REGISTER ONLINE TODAY LIMITED AVAILABILITY Blackland NPAT Chapter’s 2nd Annual Texas Prairies Tour! RISE & SHINE - Saturday - 7am to…Read more of this >>
Native Plant Sales throughout Texas will continue thru Sunday, May 7 NOW is the time to plant native plants in your yard or garden or…Read more of this >>
HNPAT’s Monthly Meeting (*location) Wednesday, From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Secret Life of Prairies HNPAT welcomes Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M Assistant Professor…Read more of this >>
Location: Falls County near Marlin
Region: Blackland Prairie
Size: 5 acres
Ownership: Owned by NPAT. Donated by Dr. Paul and Virginia Mezynski.
Dr. Paul and Virginia Mezynski protected Riesel Prairie permanently for future generation by donating the prairie to NPAT. Dr. Paul Mezynski is a past president of NPAT.
Riesel Prairie is a tallgrass prairie remnant of the Blackland Prairie. Texas’ Blackland Prairie is part of the endangered tallgrass prairies of North America, of which less than 1% remains due to conversion to agriculture and development.
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) are dominant grasses.
View the plant list on the Flora of Riesel Prairie page.
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