Upcoming Prairie/Plant Events – compiled 150720

Tues, July 21: MD Anderson Prairie, 8:30 am – 10:30 am.  Workday to prune, to remove a few invasive species, and to treat for fire ants. Carpool from KPC office 3015 Richmond Ave., 77098, front parking lot – entrance on Eastside) at 8:10 am. Please RSVP, if possible, to Lan.shen@txgcmn.org

IMG_0659-smWed, July 22: Wildlife of Deer Park Prairie vs Sheldon Lake State Park’s Restored Prairie by TPWD Intern Pablo Pardo at Houston Chapter, Native Prairies Association of TX Meeting. 6:30 pm for refreshment, 7:00 pm, meeting starts. At the Cheries Flores Pavilion in Hermann Park’s Centennial Garden, 1500 Hermann Dr.. Parking lot is across the street from the Health Museum. More information: https://hnpat.wordpress.com/hnpat-activities/monthly-meetings/

Fri, July 24: National Moth Week Night at Deer Park Prairie. The Prairie will be open to visitors starting at 7:00 pm. for an evening walk. Sunset is at 8:20 pm. Katy Emde, our moth expert, will be setting up lights and screens to observe moths after dark. Event ends at 10:00 pm. 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, 77536. Since the following morning is bird survey and workday, anyone wishing to camp in the house or in the back yard is welcome. RSVP to HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org is only necessary, if you wish to camp; campers must RSVP. Read about last year’s blog, “Silver Butt Beetle…” and more information about this event.

Sat, July 25:
Deer Park Prairie Bird Survey. 7:30 am.

Deer Park Prairie Seed Collecting with Jaime Gonzalez. 8:30 am – 10:00 am.  Rough coneflower is ready to collect and some Rosinweed.
Deer Park Prairie Workday. 9:00 am – noon. 
1222 E. Purdue Ln, 77536. Help build a viewing platform or set up a growout table, continued. No experience necessary. Contact: HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org or on workday: Glenn Merkord, 1-936-827-7978. Visitors’ information: https://hnpat.wordpress.com/visit-dpp/

Fri, July 31: NPSOT-H & GCMN Native Plant Garden @ Houston Zoo Workday: Meet at the front gate of the Zoo at 8:30 am. We will try to keep the work time short because of the heat. RSVP to HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org and your email will be forwarded to coordinator, Sally Hilliard, in case of changes

Wed, Aug 5: Environmental Educators’ Exchange meeting at Deer Park Prairie. 6:30-7:00 PM Networking and Refreshments; 7:00-7:45 PM Guided tour of Deer Park Prairie; 7:45-8:30 PM EEE Affairs and EEE Roundtable Forum, meeting ends. Non-members welcome. More information: click here.

Sat, Aug 8: Project Blazing Star.  9:00 am – noon, at Pavilion next to 6520 Almeda.  Plant or weed the pocket prairie at Hermann Park’s Bayou Savannah. http://goo.gl/maps/pLe08. Contact: Lan.shen@txgcmn.org.

Thur, Aug 13: GCMN- (native) Plant Propagation Program. (Gulf Coast Master Naturalist) 9:00 am – noon, at Pavilion next to 6520 Almeda http://goo.gl/maps/pLe08.  No experience necessary; anyone interested in working with/learning about native plants is welcome.  Contact: celestemead@hotmail.com or  Lan.shen@txgcmn.org

To Join the Prairie Seed Collection Team and get email announcements whenever we go collecting seeds, please email Lan.shen@txgcmn.org with words “Add me to the seed collection email list.”

Save the Dates: Both at Houston Zoo – Thank You Houston Zoo!!!

  • Saturday, September 19, Native Plant Society of Tx – Houston’s Wildscapes Workshop
  • Thursday – Saturday, November 12-14, Southern Plants & Prairie Conference sponsored by Native Prairie Association of TX & Coastal Prairie Partnership