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The prairie is a diverse ecosystem of mainly native grasses and flowering plants (forbs) with prairie wildlife, soil, geology, and fire playing very important roles.
When: Sat, Dec 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend
2210 F.M. 973, Austin 78725
Registration Fee: $15 due at the door (includes lunch)
Monarch Host Cities Partnership Project:
How grow and establish healthy milkweed colonies for monarchs
By Barbara Willy, Director of Monarch Gateway
Our Native Bee Pollinators:
How to protect and support our native bees, including providing bee boxes
By Michael Warriner, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Program
Monarch & Pollinator Conservation:
How to include as part of a 1-d-1 Wildlife Management Exemption Plan
By Blake Hendon, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Wildlife Biololgist
A panel discussion on what this conservation tool is, and how it can preserve pollinator habitat
Melanie Pavlas: Pines & Prairies Land Trust, Executive Director
David Bezanson: The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Land Protection and Easement Manager
Pat Merkord: Native Prairies Association of Texas, Executive Director
We’ve got more monthly Monarch Workshops planned throughout the state. The following are scheduled with more details to come.
-Saturday, January 16 in Winedale
-Saturday, February 20 in Sugar Land
Remember us this Tuesday ...or any day. Your support helps us with our mission to conserve, restore and educate people about the value of our native grasslands. DONATE NOW!
Check out this colorful article featured in the Green Source DFW Newsletter written by our very own Amy Martin of the the Dallas area Blackland Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas.
If you live in Austin or surrounding areas, be sure to check out this 3D documentary on the amazing migration of the monarch butterfly at the Bob Bullock Museum.
Now playing through October 31st in Austin, Texas. Be sure to visit their website for details and showtimes.