HNPAT // Houston Chapter

Welcome to the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT). We’re so glad you’re here. Check the chapter calendar for upcoming monthly meetings, events, field trips and more.

HNPAT provides many programs related to prairie plants, their growing conditions, propagation and usage in the home garden as well as information about insects, birds and animals of the prairie.

HNPAT Counties (click to view larger)

Our long-term goals are:

  • To promote conservation, restoration, and appreciation of our natural heritage – the coastal tallgrass prairie and its extremely biodiverse population of plants, insects, birds and other animals;
  • To expand the base of prairie supporters and advocates by education through lectures, field trips, workshops, educational booths, educational brochures, website and use of the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Preserve;
  • To support efforts to develop sources for native prairie seeds and plants for use in both large scale restorations and smaller prairie gardens;
  • To aid NPAT in the management of Deer Park Prairie through volunteerism, fundraising and other means;
  • To identify remaining high quality prairie remnants in the greater Houston area and develop strategies and collaborations to protect them.

Houston Chapter Blog

News, events and more!

Prairie Dew
My favorite time to shoot macro is at sunrise, closely followed by those occasions where dew is present.  I can ...
The Wide View
We had a pretty good rain on the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve today, brought about by a cold front coming ...
It’s a Small World
The Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve is quickly becoming one of my favorite locations to photograph nature.  One of the big ...
Wanted: YOUR Ideas for 2014 Prairie Programs!
Hi Prairie Enthusiasts! We Want YOUR Ideas for 2014 Prairie Programs! You are invited to come to an open board ...
Restoration Roundup in Rosenberg – Thursday, October 16, 9am – 3pm
The essentials: Prairie Restoration Roundup​: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rosenberg Civic Center and adjoining Seabourne Creek Nature Park. Hands-on demonstration ...
Sun., 10/12: Native Plant Society Field Trip to Prairie & Wetlands of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
From: Paul Roling <PRoling> Subject: Reminder: NPSOT-H Field Trip Sunday October 12 ​...field trip is this coming Sunday, October 12, ...
Sat, 11/8/14 2nd Annual Blaze and Graze hosted by Native Prairies Association of Texas
From: Native Prairies Association of Texas <info> ​*** Saturday, November 8, 2014: All day activities. Dinner 6-9pm​ *** 2nd Annual ...

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization and land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands.  NPAT protects over 4,031 acres of native Texas Prairie, including over 1,340 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.