2020 Events

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2020 Meetings/Events

Meetings are held on the Fourth WEDNESDAYS: Except November & December and are open to the public

Our meetings will usually be held at the Houston Red Cross Building at 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX . 

Please join us at 6:30 pm for refreshments & presentation at 7:00 pm

January 22, 2020

Seed Cleaning Party Sponsored by Katy Prairie Conservancy:

We will be cleaning seeds collected this fall and putting them in packets to be distributed to people willing to grow them out for KPC’s Great Growout Program. Come and see what these native seeds look like, how to clean them, and take some home. Learn about prairie plants and seeds from KPC experts.   KPC is providing pizza!

February 26, 2020

Tim Siegmund, Managing Prairies with Diversity in Mind

Tim SiegmundTim Siegmund works for Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) and leads its Private Lands and Habitat Program, whose goal “is to provide advice and information to private landowners interested in the conservation and development of wildlife habitat on their property“.

Tim was born and raised in Giddings, TX.  A bachelor’s degree and graduate research at Stephen F. Austin State University was followed by employment with TPWD in 2009.  In College Station, Tim was responsible for 7 counties performing wildlife surveys, public outreach, technical guidance, prescribed fire assistance, public hunting opportunity, wildlife tax valuation planning and dealing with other wildlife issues.  Starting Nov 1st, 2017 Tim began his role as the Private Lands Program Leader for TPWD dealing with private lands issues in a statewide capacity.  Tim resides in College Station with his wife and two children.

*Photo from http://wcwildlife.org/resources/Documents/2019%20Newsletter%20-Summer.pdf

 

March 25, 2020 Meeting Cancelled

David Bezanson will speak on Talbot Prairie

David is Land Protection and Easement Manager for The Nature Conservancy (TNC).  In Texas, working to acquire preserves and conservation easements statewide. Bezanson served as executive director of Texas Land Conservancy (formerly Natural Area Preservation Association) before joining TNC. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas-Austin. His master’s thesis described the natural vegetation of Texas and conservation priorities.

April 22, 2020

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Bruce Dvorak, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M and part of the Interdisciplinary Green Roof Research Group will present on using native plants for green roofs.

 

 

April 25, 2020

Spring Prairie Day and City Nature Challenge at Lawther – Deer Park Prairie!

May 27, 20

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June 24, 2050

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July 22, 2020

 

Glen Olsen will present Texas Prairie Birding Trips

Plus, we’ll have a Moth Night event out at Deer Park Prairie!

August 26, 2020

Barbara Wiley will present on Milkweek Propagation

September 23, 2020

Forest Smith from Texas A&M will present on A Photographic Guide to Vegetation of the South Texas Sand Sheet

Fall Prairie Day also happens in September!

October 28, 2020

Erin Mills from the Houston Museum of Natural Science will present on Bugs!

November/December 2020

Annual Prairie Stampede!