Upcoming Events (click on date on the calendar for more details):
Monday, July 10, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Restoration Efforts at the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve
Presenter: Bob Mione of Connemara Conservancy
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street
Bob’s presentaion will deal with the detailed history of restoration attempts at the 72 acre nature preserve. Removal of invasives, both chemically and via solarization, the use of a “no till drill”, using a greenhouse to start seedlings, irrigation techniques, seed choices, mowing techniques and other aspects of native grass and wild flower restoration are discussed. Recent focus on restoring habitat for Monarch butterflies and bees is highlighted.
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.
Call for Abstracts & Sponsors
America’s Grasslands Conference: United for Conservation
November 14 – 16, 2017
This conference will bring together researchers, natural resource professionals, ranchers, policy experts and conservationists for two days to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands. Call for Presentations/Postsers & Sponsors open now.http://www.nwf.org/…/He…/Americas-Grasslands-Conference.aspx
Hikes, field trips, tours & iNaturalist challenges are planned & led by Jeff Quayle. Please send an email to email@example.com 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.
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.
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Registration questions: Pat Rinn, NPAT with any questions about registration Pat_Rinn@TexasPrairie.org
Additional information call: Leigh Ann Ellis, Blackland NPAT Chapter, Dallas: 214.321.7159