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PLEASE RSVP by NOON Friday, May 18, 2018San Antonio NPAT’s 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday Kirchoff Family FarmOpen this LINK - Sign Up…

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The long-awaited rescheduled presentation by Jim Blackburn, the “Texas Coastal Exchange”! Houston NPAT Chapter’s Monthly ProgramArrive @ 6:30 pm, Wednesday’ presentation begins @7:00pm! The Texas…

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Maddin Prairie Breeding Bird SurveyMaddin Prairie Preserve near Colorado City Saturday and Sunday, from dawn to dusk. We’ll be conducting bird surveys and making other…

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MAY 19, 2018 - Floresville, TX

PLEASE RSVP by NOON Friday, May 18, 2018

San Antonio NPAT’s 3rd Saturday Prairie Restoration Workday Kirchoff Family Farm

Open this LINK - Sign Up - Volunteer - Learn on this BEAUTIFUL PRAIRIE Located Southeast of San Antonio, in Wilson County.

The Coordinates are: North 28.973611 West -98.108333.

Please wear close-toed shoes or boots, a long sleeve shirt, hat, bandana, and gloves will be handy.
Bring sunscreen, insect repellant, AND your CAMERA!
We’ll begin at 9 am and work on our ‘to do’ list.
You can leave whenever you’re ready.
In appreciation of offering time and energy, and at no cost to volunteers, the Kirchoff Family will provide everyone’s lunch and plenty of water!

May 23, 2018 - Houston, TX

The long-awaited rescheduled presentation by Jim Blackburn, the “Texas Coastal Exchange”!

Houston NPAT Chapter’s Monthly Program

Arrive @ 6:30 pm, Wednesday’ presentation begins @7:00pm!

The Texas Coastal Exchange is a system developed at the Severe Storm Prevention, Education and Evacuation from Disaster (“SSPEED”) Center at Rice University.

Come to our new home in the Red Cross Building at 2700 Southwest Freeway, easy access and free parking!
HNPAT has a lot of fun things planned for this year!
Special Members Only event on Saturday, May 19 - RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Invasive Species ID and Removal Workshop, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM,  (co-hosted with CPP)  Registration is Open!
Moth week evening event at DPP in July
Fall Prairie Day in September
Plus interesting programs every month!
Renew your membership so you won’t miss a moment!

May 26 and 27, 2018 - Maddin Prairie Preserve, Colorado City, TX

Maddin Prairie Breeding Bird Survey

Maddin Prairie Preserve near Colorado City

Saturday and Sunday, from dawn to dusk.

We’ll be conducting bird surveys and making other nature observations on the preserve this weekend. All levels of experience are welcome. Please contact Kirsti Harms at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Maddin Prairie Work Days

Maddin Prairie Preserve near Colorado City

Saturday and Sunday - Watch for work schedule

NPAT is planning on conducting herbicide treatments of mesquite and Johnsongrass on or around Saturday, May 26. We are looking for volunteers to help staff. Lodging and meals will be provided. Contact Phillip Quast for more information at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

May 31, 2018 - Knox City, TX

Importance of Pollinator Conservation

Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm

RSVP to (940) 658-3922 ext. 5 by WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, to guarantee a meal!

USDA-NRCS James E. “Bud” Smith Plant Materials Center in Knox City, TX

invites you to join us May 31, 2018, to discuss the importance of pollinator conservation!
Presentations will begin at 9:30 a.m. Special thanks to the Wichita Brazos SWCD for providing lunch! 

We welcome master naturalists from across the Big Country area and all of Texas!  Growing native pollinator plants is a focus for the plant materials center and participants will be able to see plants growing in the rows and undergoing evaluation. Dr. Scott Longing will present results of research on the High Plains related to pollinators and agricultural crops.

June 1, 2018 - Call for Presentations by TMN


The TMN Program welcomes your proposals as contributions to our agenda!
We have extended our deadline for submitting a proposal for this year’s Annual Meeting to Friday, June 1st!

Individuals wishing to present are invited to submit their proposal on the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting Call for Proposals website.
Help us get those ace presenters for Texas Master Naturalist 2018 Annual Meeting October 26th through 28th at the Sheraton in Georgetown.

