The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example. Visit the State NPSOT website.
Following are four natural areas where one can enjoy the great diversity of native plants we have within close proximity to Fredericksburg. If you are interested in nature and native plants, we highly recommend visiting these scenic places.
- Cross Mountain Park
- Nature Trails at the Fredericksburg Nature Center
- Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area
- Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
In 2005 our chapter adopted the N.I.C.E. Program - Natives Instead of Common Exotics. This program was started by the Boerne Chapter to promote the use of natives in landscaping and has been so successful that it's been adopted by other NPSOT chapters. Read more about this program under "Resources."
BRIT's "Digital Herbarium"now available for viewing online. Visit the BRIT Digital Herbarium collections from Gillespie County, one of only three projects available online. There are 387 collections viewable in this project. Once on the Digital Herbarium website click "Flora of Gillespie County" under "Featured Projects." For some fun, try the Slide Show accesible on the bottom left of the first page of collections.
A gift to BRIT from the Fredericksburg NPSOT chapter helped fund this important project.
This is the website of the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). This site has information about the chapter and Texas Hill Country (Edwards Plateau) native plant resources such as nurseries, books and links to other sites. For questions, comments, or feedback, please send an e-mail note. You can find our address on the "Contact Us" page.
We recommend the following presentation on November 12th
”Chasing Rivers…dynamic living systems which we can never capture.”
Tuesday evening, November 12, at the Texas A+M Agri-Life Building, 95 Frederick Road at 7:00 pm when geographer Dr. Jim Kimmel and photographer Jerry Touchstone Kimmel will share their adventures of a lifetime of studying, photographing, teaching, and writing about rivers. They are the author and photographer of The San Marcos: A River’s Story and Exploring the Brazos, both published by the Texas A&M University Press. The Brazos River book was given the Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography by the Association of American Geographers.
The presentation,”Chasing Rivers…dynamic living systems which we can never capture.” will be in two parts. Jim Kimmel will first describe and illustrate how rivers “work,” and why they are so important ecologically and culturally. Jerry Kimmel will then recount, with her award winning photographs, the couple’s adventures in researching and photographing a variety of rivers from the Missouri/Mississippi through Texas to the western Colorado.
This special presentation is hosted by the Fredericksburg Nature Center and cosponsored by the Texas Hill Country Land Trust, the Native Plant Society of Fredericksburg, the Friends of Enchanted Rock and the Hill Country Alliance and underwritten by Woolsacks, Incorporated. All are welcomed.