Seed Collecting: Fri, 12/4 @ Nash/Mowotony Priaire & Before Xmas @ Deer Park Prairie

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Seed Collecting
Friday, 12/4/15 @ Nash/Mowotony Prairie
Before Xmas @ Deer Park Prairie
Seed Collecting at Nash Prairie, 10-12-15
Seed Collecting at Nash Prairie on 10/12/2015

Hi Seed Collectors,

Please join us at two seed collecting events this month:

  • Friday, December 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – noon or later at Nash and/or Mowotony Prairies just south of Brazos Bend State Park
  • Look for upcoming email regarding collecting before Christmas at Deer Park Prairie, Deer Park, TX and possibly one in Brazoria County.

Seed collecting is a leisurely way to enjoy the prairie and learn prairie plants. Walk with a companion in the prairie & run your hands up the appropriate seed head. Seeds that easily fall in your hand are ripe for collection. Or walk with a pair of scissors/pruners to cut off seeds with tough stems.

Nash Prairie: Friday, December 4, 2015, 10 a.m. – noon or later

  • Lan needs help collecting especially swamp sunflower, Maximilian sunflower, little bluestem, big bluestem at the Mowotony Prairie and Maximilian sunflower from Nash (meet at Nash)
  • From Susan Conaty:

"The Nature Conservancy needs help hand collecting Liatris acidota seeds from the Nash Prairie on Friday, December 4th starting at 10:00 A.M.

If you have an electric hedge trimmer please bring it if you can, it will make the work easier. Otherwise, bring the usual for seed collecting,
scissors, paper sacks, gloves. If you don’t have any of the above I will bring some extra.

You are welcome to hand collect seed for yourself or other project, after we collect for TNC"

Reply to HNPAT with your cell phone number to RSVP and for carpooling possibilities from either Starbucks at Meyerland (on Beechnut) or Krogers at S. Post Oak and W. Bellfort (10306 S Post Oak Rd, 77035). Lan needs to leave Nash around 12:30 at latest, but collectors can stay as long as Susan or someone from TNC is there. When you RSVP, you will get contact phone numbers on event day.


Liatris acidota – 10/12/2015

No facilities on the Nash.
Bring water

Meet at Nash Prairie
24110 County Road 25
(Or 29.254653,-95.60277)
Park on Orozimbo Rd (Cty Rd 255)
Damon, TX 77430 Driving Directions

Deer Park Prairie:

Look for upcoming email

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536

Please bring a signed liability release: adult or adult+children

Check out our newly completed viewing platform:

New Viewing Platform at Deer Park Prairie


As always, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen.

See you on the prairie,


Come and help us collect prairie seeds, experience the prairie, help restoration efforts and also take some seeds home for your own garden.

Please send comments about your seed collecting trips to share with other prairie enthusiasts. Be sure to post photos of seed collecting trips at the CPP website: Lan.Shen) the photos and I will post them and credit the photos to you.

Information about this project, the individual teams, the seeds that we are collecting and when they would be ripe are online at