The Dallas Chapter holds monthly meetings open to the general public with guest speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats; maintains demonstration gardens at several sites in the Metroplex; and sponsors such other events as may come up that promote the use or awareness of native plants.
Upcoming News and Events
- On May 4, 9am - 3pm: Our chapter has a booth with plant sale at “Love Our Native Plants and Prairies Day” at White Rock Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas 75218
- On May 20 at 7pm Michael D. Warriner from TPWD on “Native Bees of Texas”
Michael Warriner is the invertebrate biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Prior to coming to Texas, he worked as the invertebrate zoologist for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and as a research associate working on forest entomology at Mississippi State University. Native bees provide agricultural and ecological services that are valued in the billions of dollars. Despite their profound roles in human food production and ecosystem maintenance they are all but forgotten as targets for management on most public and private lands. This session will discuss the needs of native bees and practices that can be implemented to protect and augment resources these insects require. The presentation will take place at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI Outdoor Equipment Store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd) and will be preceded by refreshments and a short business meeting.
Native Landscape certificate classes announced in DFW area for Spring 2013 by Carol Feldman.
The Native Plant Society of Texas will offer four classes in the Dallas – Ft Worth area in Spring 2013 for homeowners and landscape professionals. All are introductory classes and will be offered on Saturdays." Read More
- On June 17 Speaker TBA
- July No meeting
- On August 19 Dana Wilson and Jim Shouse on “Invasive Plants”
- On September 16 Laura Gough on “Climate Change and Plants”
- On October 17 - 20 NPSOT State Symposium in Corpus Christi
- In October, date TBA Plant sale
- On November 18 Potluck
Past News and Events
- On April 15 Gail Kahle guided a field trip with plant ID at Spring Creek Forest Preserve in Garland
- On March 17 John DeFillipo spoke on “John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Aquatic Plants Naturally Filtering our Water Supply”
- On February 18 Jim Varnum spoke on "Attracting Birds and Butterflies to your Garden"
- On January 21 Randy Johnson spoke on “Native Milkweeds: A Hub of Biodiversity”
- On September 17, 2012 Carol Spruiell spoke on Smarter Water for North Texas
- On August 20, 2012 Mia McGraw, a research associate with Central Texas Native Seeds, spoke on the increasing need for native seed sources, selection of those species for restoration, project overview, and need for support.
- On June 18, 2012 Dr. Marcy Brown Marsden, the Chairman of the Biology Department at the University of Dallas, on "Distribution and Conservation of Native Mycoheterotrophic Orchids in Texas"
- On May 21, 2012 Carrie Dubberley, president of Dubberley Landscape, Inc., spoke on "Rain Garden Design and Construction"
Become a member or learn more about the Native Plant Society of Texas by visiting our organization's home page.