Boy Scout Hill Workday – Saturday 4/16

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Hands On the Prairie Day – this Saturday! 

Saturday, April 16th at 10 am

316 E. Lawther Dr Dallas, TX 75218 

Access from eastbound Mockingbird. Turn on East Lawther and take first left into hilltop parking lot by the picnic pavilion.

Boy Scout Hill — the prairie area at the southwest corner or Buckner and Mockingbird off East Lawther — was all the talk of the Blackland Chapter meeting last night. With less than a year of work, it is already looking much better, with less invasive Queen Anne’s lace and more native wildflowers. Have you ever wandered in, hunkered down, and viewed the lake through the prairie grass bending in the breeze? Truly magical! 

This is possibly the most visible native prairie remnant in Dallas County. Let’s make it magnificent! There’s quite a bit of Queen Anne’s lace left, so we must continue. It’s fun work with a view. Simply cut the tops off, or better yet cut the entire plant down. If you’re a true prairie maniac, dig those suckers up!

Bring hand tools, scissors or clippers, work gloves and plastic bags, plus sun gear (glasses, hat, sunscreen) and bug spray. 

Master Naturalists! This qualifies for required volunteer hours. 

Can’t make it? We’ll be there on Sun May 1st from noon to 2 pm. Mark your calendar! 

Need more details? Wondering what to do if it’s rainy? Or if you get lost that day? Call RJ at 214-274-3477.