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Pat Merkord, Executive Director of NPAT, will be explaining Deer Park Prairie’s management plan as we walk and…

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The new Dallas area Chapter has a new name: Blackland Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas and it has…

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What: Field Trip to Big Thicket Prairies When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 Where: Meet up for caravan/carpool at

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Prairie Facts

Texas Bluegrass (Poa arachnifera) is a rhizomatous, cool season grass with fluffy pink to purple seed heads, and in separate male and female plants.

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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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