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 19 at 7pm: Jo Ann Collins on “Fort Worth Prairie Park”
Fort Worth Prairie Park is located SW of Fort Worth. It presently comprises 235 acres of original, never plowed prairie that is part of one of the largest remaining tracts (2,000 + acres) of native tallgrass prairie in North Texas. The Great Plains Restoration Council has taken a lead in preserving the entire tract and save it from development. Jo Ann Collins, a member of the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists, will talk about the biology of this prairie and also about her involvement with the project as the education coordinator.
Jo Ann Collins grew up on the Southside of Fort Worth and has fond memories of Rocky Creek Park at Benbrook Lake, an area adjacent to what is now FWPP. For 29 years, she taught 3rd graders in Arlington. She is now retired but still substitute teaches and starts Outdoor Clubs for kids wherever she can. Right now she is forming a Monarch Watch Squad at a high school to connect Fort Worth schools to the Fort Worth Prairie.
Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas monthly meeting, 7 pm on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd).
- On June 16 at 7pm: Barney Lipscomb on “Discovering Texas’ Botanical Heritage – Past, Present & Future”
Barney Lipscomb is a botanist, editor, public speaker, and researcher who began his career as the herbarium botanist at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas in 1975 and is now the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth. His research interests include the flora of Texas, taxonomy of the Cyperaceae (the sedge family), and expertise with poisonous plants, the application of botany to forensic science, and natural history art as it relates to science. He has co-authored three books and contributed more than 30 scientific articles, and has given more than 700 public lectures to advance the public’s understanding of botany.
Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas monthly meeting, 7 pm on Monday, June 16, 2014, at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd).
- On July 21 No Meeting!
- On August 18 Speaker TBA
- On September 15 Speaker TBA
- On October ?? Plant Sale
- On October 16 - 19 NPSOT State Symposium in Texarkana
- On October 20 No Meeting!
- On November 17 Potluck
- On December 15 No Meeting!
Past News and Events
- On April 21 Malinda Slagle talked about "Adapting the Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) to North Texas: Challenges and Rewards"
- On March 17 Dr. Gary O. Dick spoke on work conducted in the Trinity River wetlands.
- On February 17 Carole Clark spoke on "Onions of the DFW Metroplex Area"
- On February 15 Our chapter visited the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. (see more)
- On January 20 Randy Johnson spoke on "Native Plants: Ancient solutions for Modern Problems"
- On October 5, 2013 Our chapter had a plant sale at White Rock Lake Local Market
- On September 16, 2013 UTA Professor Laura Gough talked about “Effects of Global Change on Arctic Plants and Our Native Prairies”
- On August 19, 2013 North Texas Master Naturalists Jim Shouse and Dana Wilson spoke on plant species that are invasive to the Dallas-Fort Worth region
- On June 17, 2013 Jim Edison from The Nature Conservancy spoke on "Vegetation and Ecology of Blackland Prairie, Grand Prairie and Western Crosstimbers of North Central Texas"
Become a member or learn more about the Native Plant Society of Texas by visiting our organization's home page.