Update: Past Presentations with video links are now posted here. Links to past newsletters are at this link

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For more information about sponsorship, tickets, and volunteering for this second annual fundraiser for the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Education Program, go to texasprairie.org/party/
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You are invited to join our monthly meeting online (registration required; scroll down for link):

Wednesday, July 28, 7:00 pm

Pollinators and the Powerhouse Prairie Plants They Love
by Lauren Simpson

Lauren simpson july 2021Lauren educates about pollinators (and other insects), their conservation, and the urban wildscapes supporting them. That is her passion outside of teaching legal research and writing at the University of Houston Law Center.

In this presentation, Ms. Lauren Simpson introduces our pollinators and their needs, showcases prairie plants that help them thrive, and shares management techniques to welcome pollinators into any garden.

Since early 2015, Lauren Simpson has spent her spare time transforming her Houston home gardens into a pollinator-friendly habitat, currently a Certified Wildlife Habitat (National Wildlife Federation), a Monarch Waystation (Monarch Watch, Waystation No. 10925), and a Certified Butterfly Garden (North American Butterfly Association). She promotes pollinator conservation and wildscaping through presentations, events, interviews, a website, and an educational Facebook community entitled St. Julian’s Crossing-wildlife habitat–the name adopted for her family’s Monarch Waystation. Ms. Simpson is a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas (Houston Chapter) and the North American Butterfly Association (Butterfly Enthusiasts of Southeast Texas Chapter). She has also received Level 1 and Level 2 certifications through the NPSOT Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP), has attended the “Monarch Conservation Workshop: Train the Trainer” training, and chairs the NPSOT subcommittee for the Advocacy companion class to NLCP Level 4.

Ms. Simpson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where she teaches Lawyering Skills and Strategies. She is a spring 2016 recipient of the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award (Instructor/Clinical category); one of three 2018 AALS Teachers of the Year selected by the Law Center; and the 2017, 2018, 2019 (co-recipient), and 2021 Student Bar Association Professor of the Year for Law Center faculty teaching in the part-time program.

Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUod-6rpzgjE9Sb-jzV199DpYC4uXlZHxFu

Immediately upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation e-mail in your Inbox.

The easiest way to join the meeting is to simply click on the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. The password is incorporated in the link.  You may log in as early as 6:30 PM to work through any connection issues

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June meeting presentation: Nine Natives for Shade Gardens
Creating Simple Gardens With Native Prairie Plants
by Beth Clark,
Professional Landscape Architect with Clark Condon, Landscape Architecture will be uploaded to Youtube shortly. Check back next week for link.

beth clarkNine Natives for Shade Gardens CoverLink to the Nine Natives for Shade Gardens booklet at tinyurl.com/9NativesForShade

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Upcoming meeting topics:

Wednesday, August 25, 7:00 pm:  Sage Grouse Study by Jenny McCarthy, SWCA

REGISTRATION REQUIRED (check back closer to event for registration link)

Immediately upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation e-mail in your Inbox.
The easiest way to join the meeting is to simply click on the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. The password is incorporated in the link.

You may log in as early as 6:30 PM to work through any connection issues.

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2021 Houston-Galveston City Nature Challenge Results

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More results at https://www.facebook.com/HouGalCNC/ . You do not have to join facebook to read the posts on this page. Just scroll down and keep clicking the “not now” when the annoying join the facebook popups appear.  See especially the posts on May 13.

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Deer Park Prairie will be open to visitors by appointment only. We are abiding by CDC protocol and are requiring face masks for people who are not vaccinated. For those who are vaccinated, face masks are optional.

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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.

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