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Clymer Meadow Preserve - Field Trip with Jim Eidson (new date) (AT)
Saturday, May 28 2011, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Clymer Meadow Preserve - Field Trip with Jim Eidson (AT)
Saturday, May 26     10:00 AM

Note: new date.  Was May 21.

Join NPAT and The Nature Conservancy and explore an extremely unique and biodiverse remnant of the Blackland Prairie, the Clymer Meadow Preserve.  The 1068-acre Clymer Meadow Preserve is a preserved remnant of the tallgrass prairies that used to blanket the landscape from the Texas coast to southern Manitoba and is home to huge variety of vegetation and wildlife.  Named for pioneer Jim Clymer, who bought the first tracts in the 1850s, Clymer Meadow serves as a center for study of the Blackland Prairie and has been the site of more than a dozen scientific investigations ranging in scope from inventories of prairie invertebrates to noxious weed control. Universities, private research organizations, and public and private primary and secondary schools have used the meadow as a teaching site. Landowners in the area can view this as a invitation to learn about how to properly conserve and manage their land while prairie enthusiasts will have a chance to visit a very unique location and become acquainted with the local flora and fauna.

The field trip includes a tour of the Clymer Meadow Preserve as well as discussion of vegetation and wildlife found on the preserve.  Discussion of land management practices and unique features and aspects of this preserve will also provide attendees with insight as to how and why these delicate ecosystems are being preserved.  No admission fee. The tour will begin at 10am.  Clymer Meadow Preserve is located at 6210 CR 1140, Celeste 75423 (CLICK HERE FOR MAP).

Fieldtrip is approved Texas Master Naturalist Advanced Training and for making up a missed TMN training prairie fieldtrip.

JEV 4/16/2011, rev 4/20/2011