March Meeting with David Hurt

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David Hurt at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

We are pleased to announce guest speaker
David Hurt, Owner of Wild Birds Unlimited, the oldest wild bird specialty shop in Texas, on Lovers Lane for 26 years. He is also the founder of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. Join us as he leads us on a spirited discussion of wild birds of the prairies!

Tuesday, March 5th

6:30pm, In the Flag Pole Room in the Pavilion, CC Young
4847 West Lawther, Dallas, Texas 75214

John Snowden at February Meeting

John Snowden
The Original North Texas Native Grass Man
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:30pm, In the Flag Pole Room in the Pavilion, CC Young
4847 West Lawther, Dallas, Texas 75214

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Join us for North Texas legendary’s native grass expert and grower, John Snowden for our February native prairie meeting. John will bring his 30 plus years of expertise with native grasses and plants as well as his experiences with his Bluestem Nursery. We owe John a debt of gratitude for leading the way for native plants and grasses with his research, promoting uses of natives, and distinguishing the market for native plants in residential and commercial landscapes. His grasses handouts for his presentation are a knock out!!!
John welcomes nonprofits groups to visit and remove prairie grasses and some perennials at his Arlington site. Unfortunately, this site will be sold soon and he is urgently seeking all remaining grasses and designated plants find new homes ASAP. Private individuals can contact him for purchasing these valuable plants, too.
txgrassman@gmail.com 817.915.3137
Locally acclaimed landscape architect, Michael Parkey wrote a fine article on John for the Dallas Morning News in 2012 “Fort Worth plant man is all about native Texas species.”

We look forward to seeing you February 12th!
For additional information contact Leigh Ann, 214.321.7159

January 2019 Chapter Meeting

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Join us for the first meeting of the new year Tuesday, January 8th with guest speaker Bill McGrath.

Bill diligently works to restore his 45 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and prairies near the Caddo National Grasslands close to Honey Grove, Texas.

Chapter Meetings are at 6:30pm
in the Flag Pole Room in the Pavilion, CC Young
4847 W Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75214

Kim Olson at May 8th meeting

Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association and Blackland Chapter, NPAT will combine meetings to hear Kim Olson, Col., United States Air Force (Ret.) speaking on her experiences in beekeeping and native grasslands on her family farm in Mineral Wells.

Kim will also share what she is hearing about these topics as she travels the state as 2018 Democratic Nominee, for Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. Kim has a vast resume including former Director of HR, DISD, and former CEO of Grace After Fire.

May 8th
6:30pm-8:00pm

In the Beekeepers Meeting Room, in the Pavilion, CC Young

Seating is limited.

For additional information contact Leigh Ann Ellislaellis55@aol.com, 214.395.1902

General Meeting: Presentation on 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 Abilene. Maddin Prairie Preserve is remnant and restored mixed-grass prairie, mesquite savanna, and riparian area.

A black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) reintroduction is in progress at Maddin featuring a colony of rescued animals. It also provides habitat for the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), a threatened species in Texas, and bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus).

Maddin photo album

What We Learned from the America’s Grassland Conference

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
6:30 to 8 pm

The Point and Pavilion at C.C. Young Senior Living
Flag Pole Classroom

4847 W Lawther 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

Pat Merkord, executive director of NPAT, on what she gleaned from talks and field trips she experienced at America’s Grassland Conference held last December in Fort Worth. She will also catch us up on Mathews Prairie, issues in the Texas legislatures, and other NPAT news. 

For more information. contact Leigh Ann Ellis: 214.321.7159.

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.