Native Plants and Prairies Day
Saturday, May 7, 2022
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 East Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX
Native Prairies Association of Texas Dallas Office of Arts & Culture
Presented by
Native Prairies Association of Texas
and
Texas Master Naturalist,
North Texas Chapter
Texas Master Naturalist

Native Plants and Prairies Day is a fun free event for families to celebrate our blackland prairies here in North Texas. Join us for our speakers, exhibits, tours and kid's activities.

Native Plants and Prairies Day highlights the importance and value of our North Texas prairies as habitat for bugs, birds and mammals and as a vital natural resource.

Guest Speakers
10:15 am - 11:00 am Daniel Cunningham
founder of Rooted In
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Becky Rader
White Rock prairie history
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Ben Sandifer
Birds of White Rock Lake
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Brett Johnson
Urban Biologist, Dallas Parks Department
2:15: pm - 3:00 pm Sean Fitzgerald
Prairie and nature photography
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Sean Fitzgerald
Photo field trip (limited to 15 people)
  • Field trip will have demonstrations of equipment and techniques.
  • Participants are welcome to bring their own camera or phone and a tripod if they wish.
  • Wear long pants and shoes since we will walk into the prairie.

Prairie Tours

10:30 11:30 12:30 1:30
Randy Johnson -- Prairie Plant Identification, Growing Culture and How to Use in Home Landscapes John Snowden -- Spring Grasses, Wildflowers and Their Community as a Prairie Dana Wilson -- Invasive Species and Threats to the Prairie Carol Garrison -- iNaturalist: How to Identify Plants and Animals in the Wild
Bob Richie -- Edible, Medicinal and Useful Plants of the Blackland Prairie Megan Peoples -- Prairie Plant Ecology Nancy Griswold -- A tour of the Bath House Gardens John Snowden -- Spring Grasses, Wildflowers and Their Community as a Prairie
Nancy Griswold -- A tour of the Bath House Gardens Suzanne Tuttle -- The Prairie and its Pollinators Suzanne Tuttle -- The Prairie and its Pollinators

Hands-on Children's Activities

Nature trunks ** Nature crafts ** Art activities

Exhibitors

North Texas Master NaturalistsDogwood Canyon Audubon Center
Texas AgriLife Extension CenterSpiders and Snakes with Meghan Cassidy
Blackland Chapter Native Prairies Association of TexasJohn Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Fort Worth Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of TexasLGBT Outdoors
Native Plant Society of TexasRandy Johnson Organics
Greater Dallas Organic Garden ClubQuail Forever/Pheasants Forever
For the Love of the LakeNorth Texas Municipal Water District Stream Hydrology
Texas Conservation AllianceGreater Dallas Organic Gardening Club
Tenison Park Pollinator GardenMichael A. Smith, Herpetologist

https://public.ntmn.org https://texasprairie.org