June 2, 2018 - Houston, TX

FREE WORKSHOP taught by Glenn Olsen and Lauren Simpson

Presented by Katy Prairie Conservancy and Houston Audubon - Sign up NOW; registration is now almost to capacity. KPC will start a wait list.

June 2, 2018 - U. S. A.

National Prairie Day Celebrated the first Saturday of June every year.

Celebrate the native grasslands in your region and across our nation
Celebrate what we can learn, and have yet to discover, from prairie.
-Become a Sponsor
-Visit a Prairie
-Submit an Event
-Submit an Idea


Gray Hairstreak ButterflyStrymon melinus, at NPAT’s Mary Talbot Prairie, 06/13/2014.

June 5, 2018 - San Antonio, TX

“The Monarch Conservation Movement”,

by Katie Boyer

The San Antonio NPAT Chapter welcomes Ms. Katie Boyer to our Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, beginning at 7:00pm

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

Welcome Katie Boyer!
Katie serves as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region’s Monarch Outreach Specialist, in the Austin Ecological Services Field Office. In this role, Katie coordinates monarch butterfly conservation efforts with a variety of partners and leads outreach efforts to increase awareness of monarch and pollinator decline.  Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana and a Master of Natural Resources in Environmental Policy from Utah State University.

OUR AGENDA
7:00 to 7:10pm: Welcome by Don Kirchoff
7:10 to 8:10pm: “The Monarch Conservation Movement” by Katie Boyer.
This presentation will cover monarch biology and the conservation movement to recover the beloved insect.
STATISTIC: The eastern migratory population of the monarch butterfly has declined by 80-90 percent in the past 20 years, which has prompted an international movement to conserve this majestic species.
8:10 to 8:30pm: Q&A and Announcements

June 16, 2018 - Depart from Dallas, TX

3rd Annual Northeast Texas Prairies and More! NPAT’s Blackland Chapter

Saturday, 7:30am-9:00pm

REGISTER HERE.

Pay bus fare online or by check when you board the bus.

$80 per NPAT Member
$90 per Non NPAT Member
Select from Lunch Options on Registration form (enable Lennox House, Clarksville, to have our lunches prepared when we arrive). $10 CASH per person (self-pay).
Tour Participants will be Dinner Guests of Mr. B.F. Hicks in Mt. Vernon, TX!
ITINERARY for our 3rd Annual Northeast Texas Prairies and More Tour:
7:30am: Depart from Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas
8:30am: Tour Matthew Cartwright-Roberts Prairie with Susan Roberts, Near Terrell.
9:30am: Depart for Ebel Grasslands Ranch, Sulphur Bluff
11:00am: Tour Ebel Grassland Ranch with Kelli and Karl Ebel,  Sulphur Bluff.
12:00pm: Depart for lunch.
12:30-1:30pm:  Lunch: Self Pay, $10/person (CASH ONLY please). Mr. B. F. Hicks has reserved the Lennox House, in Clarksville, where lunches of sandwiches, chips, and tea will be prepared by the local historical society. Local historians will be available to share local lore. (Reserve your lunch when you complete the Registration form; gluten free or vegetarian lunches will be prepared upon request.)
1:30pm: Depart for Lennox Woods, Clarksville.
2:00pm: Tour Lennox Woods Preserve, The Nature Conservatory, North of Clarksville.
4:00pm: Depart for Daphne Prairie, Mt. Vernon.
4:30pm: Daphne Prairie Tour with BF Hicks,
6:00pm: Depart for Downtown Mt. Vernon.  All tour participants are DINNER GUESTS of Franklin County Historical Association of B.F. Hicks Church Inn and Garden, Mt. Vernon, TX
7:30-9:00pm Return trip to Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas

June 19-21, 2018 - Anahuac, TX

L.A.N.D.S. TEACHER/VOLUNTEER TRAINING

REGISTER ONLINE

COST: $225 PER PERSON (FOOD, 2 NIGHTS LODGING, MATERIALS)
Email Questions to Leslie Wittenburg: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
WHEN June 19 - 21, 2018
WHO
- Educators: 6-8th, HS Environmental Science, Biology & Ag Science
- Volunteers: TX Master Naturalists or Gardeners, Private Biologists, Retired teachers, College students
WHERE: Oak Island Lodge, 142-A Jackson Dr. Anahuac, Texas 77514: ONLINE:www.OakIslandLodge.net

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