Clymer Meadow Grows By 57 Acres

Filed under: — Stormwind @ 9:04 am

Clymer Meadow PaintbrushClymer Meadow, the largest protected tallgrass prairie in Texas’ Blackland Prairie, grew by 57 acres due to a donation from a generous landowner to The Nature Conservancy during 2007.

See a slideshow of native prairie flowers and grasses at Clymer Meadow in NPAT’s photo album.

From The Nature Conservancy:

Highlights of The Nature Conservancy’s Texas conservation achievements in 2007 include:

– A donation of 57 acres of virgin tallgrass prairie at Clymer Meadow by a private landowner whose family has owned the land since the 1850s

The property, adjacent to the Conservancy’s Clymer Meadow Preserve north of Dallas, adds to the diversity of the preserve with a different composition of grass species. The family has worked with the Conservancy for 13 years to maintain the prairie through conservation management practices and is a member of the organization’s Texas Land Stewards’ Society. The land donation brings the total of Clymer Meadow Preserve to 1,045 acres.

3 responses to “Clymer Meadow Grows By 57 Acres”

  1. gurdonark says:

    I am pleased to find this weblog, which I found through a link at the local Audobon Society webpage. I live in Collin County, and am very interested, though not yet very active, in prairie conservation issues.

    My avocation is electronic music. I released an album called “Tallgrass Canticle” which deals with prairie imagery. It’s located here. The album liner notes feature a 19th C. prairie quotation you might find useful.

    I am glad that the Nature Conservancy has taken steps to expand the Clymer meadow. I usually go to the much smaller Park Hill Prairie for my prairie flower and meadowlark experiences, but now I think I must ask permission/make a reservation to visit the Clymer.

    Thank you for starting this weblog. If the time comes that you need help starting a podcast about the prairie, then it has been on my mind to begin one for a few months now.

    Best, Robert Nunnally, who records as gurdonark

  2. Rebecca says:

    The music, and Catlin’s quote, were a wonderful find. Thank you for posting these.
    Where can I purchase a copy of the album, please?

    I would like to make it available in an education program that features selected artwork of the late 19th century for young students.

    Thanks, again.

    • gurdonark says:


      I just now saw your post from last year. The album is a free download. If you would like, I could make a CD for you, as I like it to be available for just this kind of educational use.

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