Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Prairie Fest on the Eastside - Saturday

I have lived on the Eastside of Fort Worth for 25 years. The Eastside has many beautiful, old homes as well as new homes. We have native live oaks and other indigenous trees scattered around the neighborhood, big lots for our homes, parks, a good municipal golf course and easy access to downtown Fort Worth and routes east.

One of our parks is not like a lot of parks in the city in that is kept intentionally as nature made it -- and it's worth seeing. From the Tandy Hills Natural Area website:
Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas.
Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 500 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in pre-development times.
The Tandy Hill Natural Area is holding a Prairie Fest this weekend.

Here's a brief version of their press release. To see more visit the website at:

Prairie Fest is:
  • Wildflower/Prairie tours led by master naturalists at the best place to see spring wildflowers, Tandy Hills Natural Area.
  • Sustainable and green living exhibitors representing clean energy, green building, yard & garden, recycling, transportation, food & agriculture and conservation. (over 60 booths) A forum for all environmental organizations in the the north Texas region, with a keynote speech by Jarid Manos, founder of Great Plains Restoration Council.
  • A special gathering of North Texas artists. Take one or more of these paintings home with you by bidding on them in an auction during the festival.
  • Music, dance, poetry and other performances for all ages. Featuring: The Ackermans; Kerri Arista; Brave Combo. Food and drink provided by Chadra Mezze and Grill; Hot Damn Tamales;
  • New Belgian Brewing Company; Rahr Brothers Brewery; and Smokey's Barbecue.
  • FREE and open to the public
April 26, 2008

On the Eastside south of I30, between Meadowbrook and Beach.

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