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!

Blaze and Graze and other upcoming events
NPAT email on October 3, 2014 Fall is a busy time for Texas prairies! View this email in your browser ...
Damselfly in Dew on Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve
The Fragile Forktail Damselfly Ischnura posita is one of the smallest damselflies, measuring about 1 inch long.  The only thing ...
HNPAT September Meeting, Workdays & Upcoming Events
Thanks to Pat for the upcoming events announcement - see forwarded email below for more details about the HNPAT events ...
Prairie Month
Fall is Prairie Season!  In October & early November, Prairie Month, sponsored by the Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) and the ...
Liatris aspera blooming NOW at Memorial Park Prairie
The Memorial Park Prairie remnant is on either side of the railroad tracks both north and south of Memorial Dr. Two ...
Small Things in a Big Way
The Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve contains 300+ grasses and plants to date that have been identified, and listed in a ...
Twilight and Moonrise Over the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie Preserve
In my journal, through the use of photos and words, I hope to convey the raw beauty of the Lawther-Deer ...
Insects on the Prairie
It is easy to see the draw for nature lovers when you first lay eyes on the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie ...

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.