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Friday, 12/11/15 @ Nash Prairie
Sunday, 12/13/15 @ Deer Park Prairie
Friday, 12/18/15 @ UH Coastal Center in La Marque
Hi Seed Collectors,
Please join us for more seed collecting events this month (scroll down for details for each event).
Please RSVP with your cell phone number and indicate which event. You will be given date of event contact number. Late deciders are also welcome, but please know that we will not be able to contact you in case of cancellation.
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.
As always, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring clippers if you have them. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen.
*** Specific Information Below for Each Event ***
Nash Prairie: Friday, December 11, 2015, 10 a.m. – noon or later. From Susan Conaty, email sent 12/4/15:
SEED COLLECTING AGAIN ON THE NASH
Thank you everyone who came out today to help collect liatris [Liatris acidota] for The Nature Conservancy. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated. It was such a beautiful successful day that we are going to collect again next Friday December 11th 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
Meet at Nash Prairie
Deer Park Prairie: Sunday, December 13, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: No facilities at UH Coastal Center.
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: prairiepartner.org or send the photos to Lan Shen, HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org, 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 http://prairiepartner.org/group/prairie-seed-council-of-texas.