October is shaping up to be Bioblitz month in the Houston area and Deer Park Prairie is no exception. Join us on October 22 and 23 as we survey the flora and fauna of our beautiful prairie!
Volunteers will learn how to complete 8 plant transect surveys, plus how to survey for bug, butterfly and bird species. Whatever your interests, there will be plenty of opportunity to learn and participate! Stay for as much of the weekend as you’d like.
9:00 a.m. – noon – Plant Surveying and Training, Prairie Brush & Trash Clean-up
noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (bring your own)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Bugs & Butterflies Survey
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Clean-up, Finish-up, Go Out to Eat with the Volunteer Crew
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Survey for evening critters – moths, bats, owls, mammals using sound, spotlights, spotting scope, game camera, black-lights and other techniques – perfect Halloween fun!
Camping out available on observation deck or in the guest house for any that want to stay overnight.
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Bird Survey – Binoculars, Spotting Scope available
9:00 a.m. – noon – Prairie Maintenance Activities
10:00 a.m. – noon – Plant Surveys
noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Complete Butterfly, Insect, Invertebrate & Vertebrate Surveys
Map Link: Map to Lawther-Deer Park Prairie
Lawther – Deer Park Prairie
1222 East Purdue Lane
Deer Park, TX 77536