs every other year. It hasn’t been held in Texas for 30 years!Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase

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HNPAT Program Meeting Wednesday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm “Inspiring Through Education at Lawther Deer Park Prairie”(NPAT photo: a couple walking Lawther…

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September 26, 2018 - Houston, TX


Monthly Meeting - 4th Wednesday,

Come at 6:30pm; the featured talk starts at 7:00pm.

Amie Treuer-Kuehn of Texas Parks and Wildlife will present the Texas Ecosystem Analytical Mapper (“TEAM”) interactive mapping tool.

We meet at the Red Cross Building at 2700 SW Freeway, Houston, TX 77098

September 29, 2018 - Houston, TX-  Change in Plans


Saturday, 9:30 am –  2 pm at Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve,

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536.

This will not come as a surprise to you; due to the potential for bad weather this weekend we have decided to cancel our planned Fall Prairie Day event. BUT, we will still be at DPP, and you can come out and see the prairie in bloom!

There will be several activities going on in which you are welcome to participate: 
FIRST: Registration for lunch required (complimentary lunch included).
Please bring your rubber boots as the prairie is very wet.
7:30 a.m. we’ll start our monthly bird count;
A work day will be going on, with great conditions for removing invasive species and your help will be appreciated. 
9:30 a.m. will be the NPSOT plant walk. NPSOT and NPAT will be out identifying plants on transects; we are happy to have you along. 
2:00 p.m. Don’t miss Lan Shen’s talk at the Map to LaPorte Library.

September 29, 2018 - Houston, TX Area


NPAT joins The Nature Conservancy and Coastal Prairie Partners to present this annual fall event (which runs through November 10).

Two events polish off the month of September, so check time and registration requirements at CPP’s webpage.
September 29 - Prairie Plants for Pollinators in the Urban Garden, LaPorte Library, 600 S. Broadway St., LaPorte 77571.
September 29 - Prairie Planting, Hobart Taylor Park
(OCTOBER events appear below in date order.

September 29, 2018 - Yantis, TX


Saturday, at Yantis ISD, 105 W. Oak, Yantis, TX 75497

(Wood County, east of Dallas/south of Sulphur Springs) 

Cost: Free

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

11-year old Kasey Rhodes (pictured here), wrote the article, “Monarch’s Milk for the Great Migration”, and has dreamed of having a prairie day. She moved forward with her plan after having received support from many people, including NPAT’s Michelle Villafranca.  “BUTTERFLIES ALWAYS HAVE HELD A FASCINATION FOR 11-YEAR old Yantis resident Kasey Rhodes”. Kasey’s article was published in the June, 2018, issue of the WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”. Fort Worth NPAT Chapter’s Michelle Villafranca has been advising the Yantis family on setting up a community event in their town. They are excited about the first YANTIS PRAIRIE DAY which will include: Various expert speakers; seed giveaway; a class on tagging, sexing and tracking butterflies; and a “native edible plant and herb walk”!
Michelle Villafranca provided rootstock from her own yard for the plant giveaway.
Dan Caudle of BRIT & Rob Ziehr of NRCS coordinated a donation of native seed. They attended the Prairie Seekers training in March & were very enthusiastic.

Photo from WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”, June, 2018 issue.

June 2-5, 2019 - Houston, TX

The American Prairie Conference occurs every other year. It hasn’t been held in Texas for 30 years!

Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase Texas’ Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes (an ecoregion in itself) and meet prairie enthusiasts from around America!

Open this link for information and TO REGISTER NOW: North American Prairie Conference website!

If you still have questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 713-581-0818.
Thank you!

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