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April 2019

Spring Wildflower Day

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lawther-Deer Park Prairie, 1222 E. Purdue Lane
Deer Park, Texas 77536
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Join the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas for talks and tours at Lawther-Deer Park Prairie. We're celebrating our five-year anniversary!

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May 2019

Mary Talbot Prairie

Mary Talbot Prairie Field Day

May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mary Talbot Prairie, Bowie County Road 4101
New Boston, TX United States
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Come explore Mary Talbot Prairie! This is one of Texas’ easternmost prairies and a rare Silveus’ dropseed prairie--named for the grass that dominates there. Talbot prairie is home to an incredibly diverse plant community, and in spring has a beautiful wildflower display.

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June 2019

National Prairie Day

June 1, 2019

Did you know that the first Saturday in June is National Prairie Day? Actually, at NPAT every day is prairie day! And June is a really good time to visit a Texas prairie. This special day was founded by the Missouri Prairie Foundation in 2016 as a way to celebrate and…

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North American Prairie Conference

June 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - June 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
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The North American Prairie Conference returns to Texas. This national conference will be held June 2-5 in the Houston area. It brings together the brightest minds in prairie conservation, including Carol Davit, Dr. Reed Noss, Dr. Chris Helzer, and Dr. Dwayne Estes. Join in field trips across the region and a barbecue at Armand Bayou Nature Center.

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July 2019

Fort Worth Chapter Meet-up

July 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus Room WACB 1123, 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, 76179
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Prairies in American Impressionist Art
Artist Scott Winterrowd will explore the depiction of the prairie in paintings, focusing on Texas artists: the history of the prairie in art, including his own watercolor depictions of the prairie!  This evening promises to be awe-inspiring.

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Moth Night at Deer Park Prairie

July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lawther-Deer Park Prairie, 1222 E. Purdue Lane
Deer Park, Texas 77536
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Join us after dark on Lawther-Deer Park Prairie (1222 E. Purdue Ln, Deer Park 77536), when Katy Emde and John Schneider will be setting up the moth stations.  There were some Harris County firsts last year and a lot of fun!  More information to follow!

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Indiangrass Third Sunday Monthly Work Day

July 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary gate, 30°18'32.4"N 97°35'31.1"W + Google Map

Join us in restoration work at this preserve to enhance this special prairie. We will discuss the native species that make up this habitat, and collect seeds to be used later in the year as part of the restoration efforts.

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October 2019

Skip Barnett Ranch Field Trip

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Fort Worth Chapter on a field trip to the historic Barnett Ranch. It has native grass pastures, Fort Worth Prairie seeps, exposed Cretaceous geology, and prairie barrens.

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Riesel Prairie Volunteer Day

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help NPAT clear brush at our 5-acre Riesel Prairie; a tallgrass prairie remnant of the Blackland Prairie. We can also use your help documenting flora & fauna using iNaturalist. Afterwards, we’ll provide lunch and tour a nearby Falls County prairie.

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November 2019

Blackland Chapter Meeting

November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CC Young, Flag Pole Room, 4847 W Lawther Dr, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75214
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Photographer Sean Fitzgerald will present on Prairie Photography and More. Sean grew up on the North Dakota prairies and is one of Texas’ premier photographers of wildflowers and prairies.

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