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Dec
13
Wed
2017
Deer Park Prairie: Workday @ Deer Park Prairie
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deer Park Prairie: Workday @ Deer Park Prairie | Deer Park | Texas | United States

Visitation of Deer Park Prairie is by appointment only. Since the prairie will be attended on scheduled workdays, they will be ideal days to visit. Please email HNPAT@TexasPrairie for appointment on either workdays or any other days.

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536  https://goo.gl/maps/RtcecLSFnp22
Please bring a signed liability release: adult or  adult+children

Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses – park across the street.

As always on the prairie, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. For seed collecting, bring clippers  if you have them. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen.

Email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org to RSVP and for event day contact number. Last minute deciders are welcome, but will not be contacted in case of cancellation, etc.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bird Banding at GCBO @ Gulf Coast Bird Observatory | Lake Jackson | Texas | United States
Bird Banding at GCBO 8:00am-noon
Event Date: Saturday, 09/19/15  8:00 AM
Bird Banding at the Lake Jackson Sanctuary and offices. The public is invited to join us as we work to collect baseline data on bird populations at our sanctuary. Banding will run from 8:00 am to noon. The banding station is operated by Robert and Kay Lookingbill and is conducted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please put this on your calendar and do join us when you can. Free of charge and no reservations are necessary. The GCBO Nature Store will be open till noon each banding day.

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Deer Park Prairie: Bird Survey
Dec 23 @ 7:30 am
Deer Park Prairie: Bird Survey

Bird Survey, Saturday, February 27, 7:30 a.m. with Damien Carey

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536 See (MAP for more details)
Please bring a signed liability release: adult or  adult+children
Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses – park across the street. As always on the prairie, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. For seed collecting, bring clippers  if you have them. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen. Email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org to RSVP and for event day contact number. Last minute deciders are welcome, but will not be contacted in case of cancellation, etc.

 

Deer Park Prairie: Workday
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Deer Park Prairie: Workday @ Deer Park | Texas | United States

Workday: Saturday, February 27, 9:00 a.m. to noon or later

Visitation of Deer Park Prairie is by appointment only. Since the prairie will be attended on scheduled workdays, they will be ideal days to visit. Please email HNPAT@TexasPrairie for appointment on either workdays or any other days.

1222 E. Purdue Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536  (Check out the map for more direction details)
Please bring a signed liability release: adult or  adult+children

Please do not park directly in front of our neighbors’ houses – park across the street.

As always on the prairie, wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. For seed collecting, bring clippers  if you have them. Also recommended are long-sleeved shirt, hat, water, insect repellent, sunscreen.

Email HNPAT@TexasPrairie.org to RSVP and for event day contact number. Last minute deciders are welcome, but will not be contacted in case of cancellation, etc.

Dec
27
Wed
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

HNPAT Meeting @ McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park
Dec 27 @ 6:30 pm
HNPAT Meeting @ McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park | Houston | Texas | United States

MISSION OF THE COASTAL PRAIRIE PARTNERSHIP
The mission of the Coastal Prairie Partnership is to
promote the conservation and restoration of coastal prairie ecosystems.

HOW WE WORK AND WHAT WE DO

Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) is a private, nonprofit collaboration of governmental agencies, non-governmental institutions, private individuals, and landowners working to achieve common conservation and education goals. Our ultimate goal is to help foster a more connected and empowered prairie community in coastal Texas and southwest Louisiana.

CPP plays five important collaborative roles in the prairie community.

  • Convener – CPP hosts meetings throughout the year to discuss pressing issues in prairie conservation and restoration and how the prairie community can be better served by collaborative action.
  • Adviser – Governmental entities, nonprofits, landscape architects, and private individuals routinely call upon CPP to advise on ongoing or new prairie conservation and restoration initiatives.
  • Teacher – CPP offers empowering classes, workshops, and field trips each year. We also help to interpret the prairie’s importance to the general public and teach others how to be effective prairie communicators.
  • Cheerleader – Saving and restoring prairies is difficult work. CPP is committed to honoring the efforts and dedication of our prairie colleagues by promoting their efforts and events and by recognizing their excellence through yearly awards.
  • Networker – CPP connects those in need of assistance with experts in the field. We also foster collaboration and networking among professionals events such as our annual Restoration Roundup and State of the Prairie Conference.

HNPAT meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Cherie Flores Pavilion in
McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park. 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004
(parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum) Approximate GPS location: https://goo.gl/maps/j8msQPlease join HNPAT at 6:30 PM for refreshments & at 7:00 PM for the meeting

**UPDATE: The meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, will have a different location. Please meet at the Old Golf Course Clubhouse on 6201 Hermann Park Drive.

Dec
28
Thu
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

Dec
29
Fri
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

Dec
31
Sun
2017
Christmas Bird Count on Buffalo Bayou @ Houston Audubon's Edith L. Moore Sanctuary
Dec 31 all-day

This is one of the few CBCs that is set almost entirely in an urban environment. The count circle does contain a few areas of undeveloped land that usually hold a few surprises since they are surround by development. It is possible to see up to 15 species of sparrows on this count, including the elusive Henslow’s and Grasshopper Sparrows. Other “Special Birds” seen over the past several years have been: Hooded Merganser, American Bittern, Solitary Sandpiper, American Woodcock, Common Ground-Dove, Black Phoebe, Couch’s Kingbird, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Spotted Towhee, Eastern Towhee, Rusty Blackbird, Purple Finch and Pine Siskin.There are two ways to participate: (1) Be a Field Observer – Join one of the teams in the field. (2) Be a Feeder/Yard Watcher – Because so much of the Buffalo Bayou CBC area is residential, Feeder Watchers (those who stay at home and observe their feeder, yard and/or neighborhood) are extremely important to the count and greatly increase the efficiency of the count by observing species that otherwise would not be seen, such as hummingbirds. For more information please visit houstonaudubon.org/birding/christmas-bird-counts.