2017 Prairie Night details       



    MAY 13 / 2017 PHOTOS


    Special Thank You to our Honorary Chairs, Martha & Paxton Motheral

    Prairie Day 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 learned 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. 

    Presenting Sponsors 


    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 six years old and performed in country music theaters at the age of seven. 
    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, 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! 

    The Voice

    See how he did at mattsnookmusic.com 

    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 & Pony Rides

    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.

    Guests saw 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.

    Thanks to Rapid Wristbands for providing BRIT with wristbands for our pony rides!

    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

    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.

    Four families adopted a fur-baby during our 2017 Prairie Day!


    In celebration of BRIT's 30th Anniversary, Memberships will be 30% off during Prairie Day for all new memberships. Benefits include:

    • Subscription Monthly Newsletter
    • Subscription Better Homes and Gardens
    • Discounts at Retail Partners & BRIT classes
    • Benefits at 300+ botanical gardens across the US
    Hartley Hall is a modern traditional country songwriter. Her big personality and small town charm are genuinely American. Her unique marriage of humor and hard-knock morality create timeless song-story performances which enamour audiences of all ages and places. She’s got a classic honky tonk sound with a Texas and Hawaiian Swing influence. 

    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. 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

    Virginia Clay Dorman
    Margery & Eleanor Motheral

    World of Bats Sponsors

    Jarrell and Berlene Milburn

    Monarch Sponsors

    Michael and Rae Hyatt
    Peloton Land Solutions, Inc.


    Prairie Chicken Sponsors

    Kimberly & Joseph DeWoody
    Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation
    Debbie & Charlie Morrison
    The Human Source Foundation 

    Supporting Sponsors

    Bartlett Tree Experts
    Kay & Will Stansbery
    Louise B. Carvey
    B.F. Hicks
    Carole D. Findlay




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


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

    Event location: 1700 University Dr, 76107


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