Author Archives: Terri Hurley

Pocket Prairie: Helping Our Neighbors, Healing Our Minds

Text and Photo By Shannon Westveer, TMNCPC New Class Co-director Condensed by TMNCPC Blogmaster Paula Dittrick. (Full article can be found in the TMNCPC June newsletter Coastal Prairie Chapter Courier.) When I stepped onto the Katy Prairie for the first time during Memorial Day weekend 2019, I knew I was a goner. It was love at first sight with coastal prairie for both me and my husband, Scott. We returned home, walked through our yard envisioning prairie, and went to the hardware store for plastic sheeting. As with… Read More →

Highlights of Spring Birding at Quintana!

Article by Margo Johnson, published in the Coastal Prairie Chapter Courier, May 2020 Annually, scores of volunteers devote the month of April and early May at Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary down in Freeport to welcoming visiting birders from all over the world.  They come to see neotroptical migrating birds from Central and South America as they arrive on the Texas coast.  The birds are stopping over to refuel after crossing the Gulf of Mexico on their way to breeding grounds in Canada and other points far north. The… Read More →

In Memory of a Prairie Warrior: Charlie Lundquist

Charlie Lundquist, energetic proponent of prairie restoration and member of the Houston-National Prairies Association of Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Charlie was a valued and steadfast volunteer at the Lawther-Deer Park Prairie since 2014, when the property was purchased by NPAT.  Charlie Lundquist was the brother of Katie Sallean, TMNCPC Tresurer and he was a native prairie ambassador creating his own 1.5 acre pocket prairie in Friendswood, Texas.   The Deer Park Prairie staff have recently created a project to build the Charlie Lundquist Memorial Boardwalk… Read More →