Our next Prairie Seekers adventure will take place in southern Montague County, near the LBJ National Grasslands at the Thomsen Foundation, LLC. Our special guide will be Dr. Lisa Bellows, Foundation Director and retired Chair of the Science Division at North Central Texas College in Gainesville.
The Foundation's property is intricate and diverse, with limestone mesa, sandy Cross Timbers lowland and riparian/wetland biotic communities to explore. Extensive landscape-scale restoration and management have been ongoing since its acquisition. Besides covering plant ID and general prairie ecology, we will make comparisons between the plant communities on the mesa top and the sandy valley below it. We'll also discuss land management techniques and goals for the property.
Registrants will receive additional information and detailed directions to the site. Lunch will be provided by the Foundation.