2017 Prairies & Pollinator Month Flyers & Agendas

Prairie Restoration Workshop Flyer & Agenda on Thursday, October 5 at Katy Prairie Conservancy Field Office – sign up now! Click picture below for printable form of flyer & agenda.


Join us for the many other Prairies & Pollinator Month activities listed at prairiepartner.org/prairiemonth/ or click this link for a 2-page printable list.


Later this month is Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Workshop on Friday, October 20. Sign up now! Click picture below for printable form of flyer and agenda:


Not local, but a FREE Native Prairies of Texas event near San Antonio: Wildlife and Grasslands Restoration Workshop at the Kirchoff Family Farm Prairie Restoration area in Wilson County. Saturday, October 28. Sign up now!


Prairie Month Event Photos

Below are photos from some of the Prairie Month Events:

October 11, 2014: Bioblitz at Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Indian Grass Preserve.

We saw damselfly, green frog, two snakes, many plants native and non-native, plus the nursery behind the field office, where prairie plants for restoration are raised and volunteers work on Tuesdays. KPC is in the process of restoring Indian Grass Preserve with Boys Scouts’ planting prairie plants from gallon pots on November 15 and seeding of the prairie in January.  More bioblitz photos.


October 16, 2014: Restoration Roundup at the Rosenberg Civic Center & Seabourne Creek Park.

Videos of most morning talks are posted at the Coastal Prairie Partner’s website (prairiepartner.org).

Lisa Gray was presented the Dick Benoit Upper Texas Coast Prairie Award for her series of articles last year on Deer Park Prairie, articles that were one of the elements instrumental in saving the prairie.

Afternoon demonstrations were held at the Seabourne Creek Park Prairie. Chip Davis brought the burn box that he made for Harris County Flood Control. Jim Willis brought equipment appropriate for small pocket prairie restorations. More Restoration Roundup photos.


October 20, 2014:  Seed Collecting at the Nature Conservancy’s Nash Prairie. 


November 8, 2014: Prairie Pandemonium at Sheldon Lake State Park.

Thanks to Jerry Hamby for these photos:

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Thanks to all participants of Prairie Month.

Prairie Month

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Click flyer to go to list of Prairie Month Events at Prairiepartner.org

Fall is Prairie Season!  In October & early November, Prairie Month, sponsored by the Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) and the Houston Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (HNPAT) combines already existing prairie events and adds new ones to highlight a dozen fun and informative events in the Greater Houston region, celebrating and restoring our greater Houston prairie heritage.
Link for Prairie Month Flyer and for a detailed list of Prairie Month Events and events registrations. For each event, click the “register now” link to get more information; you can leave that page without registering. A summary event list:
  • October 8 – Greenhouse Tour with Tom Solomon, Clear Lake
  • October 11 – Katy Prairie Bioblitz, west of Katy
  • October 16 – Restoration Roundup @ Seabourne Creek Park, Rosenberg (for small fee, lunch included)
  • October 18 – Prairie Pandemonium @ Armand Bayou Nature Center, Pasadena
  • October 20 – Seed Collecting Trip to Nash Prairie, near West Columbia
  • October 23 – Prairie by the Cemetary Halloween Event, Deer Park
  • October 25 – Field Trip to Big Thicket Prairies & Savannahs, Walker County
  • October 29 – Urban Prairies by Light Rail, Houston Medical Center/Hermann Park
  • November 1 – Prairie Heritage Day @ Seabourne Creek Park, Rosenberg
  • November 8 – Prairie Plant-A-Thon @ Sheldon Lake State Park, NE Houston
  • November 13 – HNPAT’s Holiday Potluck, Prairie Plant Swap, & Learn Your Prairie Plants (Richmond Ave., Houston)
  • November 15 – Putting Down Roots Restoration Day on the Katy Prairie, KPC field office in Waller, TX