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Remembering John Pickett

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

John Howell Pickett, Jr. passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018.
His family and a multitude of friends gathered Thursday, August 16, 2018,
for a Day of Celebration of John’s Life.

He shared his very fulfilling life with Dana, his wife of 63 years. They raised their family in the Glen Rose and Fort Worth areas of Texas. He was a very well-educated man with a deep appreciation for the life he and Dana created for their family, three children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

He is described as having a deep love for nature and was grateful for the opportunity to create a new home for his family in 1986, “overlooking the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, Texas.” He worked to restore their plot of land;  “John—always a lover of nature—developed a passion for native plants. The Glen Rose home became a contemplative place where all the family could appreciate nature, especially for the grandchildren who brought him unending pride and delight.” (Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home).

NPAT’s Board and Staff are sincerely grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know John and work with him during the time he served on our board of directors and led us as our President.  We cherish his appreciation of nature and love of ‘restoring his own prairie’. He was a strong supporter of our organization. We offer our deepest sympathy to Dana and their entire family.

NPAT is very grateful to Dana Pickett and Family for including NPAT in John’s legacy, requesting “in lieu of flowers, donations in John’s honor be made to the Native Prairies Association of Texas or to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.”

Prairies and More Tour - June 16, 2018

Thursday, Aug 02, 2018


Thank you to each photographer for sharing these images taken while touring
Matthew Cartwright-Roberts Prairie near Terrell, 
Ebel Grassland Ranch, Sulphur Bluff,
Lennox Woods Preserve near Clarksville, and
Mr. B. F. Hicks, Daphne Prairie, Mt. Vernon.

Photographer: Gary Barton, “I regret not taking more photos.
Thank you for planning the wonderful tour. It, like the other two, was fun and educational.”

The group ends the day walking Daphne Prairie.

Photographer: Mike Degroot

Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta                                                                    Ebel Grassland Ranch

False Dragonhead Physostegia digitalis blooms being
visited by two Gray Hairstreak Butterflies Strymon melinus

Photographer: Ellen Guiling,
“So fun! I didn’t even know a hayride would be involved!! Also got a hayride on Daphne!”

Antelope Horn Milkweed Asclepias asperula                                  Ready to transport prairie enthusiasts
Seed pods, Matthew Cartwright-Roberts Prairie                                         around Ebel Grassland Ranch

Rattlesnake Master Plant                                                                 Mushroom hiding in Lennox Forest  
Matthew Cartwright-Roberts Prairie


Enthusiasts touring Daphne Prairie

Photographer, Masako, “thanks for taking me to the bus trip I really enjoyed it.”

Daphene Prairie (Black eyed Susan and common yarrow)

American basketflower (foreground)                            Close up of Prairie Indian Plantain,
Prairie Indian Plantain (background)  Matthew Cartwright-Roberts Prairie

Photographer, Terri White,
Walking the Prairie                                                   Waining wildflowers; prairie grasses gone to seed

Thistle ‘Ready & Waiting For Pollinators!’


Photographer, Kelly Crawford,
Green Bee on Sunflower at Daphne Prairie

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