Please join us in exploring, restoring, enjoying, conserving, and learning about our local prairies!

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. In the Houston area, HNPAT is responsible for the management, conservation and educational uses of the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Preserve in Deer Park, Texas.  All are invited to join our activities, including monthly programs on the 4th Wednesday evening of every month.

Houston’s Milkweeds: Identification, Habitat, Heritage
by Don Verser
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6:30 pm for Refreshments; & Presentation at 7:00 pm
Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion @ Hermann Park
1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tQAdqzp1C6m

Don Verser, prairie conservationist who “discovered” Deer Park Prairie, has a special interest in native milkweeds. He is also an excellent photographer. Enjoy some of Don’s beautiful photos of Deer Park Prairie at HNPAT’s Flickr site, at this link. Don is active in Houston’s birding and native plant communities, where he has led efforts for habitat restoration with a focus on growing plants that support Lepidoptera species. Locally, he is a member of Houston Audubon, Nature Discovery Center, Outdoor Nature Club, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and the Native Prairie Association of Texas.


Saturday & Sunday: October 22 & 23 Bioblitz at Deer Park Prairie

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RSVP to Pat@Merkord.com or 936-827-7973 (event day phone) or just come. Please do not go onto the prairie until you have submitted a signed a liability release.
Google map link: 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park 77536


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