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Maddin Prairie Preserve - 6/18/14

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

Just a few scenic pictures from the Maddin Prairie Preserve on a beautiful day!

Photos by Phillip Quast


Talbot Prairie Field Trip - 6/14/14

Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

Photos by Phillip Quast

Rattlesnake Master


The field trip group at the beginning of the prairie tour.







Tall Coneflower


Scenic view on the east side of the prairie, looking north.


This Rattlesnake Master has had a rough time getting started but has finally made its way out of the thatch.

More State of the Prairie 2014 Conference Photos

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

Check out Coastal Prairie Partnership’s website for VIDEOS and PHOTOS of the 2014 State of the Prairie Conference.

State of the Prairie 2014 Photos Part 2

Friday, Jun 06, 2014

Photos by Kirsti Harms.

Photos from the State of the Prairie Conference in Fort Worth, TX

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014


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.


Indian Paintbrush


Indian Paintbrush


Indian Paintbrush


Antelopehorn Milkweed


Longhorn cattle on the Hillmont Ranch in Parker County, TX.


Standing Cypress


Field trip participants were able to roam an untouched portion of the Hillmont Ranch to learn about the Post Oak Savannah ecosystem found there.


Purple Coneflower


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.

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