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2018 PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS A REGIONAL CELEBRATIONFrom September 22 - November 10 NPAT joins Coastal Prairie…

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NPAT’s HOUSTON CHAPTER Monthly Meeting - 4th Wednesday, Come at 6:30pm; the featured talk starts at 7:00pm. Amie Treuer-Kuehn of

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HNPAT’s “FALL PRAIRIE DAY”Saturday, 9:30 am –  2 pm at Lawther –…

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August 13, 2018 - END OF ‘Early-Bird-Registration’

CLICK HERE: EARLY BIRD ONLINE REGISTRATION

August 18, 2018, Austin, TX

Cosponsored by NPAT: NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie Preserve

Saturday 7:30am -12 Noon (*)

Our monthly access days offer a chance to visit one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area. Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Kirsti Harms.

There is always something to see at this preserve!

7:30am Come early (and beat the heat) for the nature walk and bird survey,
9:00am or join us for the work day! Rene Barrera will lead the prairie restoration activities.
(*)If there are no attendees for the 9:00am work day, that portion will be cancelled.

August 18, 2018 - Floresville, TX

San Antonio NPAT Chapter’s

“3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday”

Arrive EARLY - witness a spectacular sunrise (Photo by Don Kirchoff, Sunrise on Kirchoff Family Farm, July 29, 2018)

REGISTER HERE; LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING (WE’LL HAVE LUNCHES PREPARED)

We’ll start at 8am, enjoy lunch provided by the Kirchoff Family, 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.

August 22, 2018 - Houston, TX

“Whooping Cranes”

WEDNESDAY: Arrive@ 6:30pm; Program begins @7pm

Come and welcome Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Coordinator, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, as HNPAT’s guest speaker at our August Program Meeting.

Event Location: Red Cross Building at 2700 SW Freeway: it’s easy access, and PARKING IS FREE! 
INFO on Dr. Harrell’s work; HNPAT’s calendar @ Houston NPAT Chapter’s webpage.

Saturdays: October 6-November 3, 2018 - Austin, TX

“PLANTS OF CENTRAL TEXAS”

Saturdays from October 6 to November 3

An informal class at Austin Community College taught by botanist, Bill Carr.

Course Section ID
This class is an opportunity for experienced plant-lovers to learn more about the amazing plant diversity of Central Texas.
Two sessions will be in a classroom (Classroom time will involve discussions of general plant terminology, nomenclature and taxonomy, rare plant species, regional floristics, and resources);
Three sessions will take place in the field: Field trips will involve discussion of all plant species, especially the little tiny ones that don’t appear in field guides. 

Check out HALT-1075. 

PLAN TO VISIT Big Bend National Park, TX - Mid-February, 2019


Photo of Blue Bonnets in Dry Wash

By Jason Weingart, Photographer, Excerpts from February 7, 2018 Article:
If you are willing to make the drive toward Big Bend National Park you can see our earliest-blooming ‘bluebonnets’ between Alpine & Terlingua (Hwy 118).
These are a different species which grow more sparsely and can reach 3 ft in height!

July 28, 2018 - Deer Park Prairie, TX

2 EVENTS at DEER PARK PRAIRIE PRESERVE, SATURDAY

Location: 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park 77536: Directions and details on HNPAT’s DPP Calendar Please do not park on the curb directly in front of our neighbors’ houses.

9am HOUSTON NPAT WORKDAY - MUST RSVP

8pm MOTH NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE - PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

HOUSTON NPAT WORKDAY - 9am

RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Glenn at 1-936-827-7978.  If it is a last minute decision, please contact Glenn, in case there are last minute changes.

MOTH NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE - 8pm

Moth and insect enthusiasts Katy Emde and John Schneider will set up black (UV) lights and white screen to attract moths and other night insects. We will view and ID those that come.
Please REGISTER HERE so we will have a head count for the light snack we’ll have for everyone. For those without internet, call 713-714-6763 and leave a message to register (Name, number in your party)
8:00 p.m. Doors open – visitors are encouraged to walk and view the prairie in the relative coolness and breeze just before sunset
9:00 p.m. Moth and night insect viewing begins

JULY - EARLY AUGUST NPAT ACTIVITIES

AUGUST CHAPTER MEETINGS: 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, San Antonio NPAT Chapter’s Monthly Meeting, 7-8:30pm, “Locating, Collecting, Propagating Native Seeds” by Cleveland Powell
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, Houston NPAT Chapter’s Monthly Program Meeting, Arrive@ 6:30pm; Program @7pm. Event Location: Red Cross Bldg, 2700 SW FRWY, HOUSTON. Easy access and free parking!
Full details on HNPAT’s webpage.
These chapters will not meet in August: Blackland & Fort Worth.

NPAT’s & PARTNERS’ EVENTS:

“News & Events,” “Chapters”, and our Facebook pages. Check websites, for local chapters in your area of: Native Plant Society of Texas “NPSOT, Texas Audubon, and Texas Master Naturalists for upcoming outdoor events!

July 14, 2018 - Dallas, TX

NATIVE PLANTS SYMPOSIUM

TALKS FEATURING REGIONAL PLANT SPECIALISTS

Saturday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

3601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Gate 6, Fair Park, Dallas, 75210

Dear Plant Enthusiast!

I am very pleased to announce our first annual Native Plant Symposium!  And I think we have a unique and very qualified list of speakers – many of whom may not be that familiar to some of you.  I hope you will forward this to the organizations you are active in, as well as anyone you think might be interested in native plants.  Due to a misinterpretation on my part, I am just now getting this out, but I hope you haven’t already made plans for July 14th!  Thank you for your interest and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks! 

Naturally,
Roger Sanderson
Director of Horticulture, Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

Six speakers on six captivating topics.  Join us as we celebrate the wealth of plant diversity in the Lone Star State!   In an environment increasingly devoid of this plant heritage, protecting, restoring, using, and promoting it is more important than ever!  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

July 7-10, 2018 - Houston, TX - CANCELLED

2018 North American Prairie Conference has been cancelled.

Watch for notifications in early 2019. The 2019 North American Prairie Conference will be in the SUMMER of 2019 and will be held at the University of Houston, Clear Lake.

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