Field Day – Dec. 10, 2022

OU Biological Station

Interested in converting your yard into a pollinator meadow or patch of prairie? Come help us turn a lawn into a wildlife habitat. You are invited to participate in a volunteer day to collect seeds and plant a patch of prairie. This is phase 3 of a habitat planting project begun this in 2018 by students at the biostation. Get some hands-on experience transforming a dull plot into a future habitat full of life!

We will be collecting seeds from the local area to plant in addition to a commerical pollinator seed mix. We will also demonstrate to volunteers how to collect seeds for repository in the Oklahoma Restoration Seed Library.

Area

The OU Biological Station is in south central Oklahoma on the shores of Lake Texoma. The habitat of the area is bottomland forest with small patches of grassland on the uplands away from the lake shore. The grounds of the OU Biological Station have been dominated by mowed lawn. We converting some of this biologically boring lawn into a pollinator and wildlife habitat.

What to expect

Saturday, Dec. 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Snacks and Picnic lunch provided!

Expect to be outside most of the day. We will walk at a leisurely pace collecting and spreading seeds in a natural habitat. Not difficult, but ground may be uneven. Sturdy shoes recommended.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is FREE, but Required.  Travel to site will be attendee’s responsibility. Additional details will be provided to all registrants the week of the event. They will be emailed to the address you register under.

Field day is subject to postponement due to inclement weather.  “Rain date” is will be announced.  Registrants will be notified by email or phone.

Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting Priscilla Crawford at the Oklahoma Biological Survey (405-889-7188; prill@ou.edu).

About Field Days

The Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry hosts Educational Field Days highlighting topics of interest to land conservationists. Field days will appeal to landowners interested in maintaining natural diversity on their property and people interested in learning more about managing land for wildlife habitat. These events will also be an opportunity for the public to visit registered natural areas that are not normally open for visitation. Each event will include speakers with expertise in management, conservation, or ecology.

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