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
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
Blackland Chapter, Native Prairies Association of Texas presents
This is 200 acres of quality prairie with stunning views. One of the owners, Susan Roberts, will guide us on the prairie’s plants and it history. In 2000, this prairie was awarded the Texas Lone Star Land Steward Award.
This critically imperiled Silveus dropseed prairie has undergone an amazing restoration since 2003. The Ebels will share their knowledge on the ecology of raising cattle and goats on their 1,057-acre grassland. They were recently invited to Washington D.C. to urge members of Congress to support the American Prairie Conservation Act for nationwide “Sodsaver” protection. It is a multi-species ranch, producing cattle and goats with approximately 525 acres of restored native tall grass prairie, 282 acres of non-native permanent pastures, and 250 acres of savannah and woodland.
One of the most beautiful and pristine old-growth forests in the state, the 1,400-acre Lennox Woods Preserve is a vital refuge for several rare plant and animal species, all of which rely on the waters of Pecan Bayou, the largest undammed watershed in northeast Texas and what many consider the focus of the return of the black bear. The old-growth timber and cathedral-like canopy of these woods thought to be typical of the undisturbed floodplains throughout the state prior to the arrival of settlers.
We return to this special site that is a favorite for prairie and bird lovers, known for its mima mounds and East Texas tall grasses prairie. Daphne is a 925-acre preserve and NPAT holds the conservation easement for supervision of management, CE was given to NPAT in 2016. We will be able to go further into the prairie this visit to view more of this historical property!
Our tour will be guests of Franklin County Historical Association of the B.F. Hick’s Church Inn, 501 S. Kaufman St. Dinner will be held in the former church building and the garden will be open. The 1.5-acre grounds were planted for birds and butterflies with a variety of native plants. The gardens will be blooming for the tour!
$80.00 for NPAT Members
$90.00 for Non-NPAT Members
Please bring a hat for protection, insect repellent, and bottled water.
For attire: long pants and long sleeves shirts are recommended with sturdy walking shoes!
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.
In the Beekeepers Meeting Room, in the Pavilion, CC Young
Seating is limited.