Blackland Chapter Holiday Shindig

with Milo’s Christmas Tamale Celebration

Tuesday, December 12th
6:30 to 9 pm

5645 SMU Boulevard at Greenville, Dallas, TX 75206
Limited parking behind Milo’s and on SMU Blvd. Rideshare if you can. 
 

We gather in the open and rambling spaces of Milo to recount a year saving prairie spaces and tip a few to congratulate ourselves.

The party at Milo Butterfingers is also a fundraiser for the Bob Uhler Jesuit Scholarship Fund. A $10 donation will be requested {not demanded} which will entitle you to plenty of tamales, two draft beers and a raffle. You can also order off the regular menu.

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September Meeting with Brett Johnson

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 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).
 

Brett Johnson, Urban Biologist for Dallas Parks & Recreation, will be our guest speaker. He will speak about the progress and setbacks about the Blackland Prairie parcels at White Rock Lake, including Johnson grass and Queen Anne’s lace control, privet clearing, mowing practices, Flag Pole Hill plans, and more.

For Additional Information, contact Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159

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

Prescribed Burns for Prairie Health – Chapter Meeting 4/11

Tuesday, April 11th

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.
 

Let’s get hot! Our speaker is Stan Graff  of Northeast Texas Prescribed Burn Alliance  and the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange. He will speak on the many ways fire can be used to restore health and manage prairies, including prescribed burns and patch burns. 

For More Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159

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Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Restoration at Chapter Meeting 3/14

Tuesday, March 14th

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.

 

dr-kenneth-steigman2-smlKenneth Steigman, Ph.D., director of Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, will speak on prairie restoration efforts conducted there, including their relationship with University of North Texas whose students assist with efforts. Steigman was formerly sanctuary manager at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary.

For More Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159

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Midwest Native Prairies at Chapter Meeting 2/14

Tuesday, February 14th

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.

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Pat Merkford of NPAT to speak on midwestern native prairies.

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Photo: Columbus, Ohio prairie by Jim McCormac

 

Morning sun lights up the grasses and scattered trees of Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve, northern IndianaPhoto: Indiana Prairie courtesy The Nature Conservancy

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First chapter meeting of 2017!

Tuesday, January 10th
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.
 

Chapter member and archaeologist Tim Dalbey will present his findings on our June 4, 2016 tour of Northeast Texas prairies.

Also to be addressed at the meeting: Officers, meeting topics, and field trips for 2017.

Photo essay on the 2016 trip by chapter member Amy Martin.

For More Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, 214.321.7159