Plains and Prairies Education, Upcoming Conference

Conference PicThe SnK is located in DeWitt County Texas, which includes three Ecological Regions:  Blackland Prairies, Post Oak Savanna, and South Texas Plains.  Although I have searched, I have not been able to find an ecological map that pin points where the SnK is located, in relationship to these areas.  You can learn more about the Ecoregions of Texas at the Native Prairies Association of Texas‘ web site.

I did find a pretty good map, that can be enlarged, which shows the three ecoregions in DeWitt County, although it doesn’t show detail.  If you’re curious as to what ecoregions are in your county, click HERE to take a look at the map.  From what I can tell, The SnK is very near a junction of the Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savanna regions.  This would explain why we have black dirt grassy areas, and sandy areas of Post Oaks.  It looks like we’re a ways from the South Texas Plains region, though.

So, what’s all this mean?  Well, we’re looking at re-establishing grasses on the place, and Selena’s found a conference that we’re going to attend.  It’s the Southern Plains and Prairies Conference, at the Houston Zoo, on November 12, 13 and 14.  The agenda looks VERY interesting.

We recognize some folks that we’ve heard speak before, for Selena, a couple of times.   Me, not so much.  🙂  Not only will we be able to attend a number of educational sessions, we’ll also have the opportunity to network with other like minded folks.  We’re definitely looking forward to the conference.

If you decide to attend, keep your eyes open for our name badges, and say hey if you see us.

Well, it’s time to go check the seed in the Spin Cast bird feeder, and the in ground water basin.

Until next time, Peace!

Keith, the K in The SnK

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