When: August 11, 2014 6:30 to 8:00 PM Location: 8700…Read more of this >>
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What: Field Trip to Big Thicket Prairies When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 Where: Meet up for caravan/carpool atRead more of this >>
Today the tallgrass prairies of Texas are very rare. Less than 1% of the original 20 million acres of Texas’ beautiful tallgrass prairie remains and losses are still occurring to plowing, improper overgrazing, and development.
Photos by Kirsti Harms.
Field trip participants in a pasture on the McFarland Ranch in Parker County, TX.
A lone mesquite in the pasture on the McFarland Ranch.
RJ Taylor, Conservation Director for Connemara Conservancy, talking about the previous uses of the land at the McFarland Ranch.
Longhorn cattle on the Hillmont Ranch in Parker County, TX.
Field trip participants were able to roam an untouched portion of the Hillmont Ranch to learn about the Post Oak Savannah ecosystem found there.
Quentin McGown, Tarrant County Judge and Fort Worth Historian, presented a short history of the importance of the prairie to the history of Fort Worth during the Thursday evening social mixer.
Matt White, author of Prairie Time, gave a presentation during the dinner on Friday evening.
Michelle Villafranca, Fort Worth Nature Center, presenting Dr. Tony Burgess with a lifetime achievement award named in his honor.
Two students from FWISD presented their a end-of-semester project on Saturday at the Botanic Gardens. Both students designed and modeled possible designs for an education center at the Fort Worth Prairie Park.
Coneflower and Monarch at San Houston National Forest
Eastern Gama Grass at Granger Lake Seed Bank
Granger Lake Replication Site
Assaisin Bug Bee
Horned Lizards at Maddin—rescued off the road and relocated to interior of the preserve