Registration Open & Volunteers Needed – Deer Park Prairie Celebration 2015

Registration is now OPEN for 2015 Deer Park Prairie Celebration on Saturday, May 9, 2015!

Enjoy spring, wildflowers, birds at the Prairie Celebration at Deer Park Prairie (1222 E. Purdue Lane 77536) on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Please join the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) and its Houston Chapter (HNPAT) to celebrate the conservation of this rare prairie remnant. Free wildflower walks, history talk, bird surveys, and much more all day followed by sit-down dinner at Monument Inn ($45/person; choice of shrimp, fish, chicken or vegetarian plus dessert ordered upon arrival). Registration (required) or more information at this link.

May 9th is the day before Mother’s Day, so treat a mother to birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and dinner!

Register Now!

Please download these flyers and forward to all your family and friends:

Flyer for Deer Park Prairie Celebration

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Volunteers are needed to help with the event! Contact Barbara Willy bwillyhnpat@gmail.com, event organizer, to volunteer!

Offsprings from Monarch Way Station from Deer Park Prairie Celebration

First 2 Monarchs to emerge by Janis Terry.

First 2 Monarchs to emerge. Photo by Janis Terry.

For the silent auction at the Deer Park Prairie Celebration on April 5, 2014, Barbara Willy donated 2 Monarch Way Stations.  Janis Terry won the bid on one of them. Barbara planted the Monarch Way Station in Janis’ yard shortly thereafter.  This is the result:

From Barbara Willy on October 9, 2014:

Janis’ Deer Park Auction Monarch way station delivered its first offspring. She took the caterpillars inside to protect them from predation and now the butterflies have “eclosed” (emerged) from their chrysalis. And I just noticed she has one male and one female. The black dot on the wing of top butterfly denotes male.

From Janis Terry to Barbara Willy earlier on the same day:

Two Monarchs were waiting for me this morning! They are the first that I know for sure came from the garden you planted. Exciting!