Prairies of North Central Texas with Jason Singhurst

Tuesday, May 30, 6:30 pm

The Point and Pavilion at C.C. Young Senior Living

Flag Pole Classroom 4847 W Lawther Dr.
between Mockingbird and E. Northwest Hwy.
Drive to the top of the hill and park. The Point is on the west side of the quadrant (closest to Lawther). See map below.

SPEAKER CHANGE! Jason Singhurst has to go out of town for an important matter and will join us this fall. New speaker/panel/discussion will be announced. 

Jason Singhurst has been a Botanist/Plant Ecologist at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for over 20 years. He coordinated a 95-county tallgrass prairie mapping project in Texas with a partnership with NPAT.  As a result of this mapping project partnership, Jason joined the NPAT board and has assisted with the Property, Acquisition, and Management (‘PAM’) Team. He has described five plant species new to science that are endemic (restricted) to Texas and co-authored the book Rare Plants of Texas. He has an extensive knowledge of the flora of Tallgrass Prairies. Recently, he developed an Identification of Milkweeds Field Guide in support of the Texas Milkweeds and Monarchs iNaturalist mapping project.

For Additional Information
Contact Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159

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Pat Merkford on Grassland Birds and Wildlife for Audubon 5/18

Grassland Birds and Wildlife for Audubon Dallas

Presented by Pat Merkford

Thursday evening, May 18
Meet and Greet – with light refreshments – 6:30
Audubon Dallas Chapter business meeting – 7:00
Program – 7:15
Half Price Books
5803 Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75231

Pat served the Board of Directors of the Native Prairies Association of Texas as  Secretary and President prior to moving into her current role, Executive Director. She owns a consulting business, Bluestem Environmental Consultants. Her previous business endeavors included wildlife management plans, wildlife and endangered species surveys, plant surveys and watershed evaluations.

A retired high school biology/chemistry teacher, Ms. Merkord earned her master’s degree in Biology with a specialty in Wildlife. She is especially interested in prairie conservation and restoration in Texas and is an an active member of the Maddin Prairie Committee, Maddin Prairie Preserve, in Mitchell County, Texas.

Pat and her husband, Glenn, have been active birders for many years and enjoy restoring their “urban acre” in Conroe with native plants.