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The Katy Prairie Preserve Adds Plants Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds Near Katy High School


April 3, 2024

By Natalie Cook Clark


The Katy Prairie near Katy High School is part of the greater Coastal Prairie Conservancy (CPC) that is growing by 10,000 milkweed plants for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

All pictures courtesy of Chris Harris.

Preserve Maintains Importance During Community Growth

“The Katy Prairie Preserve, managed by the Coastal Prairie Conservancy, is now more important than ever to our Community,” says Chris Harris, City of Katy, Councilmember At-Large and Mayor Pro Tem. “As growth continues, we need more open space for people and wildlife and to preserve part of Katy’s roots.”

The CPC is a private land trust that preserves over 30,000 acres of the Katy Prairie. New residential developments and businesses continue to move to Katy. Katy ISD is currently building two new schools with many more planned in the future as the Katy community continues to grow and expand.   


While growth is exciting, the Katy Prairie Preserve reminds residents what Katy was like before development.


Volunteers met the end of last month to start planting. Chris Harris took to Facebook to thank the volunteers, donations and a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.


Katy Prairie Preserve is a Katy Nature Spot

Katy High School’s Tiger Prairie or the Katy Prairie Preserve covers one acre of land located at the corner of Highway 90 and FM 1463. The nature-inspired area is used as an outdoor classroom for biology, environmental science, art, and nature photography.

The location is also available, when the school is not using it, for community use and is a popular photography location.

Nature Opportunities for Students, Families

KPC offers students and families hands on activities to learn about nature through their many Unplugged Adventures opportunities.

Families can also enjoy kite flying, guided bird walks, and more. Click here to learn more and to schedule Unplugged Adventures.

Lands owned and conserved by KPC is protected from commercial development.


Learn more about the Katy Prairie Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving coastal prairie, wetlands, farms, and ranches in Texas.


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