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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

Vote OUR Planet

Prairie Notes #119
November 1, 2016

1) Vote OUR Planet
2) Field Report - October
3) BioBlitz: Read The Book & See The Movie
4) AIA-FW Pavilion Competition Update
5) Native Star Award Goes To...
6) FASH Foundation Grant
7) REI'd On!
8) PrairieSky / Star Party - November SURPRISE!
9) La Bomba
10) Prairie Proverb

Prairie Personhood

Prairie Notes #117
September 1, 2016

1) Prairie Personhood
2) Field Report - August
3) Giving Day is Nigh
4) Texas Pollinator BioBlitz
5) FOTHNA Origins: Circa 2005
6) Moths & Stars & More
7) Going Shopping?
8) Prairie Proverb

Trout Lily Madness

Prairie Notes #111
March 1, 2016

1) Trout Lily Madness
2) Field Report - February
3) BioBlitz UPDATE
4) REI Grant for Tandy Hills
5) The Art of Solar Power
6) FW Parks Board Honors FOTHNA
7) Prairie Dog Come Home
8) BRIT Visits Tandy Hills
9) Vote the Environment
10) Prairie Proverb

 

Pics & Proverbs 2015

Prairie Notes #109
January 1, 2016

01) Pics & Proverbs 2015
02) ReMembership
03) BioBLitz 2016 Shaping Up
04) Attaboy(s) of the Month
05) MM&WW HIke the HIlls
06) 8th Annual Brush Bash
07) Blessed are the Seed Bombers
08) Painted Prairie Skies
09) Prairie Proverb

01) Pics & Proverbs 2015

With Tandy Hills more or less at rest, January is a good time to review and reflect on the past year via 2015's, Prairie Proverbs. New this year, I'm also including a dozen of my favorite pics, one from each issue of Prairie Notes. 

Year of Transition

Prairie Notes #108
December 1, 2015

1) Year of Transition
2) Field Report - November
3) AIA-FW Honors FOTHNA
4) New Board on Board
5) KOP Fall Winners Announced
6) No Nature Mystics Here
7) Christmas Wish List
8) Prairie Proverb

 

iScare Myself

Prairie Notes #106
October 1, 2015

1) iScare Myself
2) Field Report - September
3) iNaturalist: Citizen Science
4) Making Hay at Tandy Hills
5) Halloween Flashback 
6) Giving Day Report
7) 2nd Annual Sunset Hike Scheduled
8) Wild Again, Naturally
9) Prairie Proverb

 

September 17

Prairie Notes #105
September 1, 2015

1) September 17
2) Field Report - August
3) Armadillo's on the Prairie
4) Pollinators Love Thistle
5) Flashback 2010: Creek Plum Romance
6) Patagonia Prairie
7) Prairie Proverb

Mood-Altering Prairie

Prairie Notes #104
August 1, 2015

1) Mood-Altering Prairie
2) Field Report - July
3) Giving Day is On the Way
4) Sketching the Prairie
5) Post Oak & Prairie Journal
6) Prairie Proverb

 

01) Mood-Altering Prairie

Are you suffering from rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation? Worry no more. Help is but a hike away.