For our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 11th, 6:30pm
Noted Speaker on Native Hunters, Prairies, and Bison, SMU Archaeologist
In the Flag Pole Room, in the Point Activity Center, CC Young, Dallas
What: How to Recognize a Prairie Remnant Workshop – all levels of experience welcome
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
1700 University Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Pat Merkord, Executive Director of Native Prairies Association of Texas will teach students to recognize a remnant prairie in both urban and rural setting. This hands on workshop will cover recognition of indicator species, how to use the internet to locate potential prairie sites, how to record what you see and report it. Identification of the major indicator grasses and forbs will be hands-on, with BRIT’s live demo prairie examples and herbarium specimen pieces for study of detail.We will have lunch on the grounds, so please bring a sack lunch and walking shoes. Cost is 25 dollars for NPAT members and 35 dollars for non- members. Become a member today and take advantage of this workshop. Limited space available.
Registration & tickets available at texasprairie.org
The newly formed steering committee for this chapter met recently at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas. They selected 13 counties to include in their new chapter. This area is primarily in the blackland prairie region.
The next meeting of the Blackland Chapter will be on Tuesday, September 9th in the auditorium at St. John’s Episcopal School, 848 Harter Road, Dallas, Texas from 6:30 to 8 pm. Meetings after this date will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 pm so members in this area can put that monthly date on their calendars.
This second meeting on Sept. 9th, will be a very important one where members will be asked to give input on projects, workshops, field trips and other activities that they would like implemented in the coming year. Congratulations to the new Blackland Chapter of NPAT!