June 2019 Meeting

Christopher Roos

Christopher Roos

For our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, 6:30pm

Noted Speaker on Native Hunters, Prairies, and Bison, SMU Archaeologist

Christopher Roos

In the Flag Pole Room, in the Point Activity Center, CC Young, Dallas

Joint Meeting on Bees with The Trinity Valley Beekeepers

Our chapter recognizes North Texas Master Naturalist Jim Folger following a joint meeting with the Trinity Valley Beekeepers on bees and native prairie plants.

Tuesday, April 9th
6:30pm, This month’s joint meeting will be in the big room as you walk into the Point on the left, CC Young. 4847 West Lawther, Dallas, Texas 75214

March Meeting with David Hurt


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 Point, 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


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


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

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