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    BRIT's Prairie Day


    Presented by Jetta Operating Company, Inc.


    Held Saturday, May 16 

    We celebrated the beauty of the native landscape of North Texas at BRIT! This event was 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 will learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. Children learned how to build a bug house or paint using leaves, and everyone learned about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family. BRIT helps to 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. Want to see a full schedule & list of participants?

    Schedule of Entertainment

    Birds of Prey Presentation...9:30 a.m.
    Prairie Nature Walk...10 a.m.
    Live Encounters with Native Snakes...10:30 a.m.
    BRIT Tour...11:30 a.m.
    Raffle & Announcements...Noon
    The Prophets and Outlaws...11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    A Southern Rock Band with Soul!



    Birds of Prey

    There's no better way to learn about the birds of prey in North Texas than to meet them in person!

    Blackland Prairie Raptor Center’s birds of prey have many years of experience introducing 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.

    Live Encounters with Native Snakes

    A celebration of all things reptilian brought to you by Texas Discovery Gardens' own herpetologist Roger Sanderson.

    If you enjoy reptiles, Texas is a terrific place to be. With more than 120 species to choose from, our state has more snake species than any other. You will learn to sort fact from fiction by learning more about the lives of these fascinating yet often-feared and misunderstood creatures.


    Prophets and Outlaws FREE Concert

    A Southern Rock Band with Soul! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free concert from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and while you're here take some time to explore our pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.  

    With so many fun activities, you are sure to work up an appetite!So don't forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the participating food trucks.

    Come Discover Your Native Place

    Discovery booths and exhibitors include many area organizations such as the Log Cabin Village, Camp Fire First, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to name a few. Click here for a full list of invited Participants.

    Activities include guided prairie walks, healthy cooking, free BRIT tour, composting, children's crafts, solar oven cooking, face painting, and balloon twisters. 


    Thank You to our Prairie Day Sponsors!

    We cannot thank our sponsors enough for helping BRIT expand our research and education programs to serve more students, reach more teachers, and fund biodiversity exploration, botanical science, and sustainability. Because of our great sponsors investing in their community BRIT is able to influence and inspire our next generation of leaders and life-long learners.

    Lead Prairie Day Sponsor - Jetta Operating Company, Inc.

    Texas Buffalo Sponsor - Virginia Clay Dorman

    Texas Prairie Dog Sponsor - Frost 

    Prairie Reptile Sponsor - Beth and Randy Gideon

    Wildflower Prairie Sponsor - Louise Carvey and Rachel J. Ledbetter

    Other Sponsors include - Helen K. Groves

    Media Sponsor - NBC5

    Raffle Sponsors - Breaded Eel Brewery, Fossil Rim,  Log Cabin Village, and BRIT Press

    Do You Need More Information for next Year?

    • Event takes place at 1700 University Drive, FW 76107.
    • Want to know how you can get involved in year's Prairie Day?
    • Looking for a Sponsorship Opportunity? We're ready to partner with you! You may contact  Tammie Crole at 817.332.7518.
    • Is there something special that you'd like to see at our next Prairie Day? We welcome new participants!
    • You may contact Tammie Crole for more information or please feel free to call her directly at 817.332.7518.
    • To volunteer for Prairie Day, please email Julie Donovan, our Director of Volunteer and Visitor Relations.