Spring is definitely here! Check out these opportunities to visit and learn about prairie landscapes in the Austin area.
NATURE WALK AND WORK DAY at Indiangrass Prairie
Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon (NOTE: later start time!)
These monthly access days offer a chance to explore one of the last prairie remnants in the Austin area. Join City of Austin staff as we explore the prairie through the seasons and help with restoration projects. Meet at the intersection of Blue Bluff Road and Bloor Road. For more information, contact Patrick Chaiken firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The April date has been moved to the 28th. We’ll be conducting a Bioblitz as part of the City Nature Challenge. Come out and help Austin win this! tpwd.texas.gov/naturechallenge
LANDSCAPE LEARNING DAY at Elisabet Ney Museum
Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to noon.
304 E 44th St,, 78751 Join us in exploring and maintaining this historical landscape restoration. Bring gloves and dress for gardening. For more information and to sign up, contact Kristi Harms email@example.com.
FARTHER A FIELD:
REISEL PRAIRIE and Falls County Prairie volunteer day and tour
Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Near Marlin and Waco
Spend a few hours helping NPAT clear brush at our 5-acre Riesel Prairie; a tallgrass prairie remnant of the Blackland Prairie. We can definitely use your help to cut brush, & documenting flora & fauna using iNaturalist. Afterwards, we’ll provide lunch and tour this and some of NPAT’s Falls County prairies. RSVP here.
The North American Prairie Conference returns to Texas. This national conference will be held June 2-5 in the Houston/Clear Lake area. It brings together the brightest minds in prairie conservation, including Carol Davit, Dr. Reed Noss, Dr. Chris Helzer, and Dr. Dwayne Estes. Join in field trips across the region and a barbecue at Armand Bayou Nature Center. Early Registration Ends April 22! For more details, go to northamericanprairie.org.