Below are photos from some of the Prairie Month Events:
October 11, 2014: Bioblitz at Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indian Grass Preserve.
We saw damselfly, green frog, two snakes, many plants native and non-native, plus the nursery behind the field office, where prairie plants for restoration are raised and volunteers work on Tuesdays. KPC is in the process of restoring Indian Grass Preserve with Boys Scouts’ planting prairie plants from gallon pots on November 15 and seeding of the prairie in January. More bioblitz photos.
October 16, 2014: Restoration Roundup at the Rosenberg Civic Center & Seabourne Creek Park.
Videos of most morning talks are posted at the Coastal Prairie Partner’s website (prairiepartner.org).
- Andy Sipocz on Restoration of Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center
- Jaime González – Building Urban Prairies: The M.D. Anderson Prairie Case Study
- Greg Pleasant Explains the Use of Prescribed Fire in Grassland Management and Restoration
Lisa Gray was presented the Dick Benoit Upper Texas Coast Prairie Award for her series of articles last year on Deer Park Prairie, articles that were one of the elements instrumental in saving the prairie.
Afternoon demonstrations were held at the Seabourne Creek Park Prairie. Chip Davis brought the burn box that he made for Harris County Flood Control. Jim Willis brought equipment appropriate for small pocket prairie restorations. More Restoration Roundup photos.
October 20, 2014: Seed Collecting at the Nature Conservancy’s Nash Prairie.
November 8, 2014: Prairie Pandemonium at Sheldon Lake State Park.
Thanks to Jerry Hamby for these photos:
Thanks to all participants of Prairie Month.