Join the prairie community of southeast Texas and coastal Louisiana as we celebrate the great work happening locally to save, restore, and teach prairies. We will present awards to prairie champions and enjoy a delicious potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share. Register today!
As in past years, the program will include 2019 Prairie Accomplishments. Promote your group’s 2019 prairie accomplishments by sending a powerpoint slide or two summarizing these accomplishments to Lan.Shen@txgcmn.org . Your slides will be forwarded and included in the program.
6:00 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Pot luck starts
7:00 p.m. Program starts
Last year’s sale of Nine Natives at the Bulb Mart was so successful that the ladies of the Garden Club of Houston led by Margaret Pierce grew more Nine Natives for this year’s Bulb Mart, which will be held today & tomorrow. The specifics from https://www.gchouston.org/bulb-plant-mart-info/:
Friday, 10/4/19 9am-5pm
Saturday, 10/5/19 9am-2pm
Location: The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard, 77019
June 5 – Della Barbato, Director of Education, co-facilitated an education workshop at the NAPC with Jaime Gonzales titled Prairie 101 – Teaching City-Slickers about Prairies through School Lessons, Pocket Prairies, Storytelling and Technology. I asked Rhonda Burrow from Katy High School to discuss her experiences building a one-acre pocket prairie on her campus. Workshop topics discussed: NPAT and history, Deer Park Prairie and history, my student and adult education programs, connecting the ecosystem to belief and value systems, teaching audiences about themselves and where they live, connecting to neighborhoods, building pocket prairies with signage to educate and a name that connects with them, and building the Katy HS Pocket Prairie.
8:30 p.m. Doors open – visitors are encouraged to walk and view the prairie in the relative coolness and breeze around sunset
~ 9:00 p.m. or after dark: Moth and night insect viewing begins
Visitors are welcome to drop by and leave at any time. Cost: Free
Moth and insect enthusiasts Katy Emde and John Schneider will set up black (UV) lights and white screen to attract moths and other night insects. We had some Harris County firsts last year and a lot of fun! Once it gets dark, we’ll see what shows up! We’ll be ID’ing, photographing and talking moths and other night insects such as the silver butt beetle. Light refreshments will be served in the house – please register, so we can get an estimate for food.
In the May, 2019, Texas Wildlife is an article by Keith Pawelek, Associate Director of Texas Naive Seeds Program titled “Land Disturbance, Problem or Opportunity”. The article gives tips on how to use land disturbance as an opportunity to improve the wildlife habitat of a property and can be found at this link: https://issuu.com/texaswildlifeassociation/docs/2019-05-proof5/44. The emphasis is on seeding with native plants.
Thanks to Alyssa Conn for pointing out this article.
For a size to actually read it, hover the cursor on the page and click the full screen icon that appears (on the lower right). Aside: I hate issuu, however, that is the only format where I found the article. How long the link will be active is unknown, so if you want to save the article, take screen shots and save that way.