Blackland Prairie Chapter Resources

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Here are some recommended resources from the Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas.

Our Prairie Defender Friends

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Fort Worth Chapter
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Native Plant Society of Texas
Nature Conservancy of Texas
North Texas Master Naturalists

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Our Nature Friends

North Texas Naturalist Blogs

Becky Rader’s Dallas
DFW Urban Wildlife
Dallas Trinity Trails
GreenSource DFW

North Texas Nature Centers with Prairie Displays

Botanical Research Center of Texas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
River Legacy Living Science Center
Trinity River Audubon Center

Regional & State Groups

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
North Texas Smartscape
Teaming With Wildlife
Texas Master Naturalist
Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Society for Ecological Restoration

Seed & Plant Sources for Texas

Bamert Seed Co.
Bluestem Nursery
Native American Seed
Wildseed Farms

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Blackland Prairie Books

Prairie Time: A Blackland Portrait by Matt White
A poetic, yet informative, look at the Blackland prairies of northeast Texas.

Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas
Descriptions and illustrations for more than 2,200 species, which are nearly 46% of Texas plants.

Plants of North Central Texas by Ricky Linex
Describes 324 grasses, wildflowers, and woody plants, indexed by common names and scientific names.

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Blackland Prairie Reading

Blackland Prarie: A Guide to 100 Common Species
Covers flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees, plus birds, bugs, and animals. From the North Texas Master Naturalists.

Native Prairies Association of Texas
An excellent series of short primers. Click on the Learn, Protect, and Manage tabs in the menu.

North Texas Wild: Osage Moon
Turning pastures into prairies in Fannin County.

North Texas Wild: Pemberton Springs
Preserving prairie and bottomland in the Great Trinity Forest.

Post Oak & Prairie Journal
Published bi-monthly by Crosstimbers Connection, a nonprofit that connects people with nature in North Texas.

Wikipedia: Texas blackland prairies
A surprisingly good synopsis with a collection of links.

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Blackland Prairie Videos

The Blackland Prairie: Past, Present, and Future
About Austin College’s Sneed Environmental Research Area in Sherman, Texas. 20:43 min.

The Bounty of the Blackland Prairie
The history of the Chickasaw Nations homeland in the blackland prairies of Mississippi and Alabama. 2:21 min.

Clymer Meadow Hike with The Nature Conservancy of Texas
The Wynns follow Jim Edson around the preserve. The first 30 seconds are an intro about the series, Gone with the Wynns.

Keep Texas Wild: Blackland Prairie
By Texas Parks and Wildlife. 5:34 min.

Postcard: Prairie Grasses
Beautiful nature footage and natural sounds from a number of prairie regions by Texas Parks and Wildlife. 2:07 min.

Save the Texas Tallgrass Prairies
A slideshow by Native Prairies Association of Texas showing the beauty and value of tallgrass prairies in Texas.

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Talbot Prairie, photo by Lisa Spangler.