2016 PRAIRIES & POLLINATORS MONTH - GREATER HOUSTON
October 7, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Monarchs are a key prairie species Photo by Chuck Duplant

Monarchs are a key prairie species
Photo by Chuck Duplant

Participating Insitutions

Participating Insitutions

EVENTS

OCTOBER

  • October 7 - Wildlife Habitat Federation's Native Prairie Discovery Tour in Catspring, TX
  • October 7 to October 16 - Texas Pollinator Bioblitz
  • October 8 - Great Houston Wildlife Count
    • Katy Prairie Conservancy, Houston Parks & Recreation Dept., Texas Parks & Wildlife, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, and local university professors are teaming up count butterflies, pollinators, birds, and other wildlife at Hermann Park, Rice University, Buffalo Bayou Park, Mason Park and the Houston Arboretum. This is your chance to join them and add to our understanding of urban wildlife.
    • Click here for more information and registration
  • October 10 - Seed Collecting on the Legendary Nash Prairie in West Columbia, TX
    • Join Lan Shen and others to collect native prairie seed for local grow out efforts and keep some for yourself! This seed collecting trip will be held on the amazing Nash Prairie. This prairie is rarely open to the general public and is one of the few remain platinum prairies in our region. Not miss this opportunity.
    • Click here to register today.
  • October 15 - Prairie Pandemonium at Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • October 22 - Urban Prairies by Light Rail
    • Join Jaime González, KPC Community Conservation Director, on an inner city adventure as we visit several current and future urban pocket prairies in the heart of the city - including the Texas Medical Center and Rice University. We'll travel between stops by METRO light rail. Hiking is required for this field trip.
    • Click here to register today.
  • October 22 & 23 - Lawther-Deer Prairie Bioblitz
  • October 26 - Milkweed Propagation Workshop with Monarch Gateway and Houston Parks & Recreation
  • October 29 - Clinton Park Prairie Planting in Houston
  • October 29 - Prairie 101 Teachers Workshop at Lawther-Deer Park Prairie
    • A special workshop designed to empower local educators {formal and non-formal} to teach about local prairies and wildlife. Educators include not only classroom teachers, but also nature interpreters, outreaching TMNs, homeschoolers, etc. This workshop is taught by Jaime Gonzalez, Katy Prairie Conservancy’s award-winning Conservation Education Director.
    • Click here to register today.

NOVEMBER

  • November 1 - Gulf-Houston Monarch Flyway Strategy Summit
    • A day-long summit geared towards professionals and others working to restore monarch butterflies in Greater Houston.
  • November 5 - Prairie Heritage Festival at Seaborne Creek Park in Rosenberg, TX
    • Join the Texas Master Naturalists - Coastal Prairie Chapter for an exciting day of activities, speakers, wagon rides, and hikes celebrating our native prairies. 
    • Click here for more information.
  • November 12 - Putting Down Roots on the Katy Prairie
    • Help KPC Put Down Roots during during its largest restoration effort yet! Volunteers will work together to transplant native prairie plants in order to restore 55 acres of newly reconstructed prairie habitat. Participants should dress for the prairie - wear pants, close-toed shoes, and clothing that can get muddy. It can be chilly and windy on the prairie so a hat and layers are also recommended. Lunch, snacks, and door prizes will be provided, but feel free to bring your own food if you have dietary restrictions.
    • Click here to register today.
  • November 12 - Native Prairie Plant-A-Thon at Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
    • Spend the morning getting your hands dirty by planting native grasses and wildflowers. Volunteer to be a part of Sheldon Lake State Park's ongoing project to restore over 400 acres of beautiful native prairie habitat! This is great event for all age groups, interests, and abilities.
    • Click here for more information.
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