Published on October 1, 2018 • Last updated on July 9th, 2022

Native Grass Identification – Glenn Merkord – 10/8/18

Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
*Please note, our new meeting location is at TCC’s Northwest Campus.
Meeting in Room WACB 1123
Download Map: TCC-NW Meeting Location 2018 – 2019

Native Grass Identification
Presenter: Glenn Merkord, Vice President and Senior Biologist of Bluestem Environmental Consultants

Glenn Merkord discussing restoration techniques – photo by Craig Moseley of Houston Chronicle

Would you like to learn how to more easily identify native grasses? If so, join us at the October meeting. Glenn Merkord, will teach us how to identify 10 – 15 of the most common prairie grasses. He will discuss how these grasses fit into the prairie system and why we should value grasses as much as wildflowers – seeing how they ARE the backbone of a prairie. The prairie community includes many different grass species co-existing in a complex ecosystem.


  • B.S. Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Math & Biology double major); M.S. Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Statistics & Biology double major)
  • Volunteer with the Native Prairies Association of Texas; Management Team Leader at Lawther – Deer Park Prairie
  • Areas of expertise: GIS, computer programming, wildlife studies, grassland restoration, seed banking

Categories: Fort Worth Chapter