7th Annual Prairie Day - May 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

     

      Martha & Paxton Motheral, Honorary Chairs  

    Come Celebrate BRIT's 30th Anniversary!

     
    This is a FREE family-friendly, annual festival of arts and crafts that includes flight demonstrations of majestic wild birds and live music from Texas musicians. Families can learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. 
     
    Visitors will also learn about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family. BRIT wants to further educate the public on the importance of our natural resources and the region's native ecosystems, and how restoring native plants can benefit homeowners as well as wildlife. 
     

    TOTALLY FREE

    Matt Snook 

    Matt has dedicated over 30 years of his life to entertaining others. Growing up on a small farm in Missouri, Matt started singing in church when he was 3 years old, won his first contest when he was 6 and performed in country music theaters at the age of 7. 
     
    He spent many years honing his skills in honky-tonks and has performed with George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Mark Chestnutt, Tracy Byrd, Michael Peterson, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Tippin, Little Big Town, Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Daryl Singletary, Tony Orlando, John Michael Montgomery, John Conlee, Ray Benson, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Joe Diffie and many others. 
     
    One of Matt's more notable opportunities was surviving 45,000 contestants, auditioning for NBC's The Voice and joining Team Blake on Season 8! See how he did at www.mattsnookmusic.com. 
     


    Come Get Your Prairie On!

     

    Discovery booths and exhibitors to include many area organizations such as the Log Cabin Village, Camp Fire First, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to name a few. Activities included guided prairie walks, free BRIT tour, composting, children's crafts, solar-oven cooking, face painting, balloon twisters, and raffle prizes. The crowd will enjoy live music and delicious, mouth-watering street food from some of Fort Worth's best food trucks.
     

    Birds of Prey

    All Things Reptilian

    Petting Zoo

    Prairie Day Schedule

    There's no better way to learn about the birds of prey, or raptors than to meet them in person! Blackland Prairie Raptor Center introduced children and adults to the world of raptors. These hawks, owls, and falcons are well trained, and at this show you will learn what makes these birds an important part of our environment.
    The Texas Discovery Gardens helped us learn how reptiles fill a critical role both as predator and prey species. Reptiles are important components of the food webs in most ecosystems and can also be important seed dispersers. They are also known as pollinators and are a useful anthropogenic role in ecosystems by helping control the numbers of serious agricultural pests by consuming rodent and insect pests.
    Come see the Prairie Day corral with miniature horse, baby pony, mini-micro pigs, baby chicks, fainting goats, dwarf goats, sheep, pygmy goats, bunnies, ducks, and chickens.
    9:30 Nature Walk
    10:30  BRIT Tour
               Bella’s Prairie Read 
    11:00 Birds of Prey 
    1:00 Reptile Show
    1:30 Nature Walk

    Amber Leigh White

    Pet Adoptions

    Memberships -30%

    Hartley Hall

    Amber Leigh White is the epitome of resiliency. The singer-songwriter, who lands somewhere between Americana and mainstream Country on the genre spectrum, has lived the stories of redemption and survival in which she sings. Her first record Easy Lovin’ You deal with DreamWorks, followed by I’m Moving On.  White has thrown herself once again into pursuing her passion for music, releasing a new single, Float and a new album, Straight Lines. Float is a laid-back, carefree song about letting life’s little problems melt away during a relaxing day on the water. Straight Lines, which she hopes will serve as an inspiration to others who are navigating life’s highs and lows.

    Animal Hope gives adoptable animals another chance to find their forever family.  Animal Hope is not just an animal shelter, it’s an animal rescue.

    Families considering pet adoption have a big decision to make… after all, adopting a pet is a commitment that can last over 15 years.  Animal Hope was founded on the principle that a pet adoption is not like buying a car.  A companion animal is not a handbag or a pair of shoes, they’re someone with whom you share your life and home.

    If you've been thinking of adding to your family, come see us at Prairie Day and find that new fur-family member!

    In celebration of BRIT's 30th Anniversary, Memberships will be 30% off during Prairie Day for all new memberships. Purchase one for yourself and one for a friend. 

    Benefits include:

    • Subscription BRIT's Monthly Newsletter
    • Subscription Better Homes and Gardens
    • Store discounts at Reciprocal Retail Partners
    • Discounts on our hands-on classes
    • Reciprocal benefits at 300+ botanical gardens and arboreta across the US
    Hartley Hall is a Texas songwriter, native to San Angelo and current to the hill country. She’s got a classic honky tonk sound with a Texas and Hawaiian Swing influence. Her writing style has been compared to Loretta Lynn, she's got humor like Garrison Keillor, and folks say the stage presence of Dolly Parton. She has been featured at the SPI Island Folk Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival, where she's shared the stage with David Amram, Jimmy LaFave, and Seth Glier. She recently toured Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado with Bo DePeña (Laredo) and Greg Butera (Santa Fe).
           

    A Very Special Thank You to All Sponsors

     
     Proceeds Go Directly to Education, Research, and Conservation!

    BRIT Sponsors help us to expand our research and education programs to serve more students, reach more teachers, and fund more biodiversity exploration, botanical science, and sustainability. Supporters enables BRIT to influence and inspire our next generation of leaders and life-long learners. If you have questions, please contact Tammie Crole at 817.332.7518 or you may downlaod a sponsor packet here

       

    Prairie Day Sponsors


     

    Birds of Prey Sponsors

    World of Bats Sponsors

    Jarrell and Berlene Milburn

    Prairie Chicken Sponsors

    Kimberly & Joseph DeWoody

    Oncor

    Micellaneous Sponsors

     

    In-Kind Sponsors

    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

     

       

    Volunteer

    Please contact Julie Donovan, Director of Volunteers and Public Engagement at 817.546.1846.  

    Contact

    If you want to participate or you need more information, please contact Tammie Crole at 817.332.7518.

    Event location: 1700 University Drive, 76107.

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