Happy Spring 2022

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Hey Everybody! Happy Spring 2022!

Our chapter leadership has been very busy planning Native Plants & Prairies Day that will be held on May 7th at The Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake from 10am to 3pm.

In lieu of any meetings, in person or on Zoom, we have opted to publicize other outings/meetings hosted by other prairie enthusiasts/experts.

The first one is:

I am giving guided Prairie Tours across much of North Texas. I have one on Saturday, May 7th to the LBJ National Grasslands. Another one will be south of Bowie, Texas, called Fossil Hill, which is privately owned. This one will be Saturday, May 21st and only a few spots are available. Register through the Evenbrite site listed on the Fort Worth Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) website shown below.

Jeff Quayle
Email: [email protected]
Cell: (817) 729-0283
NPAT Field Trip Leader
iNaturalist ID: squaylei2000

The second one is:

From: Brandon Belcher [email protected]
Date: April 4, 2022 at 9:43:14 AM CDT
Subject: Clymer Meadow Preserve Spring Tours

Happy Spring, Everyone!

The warm weather is bringing about fresh green color everywhere, and our wildflowers are beginning to bloom. Best of all, The Nature Conservancy’s Clymer Meadow Preserve will be hosting several spring tours in 2022! We wish to accommodate your busy spring schedule, while making sure to maintain safe visitor numbers. You have four opportunities to visit the Preserve:

9am – May 14th – Dickcissel Spring Tour RSVP by 5/9
9am – May 21st – Spring Wildflower Tour (36th Year!) RSVP by 5/16
8am – June 18th – Prairie Rose Tour RSVP by 6/13

Walk among the wildflowers during our Spring Tours of the Clymer Meadow Preserve. Don’t miss your chance to visit this picturesque 1,450-acre preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie—an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species. You’ll immerse yourself in the beauty and color of true Texas prairie while learning about the history and ecology of our native grasslands. Grab your binoculars and camera, pack a picnic lunch, and get back to nature.

SPACE FOR EACH DATE IS LIMITED – Four dates are being offered to accommodate everyone.

Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation.

RSVP to Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or [email protected]

We recommend wearing a hat, long pants and closed-toed shoes. You may also wish to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, camera, lunch, and a water bottle. Tours are rain or shine!

Brandon Belcher
North Texas Preserves Manager
Clymer Meadow Preserve

[email protected]
(903) 752-0676 (Mobile)

    The Nature Conservancy
Clymer Meadow Preserve
4318 FM 1562
PO Box 26
Celeste, TX 75423