WHF’s Native Prairie Discovery Tour 10/7/2016

WHF’s Native Prairie Discovery Tour on October 7 will be kicking off Houston’s 2016 Prairies & Pollinators Month set for Oct. 7 – Nov. 12. Events offer a host of fun, educational, and hands-on activities and adventures for all ages at state parks, nature preserves, and public green spaces throughout the greater Houston area.

Registration deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
Online: go to our website at www.whf-texas.org  or call Austin Co. Agrilife Extension Office at 979.865.207214125067_1082741395153685_3221785565125671433_oscreen-shot-2016-09-28-at-5-46-56-pm

Agenda: Pre-tour instruction – Morning Bus/Walking Tour —- Lunch —- Afternoon Bus/Walking Tour

Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to explore local native grass prairie sites under the guidance of some of the state’s top botanists, entomologists and biologists. Guided tours on sites restored as a part of WHF’s Wildlife Corridor Program will include plant and insect identification, viewing results of various prairie restoration practices and a rainfall simulator demonstration.

Wildlife Habitat Federation & Audio of Bob White Quail Calls


Gulf Coast Master Naturalist, Rebecca Thornton, sent this link to a great story on Houston Public Radio on how the Wildlife Habitat Federation & Jim Willis are creating a prairie habitat corridor in Colorado County for the Bob White Quail.

A teaser: Current plans are that the Southern Plains & Prairie Conference (formerly State of the Prairie Conference) will have a workshop, probably a plant ID and on site workshop, by the Wildlife Habitat Federation, as one of the Saturday, November 14 prairie experience offering. Look for information about this conference (November 12-14) in the coming months.
Below is a Houston Chronicle article on the same subject from 2008 that is accessible online by the general public.  Should anyone want to use the public library, there was another article on the same subject on December 1, 2014.