Spring Calendar for Blackland chapter of NPAT

February

Work morning at White Rock Lake, Dallas

(replaces February monthly meeting)
TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO weather — Saturday, February 17, 9 to 10:30 am

Boy Scout Hill, southwest corner of Mockingbird and Buckner
Access from eastbound Mockingbird, turn on East Lawther, take first left in parking lot. Or take East Lawther exit from westbound Mockingbird, turn left on East Lawther, go to stop sign, take left to top of hill and a right into the parking lot.

Due to its location at the corner of two large thoroughfares, Boy Scout Hill is possibly the most visible Blackland Prairie remnant in Dallas. Let’s help it looks the best it can. Identify spring growth, clean up trash as needed, start pulling Queen Anne’s lace.

This workday is approved for North Texas Master Naturalist Hours.

For More Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159

March

General meeting. Topic: Maddin Prairie

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30pm

Flag Pole classroom at The Point and Pavilion at C.C. Young Senior Living
4847 W Lawther between Mockingbird and E Northwest Hwy Drive to the top of the hill and park.

A presentation on Maddin Prairie, a 1,114 acre NPAT property west of Abeline. Maddin Prairie Preserve is remnant and restored mixed-grass prairie, mesquite savanna, and riparian area. It provides habitat for the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), a threatened species in Texas, and bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus). Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) reintroduction is in progress featuring a colony of rescued animals.

 

April

Field Trip to Maddin Prairie

Saturday, April 7

Details to be announced

May

Bio Blitz at Paul Matthews Prairie

Date and details to be announced.

Photo by Paul Mathews

June

Northeast Texas Prairie Bus Tour

Saturday, June 16

Details to be announced

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