3 Collecting Trips Week of 12/12

Monday, 12/12 To Unprotected Lands in NW Houston,
Tuesday, 12/13 to UH Coastal Center, and
Wednesday, 12/14 to Deer Park Prairie 

Seed Collecting at KPC’s Rock Hollow Creek. 10/20/2016

Hi Seed Collectors,

Tired of shopping and the holiday hassle? Join us on Monday, December 12, Tuesday, December 13, and Wednesday, December 14 for probably the last seed collecting trips this year. See below for when & where and other specifics.

To sign up, please reply to this email with your cell phone number. Everyone welcome!

I will have paper bags for the seeds. If you have these, please bring pruners or scissors, a bucket or a recycleable grocery bag that you can hang on your arm and in which you can put the paper bags, and a pen. I will have a limited amount of these available for your use also.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. As usual, we recommend water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, long-sleeve shirt, and maybe a camera.


Volunteers (no experience necessary) work to collect seeds which support numerous conservation programs in southeast Texas. This is your way to have a big impact and see prairies not often open to the public.

Seed collecting is a leisurely way to enjoy the prairie and learn prairie grasses. Walk with a companion in the prairie & run your hand up the appropriate seed head. Seeds that easily fall in your hand are ripe for collection.

When & Where?

Monday, December 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Becker Prairie
Collecting Big Bluestem on Roadside in NW Harris County. 10/20/2016
Join Lan and Prairie Hunter Katy Emde on Monday, December 12 to collect seeds of prairie plants at a beautiful 22 acre remnant (initially found by Jane Reierson) that sooner or later will be developed. After collecting there a while, we might drive to another site or to another unprotected remnant that Katy knows. At both prairies, we do have permission to collect and be on the property.
Meet at 9:30 a.m.at the Shell station on the northeast corner of US 290 and Becker Rd.  https://goo.gl/maps/rzWTG7PS21F2.
Since we are not meeting at the site, it is important that you give me your cell phone number when you RSVP, even if you have given it to me before. We will drive together to the site.
Carpool: Carpool opportunity from near West Bellfort and Fondren. Meet ~ 7:30 a.m. We will be checking out a two other sites to see what is available before getting to Becker Rd.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to noon at UH Coastal Center in LaMarque. 
Seed Collecting at UH Coastal Center. 11/1/2013
Join Jaime & Lan for seed collecting at the UH Coastal Center (usually not open to the public) in LaMarque, Texas. Please arrive on time at 9:30 a.m., so we can go through the locked gate together. Jaime’s contact on event day is 281-660-6683. Meeting location: https://goo.gl/maps/1vnwBw1kjtQ2 .
Carpool opportunity from a residential area adjacent to S. Main & Buffalo Speedway, please reply to this email. Meet at 8:20 a.m. on Linkwood.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Deer Park Prairie in Deer Park, TX.
Seed Collecting at Deer Park Prairie
Seed Collecting at Deer Park Prairie. July_2016

Visit the Deer Park Prairie the afternoon before our Prairie Stampede (Coastal Prairie Partnership’s & Houston Chapter – Native Prairies Association of Texas’ Holiday & Awards Potluck, open to all). Help us collect some seeds at the same time.

Location: 1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, Texas 77035. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/JT2Vo6GFKLo .  Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses. Please do bring a signed  liability release with you.

Carpool opportunity from a residential area adjacent to S. Main & Buffalo Speedway, please reply to this email. Meet at 11:00 a.m. on Linkwood


Please reply to this email with your cell phone number to sign up. I will send you my cell phone number.
See you in the Prairie,

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