Our group’s favorite local author will present “Prairie Time. A Brief Blackland Prairie Environmental History” at next week’s monthly NPSOT meeting. This presentation discusses the flora and fauna of the once vast Texas Blackland Prairie along with the appeal it held for settlers. It also includes the link between the richness of the soil and the richness of the region today, which came at the expense of the flora and fauna. In short, the rich black soil of the Blackland Prairie was Texas’ first black gold.
Matt White teaches American History at Paris Junior College in Greenville. A product of Blackland Prairie people he has written two books interpreting the flora and fauna of the region. The first, The Birds of Northeast Texas in 2002 was followed in 2006 by Prairie Time (both Texas A&M University Press). He lives near Campbell where he and his wife are raising their children.
Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas monthly meeting, 7 pm on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd).
The presentation will take place at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI Outdoor Equipment Store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd) and will be preceded by refreshments and a short business meeting.