Upcoming Events (click on date on the calendar for more details):


Monday, April 10, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Prairie Management on Public & Private Property in Tarrant County
Panel Discussion
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street

Stella Rowan Prairie, owned & managed by Tarrant County in southeast Fort Worth.

We have an exciting program planned for the April 10, 2017 meeting of the Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter meeting. There is a groundswell developing in Tarrant County among public and private property owners and managers to identify, conserve and in many cases restore native prairie remnants for a variety of reasons. What motivates people to learn about and save their local natural heritage? And how can folks connect to other like-minded conservationists?

To explore answers to these questions and to facilitate networking we have put together a panel of local prairie owners/managers for our April meeting. Currently scheduled to serve as panelists are:

  • Mr. Nathan Loftice – Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Sustainability and Environmental Division
  • Mr. Don Young – Founder and President, Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area
  • Dr. Greta Bowling – Faculty Member, Tarrant County College Northwest Campus
  • Dr. Jeanmarie Stiles – Faculty Member, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
  • Ms. Pansy Sheffield – Faculty Member & Science Specialist, Tarrant County College South Campus
  • Mr. Marc Villanueva – Lead Groundskeeper, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
  • Ms. Pat Merkord – Executive Director, Native Prairies Association of Texas

Suzanne Tuttle, FW-NPAT Treasurer and recently retired Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge will serve as moderator. Audience members are encouraged to actively engage in the discussion. Please join us – we expect a lively, informative evening!

Unless otherwise noted, typically, the Fort Worth chapter of NPAT meets at the Downtown Fort Worth YMCA:
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street,  Corner of 5th and Lamar Streets

Parking can be found in two lots. One connected to the building between 4th and 5th Ave., along Burnett or across from the building & between 3rd and 4th Ave., also along Burnett. There’s plenty of YMCA signage in both lots, so they shouldn’t be difficult to find & both are free with validation from the front desk. Parking in the street is free too.

NPAT’s  Breeding Bird Survey
Maddin Prairie Preserve, Colorado City, TX
Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 29

-Take advantage of this opportunity to explore NPAT’s western-most prairie.
-We hope there will be a spring wildflower show, and birds and insects should be active.
RSVP & Info on Daily Schedules: Email Kirsti Harms

Hikes, field trips, tours & iNaturalist challenges are planned & led by Jeff Quayle. Please send an email to or call 817/729-0283 if you plan on attending any hikes or field trips,
so he will know who to expect. If there are any changes or a fieldtrip is cancelled, you will be notified.

Use of the iNaturalist app during fieldtrips is also encouraged, so you can contribute valuable data for our state and have your own personal list so you can learn more about what you observe as you go along.

Download details about each hike.

Thora Hart Park Hike
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00am – 11:00am

Fossil Hill Hike @ Lake Amon Carter (south of Bowie) Field Trip
Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:30am – 2:00pm

LLELA Nursery & Restoration Tour
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00am – 1:00pm

Skip Barnett Ranch Field Trip
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00am – 1:00pm

Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Isle du Bois Unit Field Trip
Saturday, May 27, 2017
9:00am – 1:00pm

Blackland NPAT Chapter’s 2nd Annual Texas Prairies Bus Tour!
Central Texas Prairies bus tour

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 7am – 11pm – BUS LEAVES promptly from the parking lot of Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas.

Tour stops includes the following prairies: Burleson, Granger Lake, Lehmann, Riesel, & Simpson.

Registration questions: Pat Rinn, NPAT with any questions about registration
Additional information call: Leigh Ann Ellis, Blackland NPAT Chapter, Dallas: 214.321.7159

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