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

Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

*Please note, our new meeting location is at TCC’s Northwest Campus.
Meeting in Room WACB 1123
Download Map: TCC-NW Meeting Location 2018 – 2019

Native Grass Identification
Presenter: Glenn Merkord, Vice President and Senior Biologist of Bluestem Environmental Consultants

Glenn Merkord discussing restoration techniques – photo by Craig Moseley of Houston Chronicle

Would you like to learn how to more easily identify native grasses? If so, join us at the October meeting. Glenn Merkord, will teach us how to identify 10 – 15 of the most common prairie grasses. He will discuss how these grasses fit into the prairie system and why we should value grasses as much as wildflowers – seeing how they ARE the backbone of a prairie. The prairie community includes many different grass species co-existing in a complex ecosystem.


  • B.S. Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Math & Biology double major); M.S. Texas A&M University-Kingsville (Statistics & Biology double major)
  • Volunteer with the Native Prairies Association of Texas; Management Team Leader at Lawther – Deer Park Prairie
  • Areas of expertise: GIS, computer programming, wildlife studies, grassland restoration, seed banking

SAVE THE DATE! December 1, 2018, 5pm
Registration is now open!
Tickets are $30 per person
Deadline for registration is November 21.
Please join Native Prairies Association of Texas in Greenville

Join us at 5 p.m. for a delightful evening at the historic Landmark on Lee Street (see map on registration form) in downtown Greenville.

We will celebrate with a catered barbecue dinner and beverages, including beer and wine. (A vegetarian option is available.) Bring along your favorite delight to add to our ‘Dessert Potluck‘ (and share your recipe).

Presentations will include NPAT’s year in review, speakers will be on hand to share tales of the prairie, and some of NPAT’s special members will be honored.

Oh yes, we’re also holding a silent auction; so you can mingle with other prairie enthusiasts while reviewing what generous donors have made available for purchase.

A field trip to Paul Mathews Prairie is planned for the afternoon of December 1 (weather permitting).

More details to come. We will provide a list of lodging in Greenville and area attractions at For more information, contact Kirsti Harms at or 512-392-2288.

(Visit our Calendar page for hikes, field trips, meet-ups & events)


Check back again to see what field trips we have scheduled.


Fall Saturday Hikes at Chisholm Trail Park
4936 McPherson Blvd.
Fort Worth

North American Prairie Conference
June 2-5, 2019 in Houston

Mark your calendars!


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