Native Plants and Prairies Day
Presented by Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter; Texas Master Naturalist, North Texas Chapter; and the Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Prairie Chapter

Saturday, May 4, 2024
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake
521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX
Native Plant Society of Texas Texas Master Naturalist Native Prairies Association of Texas

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.

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Guest Speakers
10:15 am - 11:00 am Judy Meagher - Insects of the Prairie
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Karin and Roberto Saucedo - Coyotes: Living in Harmony with America's Song Dog
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Amy Martin - Discover North Texas Prairies
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm John Watts - What's the Buzz: An Introduction to the Bees of North Texas
2:15: pm - 3:00 pm Nancy Wilson - Landscaping for Birds
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Janet Smith - Year-Round Blooms with Native Perennials

Prairie Tours

10:30 11:30 12:30 1:30
Ricky Linex - Prairie Plants & Their Uses Canaan Sutton - History and Ethnobotany of the White Rock Prairie Ricky Linex - Prairie Plants and Their Uses Sam Kieschnick - Documenting Nature
Sam Kieschnick - Documenting Nature John Snowden - Prairie Flowers and Native Grasses Randy Johnson - Prairie Plant “How To” for the Home Landscape Canaan Sutton - The Secret Lives of Prairie Plants
John Watts - Inch High Prairie Perspective Judy Meagher - Let’s Go Find Some Bugs Bob Richie - Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants of the Blackland Prairie Jake Poinsett - Birds at White Rock Lake
Nancy Wilson - Bath House Native Plants John Snowden - Prairie Flowers and Native Grasses

Hands-on Children's Activities

Nature trunks ** Nature crafts ** Art activities


Blackland Chapter Native Prairies Association of TexasNTMN Program Table
Dallas County HerbariumDallas County Herbarium
Dallas County Master GardenersRandy Johnson Organics
Dallas County Office of Environmental SustainabilityRedenta's Garden
Dan Northcutt Native Trees Tennison Park Pollinator GardenTennison Park Pollinator Garden
DFW Wildlife CoalitionDFW Wildlife Coalition Texas Conservation Alliance
Dogwood Canyon Audubon CenterTexas Discovery Gardens
For the Love of the LakeFor the Love of the Lake Texas Native Bees
Friends of the Bath HouseTexas Native Cats
Ft Worth Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of TexasTexas Wildlife Association
Greater Dallas Organic Gardening ClubTrinity River Audubon Center
Jenani Tzhone – Author of The Coots of White RockTwelve Hills Nature Center
LGBT OutdoorsLBGT Outdoors Windows To the Wild
Amy Martin – Author of Wild DFW

NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Nearby overflow parking is available in White Rock Lake Park at Dreyfuss Point, Stone Tables, Big Thicket, Boy Scout Hill, and along E. Lawther Dr. Additional parking may be available on adjacent neighborhood streets, as permitted.