Transform Your Yard with Native Plants with Lor Stierlen – Wednesday May 4 Chapter Meeting

How to Transform Your Yard from Invasive Dreariness into an Oasis of Hope

Photo of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center native plant landscaping, courtesy of the center.

Photo of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center native plant landscaping, courtesy of the center.

At the meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, you will learn how our speaker, Lorelei (Lor) Stierlen, went about replacing a yard full of Bermuda grass with a native pocket prairie. She will be sharing methods, alternatives, hints, tips, lessons learned, and resources. 


  • 6:30 Camera Roll and Socializing
  • 7:00 Introduction and Announcements
  • 7:20 Featured Presentation
  • 8:45 Adjournment

Join us at Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, Building H, Room 125. Campus map. See Covid protocol, below. Or participate via Zoom — register here. (If you are attending in person, you don’t need to register for Zoom.) 

Field Trip

The corresponding Field Trip at Native Plants and Prairies Day is on May 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at White Rock Lake’s Bath House Cultural Center. Co-sponsored by NTMN & the Native Prairies Association of Texas. Check out all the activities and talks at the event’s website here.

Our Speaker

Lorelei (Lor) Stierlen is a Retired Senior Principal Electrical Engineer, now a full-time environmental scientist (MS Johns Hopkins University, minor in pedology – soil science). At the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center (BPRC), Lor serves as the chair of the Blackland Prairie Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration Committee. She has been a Blackland Prairie Texas Master Naturalist (BPTMN) member since 2014 and is an officer on the boards of the BPRC and the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter. Lor has been teaching soil science to Plano Senior High School students and the BPTMN classes for the past four years.

Camera Roll

As usual, show up or tune in between 6:30 and 7 pm for an array of photos by TMNs. Send your favorite photos to Ashleigh Miller.

Covid Protocol

Please participate at the level you’re comfortable. We’re excited to meet in person, but we don’t take this decision lightly. We expect all attendees to consider the health and well-being of their fellow attendees and comply with all policies.

  • MASKS are required at Dallas College in accordance with the Dallas County Risk Level Red.
  • The room will be set to allow for SOCIAL DISTANCING (4 people per table for maximum capacity of 100).
  • HAND SANITIZER will be available.
  • Food and drinks will not be provided, but you may bring your own and share with others if desired.

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