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Prairie Notes are monthly photo/journal observations from Tandy Hills Natural Area by Founder/Director, Don Young. They include field reports, flora and fauna sightings, and more, mixed with a scoop of dry humor and a bit of philosophy. They are available free to all who get on the FOTHNA email list.

Prairie Notes Archive

Summer Solstice Greetings

June 21, 2018

The poetically named, Silphium albiflorum (White Rosinweed or White Compassplant) is one of several endemic species at Tandy Hills, and one that blooms in the summertime. I find it to be an apt symbol for the summer solstice.

Photo by Don Young, June 20, 2018

Earth Day Greetings!

Prairie Notes #
April 21, 2018

Earth Day has a double significance for Friends of Tandy HIlls. On April 22, 1960, exactly 10 years before the founding of Earth Day, the Fort Worth City Council and Mayor Tom McCann agreed to purchase the land now known as Tandy Hills Natural Area.

Pics & Proverbs 2017

Prairie Notes #133
January 1, 2018

01) Pics & Proverbs 2017
02) ReMembership
03) Attagirl of the Year: Anne Alderfer
04) Attaboy of the Year: Joseph Lippert
05) MM&WW HIke the HIlls is TODAY
06) 10th Annual Brush Bash
07) Painted Prairie Skies 2017
08) Prairie Proverb

01) Pics & Proverbs 2017

With Tandy Hills more or less at rest, January is a good time to review and reflect on the past year via 2017's, Prairie Proverbs and a few of my favorite pics from each issue of Prairie Notes. 

Do Look Back

Prairie Notes #132
December 1, 2017

01) Do Look Back
02) Field Report - November
03) Manly Men Wild Women RSVP
04) PrairieSky / StarParty 2017 Schedule
05) Imitation is...
06) Event Reports - November
07) New Scenic Overlook 
08) New Species for Tandy Hills
09) Prairie Proverb

October People

Prairie Notes #131
November 1, 2017

01) October People
02) Field Report - October
03) October Vistas
04) Scary Prairie IMPORTANT
05) Freaks of Nature: UPDATE
06) Little Bluestem Seeds: In Stores Now!
07) Painting the American Prairie Reserve
08) Prairie Proverb


01) October People

If an ad agency were to come up with a concise blurb to promote Tandy Hills they would probably write something like this: