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AT IN-PERSON Harvest Moon Celebration at Kachina Prairie in Ennis

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

BPTMN Members:

Looking for a family adventure as well as an opportunity to earn AT (Advanced Training)?  Take a road trip to Ennis Texas and spend the evening at Kachina Prairie.  Enjoy a guided hike on the prairie, listen to the words of cowboy poet David Smith, and learn about full moon astronomy.  And get to know fellow Texas Master Naturalist members in the Indian Trail Chapter.


Program:  Harvest Moon Celebration at Kachina Prairie

Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2022

Time:  6:00 – 10:00 PM

Location:  Kachina Prairie
1816 West Baldridge Street, Ennis, TX, 75119

Description:  Join Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) and members of the Texas Master Naturalist, Indian Trail Chapter for a Harvest Moon Celebration at Kachina Prairie, a 30-acre preserve owned by the City of Ennis and permanently protected by Texas Land Conservancy. Kachina Prairie is a rare, undisturbed part of the Blackland Prairie eco-region, and this family-friendly event will highlight native plants and wildlife. Full moon activities for all ages and refreshments provided!

6:00-7:00 Tour the prairie on your own or on a guided hike before the sun goes down.

7:00 Join us on the prairie and enjoy the words of cowboy poet David Smith, Ellis County’s poet lariat!

8:30-10:00 Full Moon Astronomy
Take a look through a telescope to see the moon and stars up close! Harvest Moon is the name given to the full moon that materializes nearest to the autumnal equinox. For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aid to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Join us to learn more—and shine on, Harvest Moon!

Cost:  FREE (Suggested Donation $5 to support TLC work across the state)


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Dress:  Dress according to the weather. Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes.  Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.

Bring:  Limited seating provided. Bring a camp chair if you have one. Don’t forget drinking water and insect repellant.

Do Not Bring:  Thank you for leaving your pets at home.

Logging AT:  Approved for 3 hours AT to be logged as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-Approved Training and the title in the description box.

Link for More Information:

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director


September 10
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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