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Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve
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Houston Zoo Native Garden Workday: Must sign release forms, contact Sally. sowise at hal-pc.org
Native Plant Society of Texas
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WILDSCAPES WORKSHOP POSTER 2012.pdf (past) Wildscapes Workshop 2013 will be held September 7, 2013 at the Houston Zoo's Brown Education Center
Upcoming Programs & Meetings 2012- see current programs to the right
find other plant lists, events, seed collections opportunities and more at the Coastal Prairie Partnership Website www.coastalprairiepartnership.org
Native Plant Information updated March 2013
New- Native Plant Information with Hyperlinks! Coming Soon!
Environmental Calendar updated May 16, 2013-
Three field trips are scheduled for Spring and three for Fall. Field Trips are led by Dr. Larry Brown. We will continue to meet in the parking lot east of the Memorial Park Arboretum. We meet at the Arboretum between 8 and 8:30 AM, and depart promptly at 8:30 AM. Please contact Paul Roling for any additional inquiries: 281-353-7413 or PRoling at att.net.
Mar. 17 - Edith Moore Nature Sanctuary
Apr. 7 Kleb Woods Nature Center
Apr. 21 Herman Brown Park
Please let us know what other information you'd like to see on our website! dknowlespe at aol.com
Speaker: Malcolm Vidrine, Phd., Author and Prairie Specialist "Connecting Dots: Prairies, Mussels, Mites and People"
Please join us at 7 pm for refreshments and a presentation at 7:30 pm.
Come early (6 pm)for a self guided hike around Houston Arboretum trails.
Upcoming Houston Chapter Native Plant Society Meetings: Visitors are welcome at all meetings and field trips!
June 20- Malcolm Vidrine, Phd., Author and Prairie Specialist "Connecting Dots: Prairies, Mussels, Mites and People"
July 18- Stephen Bruggerhoff-" Frontier Botany: Jean-Louis Berlandier and the Mexican Boundary Expedition, 1827"
August- Teri MacArthur -"Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center" - tentative topic
Sat., Sept. 7- Wildscapes Workshop and Native Plant Sale, at the Houston Zoo
September 19- Steve Hupp and Eric Ruckstuhl, Bayou Preservation Association -"Invasive Plants!" -tentative topic
October 17- Linda Paisley-"Biomimicry: Native Flora & Fauna and the Important Lessons They Teach"
November 21 - Annual Social and Seed & Plant Swap
December 19 - Annual Holiday Dinner
Past 2013 Meetings and Field Trips:
January 17, 2013- Jason Singhurst, Texas Parks & Wildlife Botanist and Author, "Rare Native Plants of Texas"
February 21 - Lynn Herbert-“Native Plants in the new A Garden Book for Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast"
March 21- Jaime González, Conservation Education Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy- "Nine Natives - A New Model for Public Engagement about Native Plants?"
April- 18-Annual Earth Day Celebration, with Michael Wariner, TPWD Invertebrate Biologist- "Native Bees in Texas- Needs and Management"
May 16 - Jim Blackburn, Attorney and Rice University Professor, "Natural Areas and Their Role in Disaster Preparedness" (tentative topic)