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HNPAT CHAPTER WILL MEET THURSDAY, beginning at 6:30pm! (CDT) We’ll welcome members of the Houston Archeological Society!Join us and learn what…

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PRAIRIE SEEKERS TRAINING BY FORT WORTH NPAT Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm (CDT)Co-sponsors: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge,

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Stripping erosion control to its bare essentials

Monday, Jul 11, 2011

The Twin Cities Daily Planet recently ran an article by Brian Devore entitled “Stripping erosion control to its bare essentials”.  The article details a program coordinated by Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture where farmers are encouraged to integrate strips of prairie grasses and forbs into row crops to help prevent erosion and increase natural habitat for birds and pollinators.  Check out the article HERE!

Summer Solstice Sunset at Tandy Hills!

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011

Don Young wrote:

Summer Solstice greetings from the Land that Time Forgot.

Photograph by Don Young, 2011

Clymer Meadow Field Trip - May 28th 2011

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011

NPAT and The Nature Conservancy, as well as many of our friends, had a great day on the prairie this past weekend at the Clymer Meadow Preserve near Celeste, TX, east of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Jim Eidson and Larry Crane, both with the Nature Conservancy, provided excellent information about the plants, animals found at Clymer Meadow Preserve as well as methods of land management used at the preserve to help keep the prairie ecosystem intact and prevent invasive plant communities from taking over.  We were able to tour several different portions of the prairies found at the preserve as well as Clymer Meadow Preserve’s prairie seed harvesting operation.  Thanks again to all those who attended the field trip held at Clymer Meadow Preserve this past weekend.  We are looking forward to returning to Clymer Meadow Preserve in the fall for a look at the late season blooms and how the prairie prepares itself for the cold winter months.

Check out some photos taken this past weekend!

Jim Eidson telling the tour group about the history of the Blackland Prairie and the Clymer Meadow Preserve.

Jim describing the interactions between the grazing cattle and the dung beetles found on the prairie.

The field trip group amongst the wildflowers and other plants.

Larry Crane describing how the Nature Conservancy harvests seed for their own prairie restoration projects at Clymer Meadow as well as local restoration projects lead by proactive landowners looking to restore native prairie on their property.

Bee Balm in bloom

Purple Indian Paintbrush in bloom

photos: Phillip Quast 2011

Photos from Prairie Fest 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Here are a few photos taken at Prairie Fest 2011, held April 23 at the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth, TX.  NPAT shared a booth with Connemara Conservancy, a land trust focusing on the northeast region of Texas.

photos: Phillip Quast 2011


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jaime Gonzales with Coastal Prairie Partnership writes:
“The Houston Zoo has produced an excellent new video resource on how their dedicated staff raise endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chickens. This video has been very popular with school children, so if you are an educator please give the video a try with your students.”

Check out the video below!

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