Celebrate Native Pollinators With NPAT!

Published by Carly Aulicky on

Celebrate Pollinator Week (June 20-26) with the Native Prairies Association of Texas! We will begin with a free Zoom presentation on Managing Prairie for Native Pollinators by Carol Clark on Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. It continues Saturday, June 25th with two native plants and pollinators bioblitz opportunities on NPAT prairies!

Managing Prairie for Native Pollinators

Our guest speaker Carol Clark is a tremendous advocate for native pollinators and prairies in Texas. Carol is a Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch and a co-administer of the Texas Native Bee Co-op Facebook page. In addition to her work on behalf of pollinators, Carol also operates a wildlife preserve and wildflower seed business in Cooke County with her husband.

Registration is required to get into the Zoom presentation. Click here to register!

Native Pollinator Bioblitzes

On Saturday June, 25 join us at Lawther-Deer Park Prairie in Houston, or at the Talbot Brothers Prairie in New Boston to document the native wildflowers in bloom, and find out what native pollinators are out and about! Attendees will need either the iNaturalist app or an iNaturalist account to participate. Learn more about iNaturalist here!

Lawther-Deer Park Prairie

The Deer Park Prairie bioblitz will be held from 8 -11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 at NPAT’s beautiful 51-acre coastal prairie! Join Della Barbato and Michael Eckenfels to study the flora and fauna. Contact Della at [email protected] to RSVP and for more information.

Talbot Brothers Prairie Bioblitz

At Talbot Brothers on Saturday, June 25, we will be exploring the prairie and bottomland forest for native plants and pollinators, The morning event will be from 8 a.m.-noon, with a nocturnal (mothing) survey from 6 p.m.-late evening.  Space is limited to 30 people and registration is required! Please contact Dr. Aulicky at [email protected] with any questions about the Talbot Brothers bioblitz.