Another Hands On the Prairie Day – this Sunday! 5/22

Another Hands On the Prairie Day – this Sunday!

Sunday, May 22nd at noon

316 E. Lawther Dr Dallas, TX 75218
Access from eastbound Mockingbird. Turn on East Lawther and take first left into hilltop parking lot by the picnic pavilion.

Sandifer1-smalBoy Scout Hill — the prairie area at the southwest corner or Buckner and Mockingbird off East Lawther, has been adopted by the Blackland NPAT chapter for a prairie beautification project through the City of Dallas’ Parks Dept.

With less than a year of work, it is already looking much better, with less invasive Queen Anne’s lace and more native wildflowers. Check out these recent pictures by Ben Sandifer. Have you ever wandered in, hunkered down, and viewed the lake through the prairie grass and colorful wildflowers bending in the breeze? Truly magical!

This is possibly the most visible native prairie remnant in Dallas County. Let’s make it magnificent! There’s a good bit of Queen Anne’s lace left, so we must continue. We are dealing with this weed by pulling them up by the roots. If you’re a true prairie maniac, help us dig those suckers up!

Bring hand trowels, garden weeders and probes, work gloves and plastic bags, plus sun gear (glasses, hat, sunscreen) and bug  spray. The weather is suppose to be great this weekend.

Master Naturalists! This qualifies for required volunteer hours.

Can’t make it? We’ll also be there on Sun May 1st from noon to 2 pm. Mark your calendar!

Need more details? Wondering what to do if it’s rainy? Or if you get lost that day? Call RJ at 214-274-3477

Photos courtesy Ben Sandifer.