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Register NOW!This image means it’s time for ourPaul Mathews Prairie Celebration, SATURDAY, 5:00pm-9:00pm.Join us in downtown Greenville, for a delightful evening at…

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3rd SATURDAY PRAIRIE RESTORATION WORKDAYat Kirchoff Family Farm• EMAIL .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you can come; the Kirchoffs will have lunches prepared for everyone.

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NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie [We’ve moved to Sundays.]Sunday,  from 7:30 a.m. to noon The bird and nature walk begins at 7:30…

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November 12, 2018 - Fort Worth, TX

“BATS OF THE PRAIRIES”

Monday,  6:30pm.

Fort Worth NPAT Chapter’s Meet-up

Presenter: Rachel Richter, Urban Wildlife Biologist with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

FWNPAT HAS A NEW MEETING LOCATION:
TCC-Northwest Campus, Rm WACB 1123!

A Mexican free-tailed bat is in flight.
Credit: Bruce D. Taubert/Minden Pictures /Bat Conservation International

“Texas happens to be the battiest state in the country. It is home to 32 of the 47 species of bats found in the United States. Not only does it hold the distinction of having the most kinds of bats, it also boasts the largest known bat colony in the world, Bracken Cave Preserve, near San Antonio, and the largest urban bat colony, Congress Avenue Bridge, in Austin. Visitors from around the world flock to Texas to enjoy public bat-viewing at several locations throughout the state:” TPWD

November 13, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Prairie Restoration at Harry S. Moss Park

Hosted by NPAT’s Blackland Prairie Chapter

at 6:30 PM CST, at CC Young, 4847 W Lawther Dr, Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75214

Monthly meetings on the 2nd TUESDAY.

Please monitor their Facebook page for Chapter events.

November 14, 2018 - Georgetown, TX

CenTex Chapter Meeting

6:30-8:30pm,  2nd Floor Classroom, Georgetown Public Library

(NOTE: DATE CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING ONLY. The Library will be closed November 7, so we’re meeting a week later.)

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!  MOVIE NIGHT with Lisa and Jason Spangler,  “Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie”

Lisa and Jason Spangler have graciously agreed to share their copy of this PBS documentary about the history and importance of the central North American grasslands.

(A companion of the documentary is the hardcover book by the same name, published in March 15, 2001; Aimee Larabee and John Altman, Authors, with the Foreward by Lyle Lovett.) 
Description from Amazon.com: “From the formation of this “sea of grass” to the settlers who worked the prairie, this history interweaves the natural and human elements that made the grasslands what they are today. Although this terrain has become our greatest hope for survival—miraculously absorbing and transforming pollution into food for the grasses and, eventually, for humans—no ecosystem faces more danger. What can we do to conserve this special landscape? Through copious illustrations and sidebars taken from diaries, letters, folk tales, music, poetry, recollections, interviews, and other writings, follow the relationship between Americans and the “fruited plains”: the European immigrants who broke the land with the plow; the Indians who first inhabited the range; the cowboys and cowgirls who loved the open skies; and the lives of modern-day ranchers.”

The Library is located at 402 W. 8th Street. It is very easy to locate, and there is plenty of free parking across 8th Street.

We look forward to seeing you; don’t miss this opportunity to meet Lisa and Jason and learn from them!  They have a wealth of information to share!

November 17, 2018 - Floresville, TX

3rd SATURDAY PRAIRIE RESTORATION WORKDAY

at Kirchoff Family Farm

EMAIL .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you can come; the Kirchoffs will have lunches prepared for everyone.
Sponsored by the San Antonio NPAT Chapter
We’ll start at 8am and leave when you want.
LOCATION:  SE of San Antonio, Wilson County; Street Address: 1444 C.R. 210, Floresville, TX 78114 (Coordinates are: North 28.973611 West -98.108333).
Call BRENDA KIRCHOFF: 361.564.0177 or DON KIRCHOFF: 713.562.7681.

