Published on January 1, 2023 • Last updated on March 2nd, 2023

Save these Dates!

Prairie Time in North Texas

The Fort Worth Chapter has an action-packed 2023. Save these dates for early 2023. Detailed information and links to register in February newsletter. More dates for hikes, workshops, and field trips coming soon!

Prairie Seekers Spring 2023

The next installment of the Prairie Seekers Toolbox Series field training will be Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Barnett Ranch on the Denton/Wise County line.
Prairie Seekers is a citizen science program that trains volunteers how to assess prairie condition and helps NPAT identify conservation priorities. This workshop is the fourth of a five-part series designed to build plant and wildlife identification skills, as well as a deeper understanding and appreciation for the prairie ecosystem. Our special focus this time will be strategies for responsible livestock management as a prairie maintenance too. To register click here.  Registration is $30.

Jeff Quayle March Hikes and Plant Surveys 

Jeff Quayle has organized a series of hikes and surveys this spring. Dates and times are subject to cancellation due to changing weather conditions. Schedules may be modified. Details will be provided. To contact, Jeff click here.

Chalk Mountain Ranch Plant Survey in Glen Rose
Saturday March 4 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Assist in surveying the flora using iNaturalist on a 340-acre ranch owned by Chuck Snakard located 10 miles southwest of Dinosaur Valley State Park.

Eagle Mountain Park Field Trip in Fort Worth
Sunday, March 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The group will search for rosettes of Shooting Stars (primula meadia) and Yellow False Foxglove (aureolaria grandiflora).
 
Chalk Mountain Ranch Plant Survey in Glen Rose
Saturday March 18 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Assist in surveying the flora using iNaturalist on a 340-acre ranch owned by Chuck Snakard located 10 miles southwest of Dinosaur Valley State Park. 

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Monday, March 20 from 9 a.m. – noon
Join in rare plant monitoring.

Fossil Hill Field Trip in Montague County
Tuesday, March 21, leaving Fort Worth at 8 a.m. Carpooling. (Details will be texted on March 1, Deadline to register is March 15). Email Jeff for a property description of Fossil Hill.
 
Beavers Bend State Park
in Southeast Oklahoma
Monday, March 27 all day. The group will search for Yellow Trout Lily (erythronium rostratum).

April Trips to come

Sunday, April 16
Tandy Hills Field Trip

Saturday, April 22
Earth Day, Fort Worth NPAT Outreach at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (tentative)

April 28 – May 1
City Nature Challenge, Annual 4-day BioBlitz (on iNaturalist) organized by California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.  Sam Kieschnick North Texas Point of Contact.

Saturday, April 29
LBJ Grasslands Hike led by Jeff Quayle