Yantis Prairie Day
Saturday, September 29, 2018
105 W. Oak
Yantis, TX 75497
(Wood County, east of Dallas/south of Sulphur Springs)
11-year old Kasey Rhodes (pictured here), wrote the article, “Monarch’s Milk for the Great Migration”, and has dreamed of having a prairie day. She moved forward with her plan after having received support from many people, including NPAT’s Michelle Villafranca. “BUTTERFLIES ALWAYS HAVE HELD A FASCINATION FOR 11-YEAR old Yantis resident Kasey Rhodes”. Kasey’s article was published in the June, 2018, issue of the WOOD COUNTY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE “Coop News”. Fort Worth NPAT Chapter’s Michelle Villafranca has been advising the Yantis family on setting up a community event in their town. They are excited about the first YANTIS PRAIRIE DAY which will include: Various expert speakers; seed giveaway; a class on tagging, sexing and tracking butterflies; and a “native edible plant and herb walk”!
• Michelle Villafranca provided rootstock from her own yard for the plant giveaway.
• Dan Caudle of BRIT & Rob Ziehr of NRCS coordinated a donation of native seed. They attended the Prairie Seekers training in March & were very enthusiastic.