November 18, 2018 - Austin, TX

NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie

[We’ve moved to Sundays.]

Sunday,  from 7:30 a.m. to noon

The bird and nature walk begins at 7:30 am.
These monthly access days offer a chance to explore one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area.
We will also be setting up transects for the winter Project Prairie Bird. 
Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road. For more information (and later arrival times), contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

November 21, 2018 - Our last day to Register!

Register Here! Tickets are $30 per person.

NPAT’s Paul Mathews Prairie Celebration is on

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

Join us in downtown Greenville for a delightful evening at the historic “Landmark on Lee Street.”

November 27, 2018 is #Giving Tuesday

#GIVING TUESDAY, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It is one of the best ways to get involved in your own community!

Tuesday after Thanksgiving, as celebrated in the U.S.
Many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
View a directory of organizations, charities, events, etc., in your own community via the link above.

November 28, 2018 - Houston, TX

CELEBRATE OUR ANNUAL PRAIRIE STAMPEDE! Brought to you by The Houston Zoo, Coastal Prairie Partnership, and Houston NPAT!!

All prairie enthusiasts, restorationists, and organizations supporting and preserving native prairies in Texas and Louisiana are cordially invited!  Join us for a prairie potluck dinner and evening of networking, awards, and celebration of 2018 prairie accomplishments for Greater Houston, Texas, and Louisiana.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

This potluck dinner will be held at Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center (“BEC”): 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030 It may be difficult to find parking in the Zoo/Miller Outdoor Theater parking lots; you may want to try to park across the street in the parking lots next to the old golf course club house.

PARKING COULD BE A CHALLENGE! Arrive as early as you can before 6:30 due to the extraordinary parking situation. Houston Zoo’s Brown Education Center (“BEC”): 6200 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030
??s - Contact Mr. Jaime Gonzalez, 281-660-6683 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); on behalf of Coastal Prairie Partnership/Native Prairies Association of Texas

December 1, 2018—SAVE THE DATE

A Paul Mathews Prairie Celebration

“Landmark on Lee Street,” Greenville,TX

SATURDAY, 5:00pm-9:00pm

Register Here!

Join us at 5 p.m. for a delightful evening at the historic Landmark on Lee Street (see map on registration form) in downtown Greenville.
We will celebrate with a catered barbecue dinner and beverages, including beer and wine. (A vegetarian option is available.)
Bring along your favorite delight to add to our ‘Dessert Potluck’ (and share your recipe).
Presentations will include NPAT’s year in review, speakers will be on hand to share tales of the prairie, and some of NPAT’s special members will be honored.
Oh yes, we’re also holding a silent auction; so you can mingle with other prairie enthusiasts while reviewing what generous donors have made available for purchase.
(A field trip to Paul Mathews Prairie is planned for the afternoon of December 1 - weather permitting).

October 2, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

NPAT’s San Antonio Chapter Monthly Meeting,

Tuesday, 7-8:30pm

City of San Antonio’s Lions Field Adult and Senior Center

It is a privilege to welcome, Dr. Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñón, Monarch Outreach Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation.

She will be speaking with us on Monarch Conservation in Texas.

Photo from Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico.

Dr. Quiñonez-Piñón has over seven years’ experience in monarch butterfly habitat restoration and protection in the U.S. flyway and in the Mexico overwintering sites, including the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. (The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve consists of several sanctuaries that protect the habitats of about 70% of Mexico’s migratory butterfly population. Source: DISCOVERY Nature Encyclopedia.)
-Her goal is to ensure that Texas cities within the monarch butterfly central flyway take appropriate, effective conservation actions that will increase the monarch population.
-She works closely with people at different levels and backgrounds to define the best strategies to implement monarch conservation programs.
-One of her greatest accomplishments at Forests for Monarchs was the distribution of more than 2 million native trees within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve to restore 4,500 acres of native forest on degraded land.

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