Calendar

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

PRAIRIE SOCIAL CLUB MEET-UP

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. We will reschedule meet-ups, hike, events, & tours when it is safe to do so. Please see the current City of Fort Worth & State of Texas updates.

Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Population Ecology of Silphium albiflorum (white rosinweed)
Bruce Benz, Biology Professor at Texas Wesleyan University

Did you know that white rosinweed (Silphium albiflorum) is an endemic Texas species with a limited range globally & is found only in north central Texas? Bruce has coordinated a long-term population ecology study of white rosinweed at Tandy Hills Natural Area & other sites within its limited range.

(Photo by Bob O’Kennon via iNaturalist)

Texas Wesleyan University is organizing an all-day event at Tandy Hills to celebrate Earth Day 2020 on Saturday, April 18.  The event will sponsor an invasive plant species survey to photo-document invasives at 100 precise locations. Invasive species at Tandy Hills threatens the existing population of white rosinweed.

Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus
WACB 1123 (building closest to the lake; park in the last parking lot by the lake)

Download map:
TCC-NW Meeting Location 2020

Upcoming Prairie Social Club Meet-Ups for 2020:

Monday, May 11, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Riparian Management – Why Creeks Act the Way They Do
Ricky Linex, NRCS Wildlife Biologist & Author of Range Plants of North Central Texas; A Land User’s Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management

Monday, June 8, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Stay tuned for details

We will assess the COVID-19 situation in May.
Monday, July 13, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm

America’s Lost Landscape Documentary Viewing
Join us for popcorn, snacks, socializing, & a good old-fashioned riveting documentary viewing! 🙂

Monday, August 10, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
We are planning a special field trip. Stay tuned!

Monday, September 14, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Marine Creek Land Scholars present Native Seedball Germination Study Conclusions

Marine Creek Land Scholars is a joint venture between Tarrant County College – Northwest Campus & Marine Creek Collegiate High School.  Working with TCC professors & MCCHS teachers, these high school students learn environmental awareness, conservation skills, & biological field techniques. TCC-NW professor Greta Bowling is working with the students to develop a native seed study, the results of which they will present at the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration conference in November 2020.

Monday, October 12, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Stay tuned for details.

Monday, November 9, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Stay tuned for details.

Monday, December 14, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Prairie Party Potluck & Games


VOLUNTEER

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. We will reschedule meet-ups, hike, events, & tours when it is safe to do so. Please see the current City of Fort Worth & State of Texas updates.

Join us on Saturday, March 21 from 9am – Noon
Team up with Girl Scouts, Tarrant County College students & the Young Women’s Leadership Academy as we pull the Savage Cabbage from the banks of the Trinity River.

Read Jo Ann’s article to find out how successful the annual Savage Cabbage Bash has been.

Join us on Saturday, April 25 from 1pm – 3 pm at Stella Rowan Prairie for the City Nature Challenge. Learn & contribute to the Stella Rowan Prairie iNaturalist project with renowned Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick. YOU can help us increase the documentation of biodiversity at this special native prairie remnant.


HIKES

We schedule hikes periodically throughout the year so you can visit prairies in each season. We’ll post upcoming hikes here as they are scheduled.


FIELD TRIPS

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. We will reschedule meet-ups, hike, events, & tours when it is safe to do so. Please see the current City of Fort Worth & State of Texas updates.

Save the date!
Prairies & Wine Day Trip Bus Tour

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Purchase your tickets here.

Escape the city heat for a day as you ride a luxury bus through the prairies of Wise, Cooke & Montague Counties known as the North Texas Hill Country. Our prairie experts will narrate the tour, with a stop at LBJ National Grasslands to take a look at the intersection between Western Cross Timbers savanna & Fort Worth Prairie. From there, we’ll head north through the hills & valleys to quench our thirst at 4R Vinyards & Winery in Cooke County. After wine, cheese & an amazing view overlooking the Red River Valley, we’ll top off the evening with a stop on the historic Saint Jo square for your choice of shopping, dinner, & the gallery exhibition of ‘Women of the West’ at the Davis & Blevins Gallery. Bus departs/returns at TCC-NW campus in Fort Worth.


WORKSHOPS

CANCELLED due to COVID-19. We will reschedule meet-ups, hike, events, & tours when it is safe to do so. Please see the current City of Fort Worth & State of Texas updates.

Prairie Seekers Training
Tarrant County Resource Connection AgriLife building & Stella Rowan Prairie
Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9am – 3pm
The $30 fee covers snacks, lunch & course materials. There is a 2.17 processing fee assessed by EventBrite.
Register here!

Join us for Prairie Seekers training where you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to program

  • Basic prairie ecology & regional history

  • Common & endemic prairie species

  • How to recognize & assess prairies

  • Field survey techniques

  • Plant ID in the field with prairie experts

  • iNaturalist

Prairie Seekers is a citizen scientist program training volunteers to assess & map prairies for possible conservation funding opportunities.

Indoor portion will be at Tarrant County Resource Connection campus & field training will be at Stella Rowan Prairie.

Co-sponsors:Tarrant County Resource Connection, Texas A&M AgriLife

The $30 fee covers snacks, lunch & course materials. There is a 2.17 processing fee assessed by EventBrite.

*Sorry, no refunds.

Questions? fwnpat@gmail.com


North American Prairie Conference in Iowa in July 20 – 22, 2020!
http://www.northamericanprairie.org/

 

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