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Dallas Chapter

Welcome to the Dallas Chapter

Stay in touch with the Dallas Chapter – sign up for our Newsletter, check out our Facebook page for more details and information.  Additionally, lots of great information can be found in our Newsletter Archives.

 

Next Chapter Meeting June 17, 2024

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Can Forgotten Cemeteries Help Restore Biodiversity?

For more than a century, historic Warren Angus Ferris cemetery was a neglected site, overgrown with invasive plant species. But in 2018, Dallas resident Julie Ann Fineman decided to restore the land and recover its historical and environmental value. “The restored land provides a beautiful educational wildlife sanctuary for the neighborhood, enhances authentic natural and cultural Dallas history and bolsters native pollinator populations.” Read more….

Meeting and Location info

June meeting: Monday, June 17, 2024, Julie Fineman Can Forgotten Cemeteries Help Restore Biodiversity?If something is not eating your plants, then your garden is not part of the ecosystem.

July: No meeting in July, see you August 19th.

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month. All meetings are open to members and the public.
Join us starting at 6:30 for social time, chapter announcements and presentations start at 7:00pm
more Meeting and Location info

Can’t make it in person? ZOOM our monthly meetings at:  https://npsot.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f20269a37974d8413fc79c831&id=12aa33f97f&e=d2e8f28b23
If needed, use: Meeting ID: 837 2523 6133  Passcode: 882399a*

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The Blackland Prairie

The Dallas Chapter of NPSOT includes all of Dallas County and the twenty-two cities within its boundaries. 

We are in the Blackland Prairie Ecoregion:  Average rainfall 28-40 inches with peak rainfall usually in May, Hardiness Zone 8A, average annual minimum temps 15-10 degrees.

Wildflower Planting dates for our area are:
Spring – January 15th thru March 1st
Fall – October 1st thru December 1st

Check this link for a PDF of the USDA’s Hardiness Zone Map for Texas: https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/library/pubs/cit/hardiness_district.pdf.

Our area is predominately an urban landscape, and the Dallas Chapter’s primary goal is to educate homeowners, businesses, and municipalities on the benefit of planting native landscapes. Each meeting, newsletter, field trip and activity will strive to achieve this goal.

Plant Propagation Guide – A basic guide to sharing your native plants with others through plant propagation. (PDF, 1.33 MB)
Inviting Nature Back Home – A complete guide to updating your landscape for Birds, Bees and Butterflies. (PDF, 2 MB)
see more planting info on our Plant Info page

Calendar - North Texas Chapters

Dallas, North Central, Collin County,
Trinity Forks and Cross Timbers

Also see NPSOT’s full calendar