For the month of March, we will have a workshop instead of meeting. On March 28th, Pat Merkord will be giving workshop on “Native Prairie Indicator Species: Signs Prairie Hunters Seek” at the Bath House Cultural Center at 10:00 am.
Find out what the top 10 indicator grass and wildflower species for Dallas area blackland prairies are and have hands on opportunities to identify selected grasses and forbs.
This workshop will help those interested in looking for prairies or those who want to learn more on how to identify prairie indicator species an opportunity to expand their prairie knowledge.
10-10:30 – Set up
10:30 to 11:30 – Introduction to top 10 Prairie Indicator Species for Blackland Prairies
(Includes tips on ID with actual specimens)
11:30 to 12:00 – Lunch – Please bring your own brown bag lunch on site
12:00 to 1:00 – More in-depth view of Prairie Indicator Species using nearby prairie site walk and field specimens
1:00 to 1:30 – Presentation Wrap-up on some North Texas Prairies
On Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will be celebrating Native Plants and Prairies Day hosted by the Texas Master Naturalists at the Bath House Cultural Center 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas. The day will have more than 20 demonstration and information booths, wildflower and bug walks, lectures and more at White Rock Lake. For a video of last year’s celebration, click here.
Contact Leigh Ann if you’re interested in volunteering for Earth Day or Native Plants & Prairies Day.