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PRAIRIE SOCIAL CLUB MEET-UPS

Our meetings are via Zoom; & sometimes in person. We have many outdoor training, hikes, & field trips scheduled.  VIRTUAL PRESENTATION on Zoom (TBA) HIKES

Fossil Hill Hike on Lake Amon Carter – Western Cross Timbers Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9am – Noon (meet at 8:30am)

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Join us on this trip to a prime example of an ancient Western Cross Timbers forest, with prairie openings. Slopes and ridges are covered in numerous Pennsylvanian strata with rocks and gravel at the surface. The topography is hilly, with elevations from 1050 feet at the top of the hill along the ridge, to 920 feet at the lake. On slopes and along ridges lie numerous boulders, carpeted with ferns, mosses and lichens. There are 10 different species of ferns on the property.

fossil-hill-field-trip-2015 *Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).

Caddo National Grasslands Blackland Prairie Tour Saturday, May 28 from 9am – 1pm REGISTER

Join us for this hike to explore some Blackland Prairie flora at the Caddo National Grasslands east of Bonham. Located in Fannin Co., the grasslands encompass 17,873 acres. We will travel to the Ladonia unit. Jeff Quayle & Mary Curry are co-leading this prairie field trip. Both are well-known local botanists with extensive botanizing in Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Hood, Montague, & Wise counties. Meet at 9am at the Tractor Supply in Bonham (2205 TX-121), just south of Highway 82. Gather in the parking lot closest to the highway. We will caravan from there to the grasslands. Bring snacks or a lunch and plenty of fluids and insect repellant. caddo *Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).
Visit to 4K River Ranch west of Mineral Wells Saturday, June 4 from 8:30am – 11am
REGISTER https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visit-to-4k-river-ranch-west-of-mineral-wells-tickets-337351636827 *Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee). Our hosts, Kim and Kent Olson, have spent the past ten years transforming a worn-out 83-acre peanut farm into beautiful gardens for wildlife, an organic orchard and a maturing prairie restoration. 100% of their water is captured rainfall and a solar array provides more than half the power for their Prairie-style home. Skip stones in the Brazos River, stroll beneath the gallery forest and watch for birds and butterflies as our hosts detail their journey to sustainable living.
*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).
Native Plant Herbal Workshop Saturday, July 16 from 11am – 2pm REGISTER This workshop will be held at Russell Farm in Burleson on Saturday, July 16 from 11 am – 2pm. Herbalist Christina Moon, will teach us how to incorporate herbs into your daily life. Christina will share this knowledge, some easy herbal collections, balms, oils, tinctures, bitters, and their uses. We’ll start the day trying some coffee alternatives and talking about different herbs that are readily available to use as teas, tinctures, or added to recipes. We’ll also press some tinctures and make personalized tea blends to take home. Make a day of it! After the workshop, we’ve been invited to tour the historic Russell Farm, look through the art gallery, sit in on an art demonstration, and hike the back pasture. Russell Farm is an historic 30 acre farm operated by City of Burleson. The Russell-Boren house was built in 1877 and was the home of the Russell family for 135 years. The farm was donated to the City of Burleson in October 2011 by the Boren family for historical, art and agricultural/natural uses. Russell Farm: https://www.burlesontx.com/1215/Russell-Farm Pack snacks, lunch, water and your hiking boots! Christina’s Bio Christina has practiced herbalism for many years. She became interested while working as a Landscape Architect in Austin. She attend several herbal long-courses and learned the practical and medicinal use of native plants of Texas. Since moving to north Texas, Christina has expanded her knowledge to include prairie plants.

Our meetings are via Zoom; & sometimes in person. We have many outdoor training, hikes, & field trips scheduled. 
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Become a Member

Join us! 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 in Texas and throughout the United States. NPAT protects more than 5,000 acres of native Texas prairie, including over 100 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. Join today. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.

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  1. Sue Crain says:

    How do I apply for the GRIP? I am in Clay County, Texas and really need some help with my land. I have deer, quail, doves, and other wildlife, but the grass is not very good, and some real cactus problems in areas. Everything is organic.
    Sue Crain, 940-674-5128, 324 Mojave Trail, Wichita Falls, TX, 76310

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