PRAIRIE SOCIAL CLUB MEET-UPS
However…we have Facebook Live & Zoom presentations in place of our monthly Meet-Up & field trips!
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1 – 1:30pm on Facebook Live
Benbrook Lake Prairie Virtual Field Trip
Join plant ecologist and FW-NPAT chapter member Suzanne Tuttle for this virtual 15 minute hike around US Army Corps of Engineers remnant prairie on Benbrook Lake. We’ll investigate what’s flowering and enjoy the beauty of this piece of Fort Worth Prairie.
Did you know that pollinators are vital to our very existence, yet most people have no idea how truly important they are? Join us online for an in-depth presentation on the myriad pollinators that call North Central Texas home. We’ll explore the value of pollinators, delve into their specializations, & discover some really interesting creatures that are your neighbors!
North Texas Outreach & Stewardship Program
THANK YOU! Many generous folks donated during North Texas Giving Day to help us raise funds to kickstart our North Texas Outreach & Stewardship Program. We raised almost $3,000 to apply towards a match.
Now more than ever, we need nature and the outdoors. For many of us, sheltering in place due to COVID-19 has heightened our appreciation for nature. Time outdoors brings us joyful experiences like hearing bird songs and discovering fields of colorful spring wildflowers. Now, more than ever, we recognize that nature sustains us. The Native Prairies Association of Texas works to preserve a historical, natural ecosystem of Texas: the native prairie.
Volunteers of The Fort Worth chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas provide ample opportunities to visit prairies, learn their complexities, and spend time with prairie experts. Unfortunately, just within the city limits of Fort Worth, 50 acres a day are lost to development. Much of that acreage is prairie. Volunteers need help sharing the importance and beauty of prairies; and we need help preserving historic prairies of North Texas.
We currently seek to complete funding for the North Texas Outreach and Stewardship Program. This program will help advance NPAT’s conservation and restoration mission, thus protecting the natural ecosystem that sustains us now and in the future.
Do you have an interest in giving virtual public presentations or virtual field trips? (via Zoom or Facebook Live) If you have a passion for prairies, their inhabitants, their history, & their value, we would love to hear from you! Contact us with your idea.
Help us on our iNaturalist project. Submit your prairie observations to our Prairie Seekers iNaturalist project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/prairie-seekers-native-prairies-association-of-texas
Check out the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area Prairie Notes for inspiring photos and information about Fort Worth’s iconic remnant prairie!
Sign Up Now for Native Prairies Association of Texas – Fort Worth chapter e-mail newsletters.
The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization & land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, & appreciation of native prairies, savannas, & other grasslands in Texas. NPAT has conserved more than 4,000 acres of native Texas prairie, including 1,340 acres of endangered tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, & your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.
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