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Texas Native Plant Art Exhibition Has Moved to UNT

We want everyone to know that the Texas Native Plant Art Exhibition is now at the UNT Elm Fork Education Center for the month of February. The Elm Fork Education Center is located on the UNT campus on the first floor of the EESAT Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

NISAW is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread. NISAW is powered by The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA), which supports local, state, tribal, federal, regional, and national organizations to make NISAW their own with these tools. […]

NISAW Webinar: Opportunities and Challenges for Preventing the Next Plant Invasion

Part of the National Invasive Species Awareness Week series In the past 50 years, the number of non-native species introduced outside their native range has doubled, leading to substantial negative ecological and socioeconomic impacts. This is a problem that will persist as species introductions continue to rise and impacts are intensified by climate change and […]

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Leopold Week 2024: Natural, Wild, and Free

"Perhaps such a shift of values can be achieved by reappraising things unnatural, tame, and confined in terms of things natural, wild and free." Aldo Leopold ended the foreword to A Sand County Almanac with this quote in March of 1948. His collection of essays reveals what "natural, wild, and free" meant to him back […]

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Leopold Week 2024 – Kickoff with Buddy Huffaker

What does“natural, wild, and free” mean today? Leopold Foundation Executive Director Buddy Huffaker begins the conversation and kicks off Leopold Week 2024 with an introduction to the speaker series and a special video message from U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore. Register below for the entire series of Leopold Week events.

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NPSOT Spring Symposium

The NPSOT 2024 Spring Symposium is coming to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin March 2nd! Register now to celebrate native plants and attend in person or stream the event live! Get more information and register here.

Spring Symposium

March 2 - Spring Symposium  - Join virtually or in person at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin! Registration is now open. For event details and registration click here. (In-person registration is now filled, but you can still register for the virtual symposium.)

NPSOT Spring Symposium

Save the Date for this hybrid event! More information to come... Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739

Outreach: Growing Native Milkweed

Saturday, March 2 — Join us at Friendswood Garden Emporium for a presentation on how to grow native milkweed taught by Greg Pearson.

Nature Fest at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center

The 20th Annual NatureFest will be held on March 2, 2024, at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Dr., Humble, TX 77338 (Phone: 281-446-8588). Pines and Prairies Chapter will participate by hosting an exhibit table.

Leopold Week 2024 – Drawing a Land Ethic

Visiting artist Max Sorenson will share the process and experiences behind RxReturn, his prescribed fire-inspired art series created during his time at the Leopold Foundation. The series is displayed at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI. Register below for the entire series of Leopold Week events.

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Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshop – Upper Medina River Watershed – Bandera, March 5th

This workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, […]

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March 5- Chapter Meeting at Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium - 6:00pm - Social Time; 6:45pm - Chapter Announcements, followed by the Speaker Speakers: Rufus Stephens and Jan Wrede. Rufus is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and educator. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for 35 years, 23 years with TPWD. Rufus is one of the founders […]

Chapter Meeting, March 5

Chapter Meeting, March 5 As usual, the meeting will start with a social time at 6:00pm, at the Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium. Announcement will begin at 6:45pm, followed by the presentation.  For the social time, please bring any snacks/appetizers/desserts that you would like to share.  Speakers: Jan Wrede and Rufus Stephens. Topic: “Land Stewardship for […]

Collin County Chapter – Native Plant Alternatives to Invasives

Our March 5th chapter meeting will include a presentation by Deedy Wright on "I’m Being Invaded! What Can I Do?". Her talk will define the term “invasive” and discuss reasons for how and why these plants are here, and the damage they do to our environment. In addition, eco-region-specific native "alterNatives" are suggested for some of the more common invasive plants. Our program opens at 6:30, and at 7:00, Rodney Thomas, chapter president, will have a short chapter update, followed by the presentation.

Leopold Week 2024 – Diane Wilson on “The Seed Keeper”

Diane Wilson on her award-winning novel The Seed Keeper, a story of remembering our original relationship to the seeds and, through them, to our ancestors. Diane Wilson invites us to reflect on long-term connection to the land through a Dakhóta family’s hopes and sacrifices to protect what matters most. Register below for the entire series […]

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Leopold Week 2024 – Stewarding the Wild: A Conversation with Karl Malcolm

In conversation with foundation Program Director Steve Swenson, Karl Malcolm will dive into his intimate knowledge of ecology in the Gila region and how lessons learned from managing the Gila Wilderness can be applied to the landscape in the Midwest. Register below for the entire series of Leopold Week events.

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Leopold Week 2024 – “First and Wildest” Author Panel

Since Aldo Leopold proposed its designation 100 years ago, the Gila Wilderness has meant many things to many people. Essayists from "First & Wildest" will share their own connections to the Gila and examine the diverse relationships people have with the first Wilderness Area. Register below for the entire series of Leopold Week events.

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Event Series Native Garden Workday

Native Garden Workday

Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country 4831 FM2673, Canyon Lake, Texas, United States

Please join us at the Heritage Museum to help maintain the Lindheimer Chapter's Demonstration Garden. Please bring water, closed toe shoes, gloves, and your favorite gardening tools. Contact Mickey Riviere at mr0752@gvtc.com or Peggy Haley at phaley@gt.rr.com to confirm the workday.

Teddi Zonker, Creating a Suburban Oasis for Pollinators, North Central Chapter Meeting

Creating a Suburban Oasis for PollinatorsWhat are the best practices for creating a suburban oasis?  Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and NPOST member Teddi Zonker will discuss the best plants to add to your landscape, the difference between host and nectar plants, and so much more!  Learn all about the synergies of butterflies, bees and birds […]

Leopold Week 2024 – Ed Yong and “An Immense World”

Human senses offer just one experience out of millions on earth. Ed Yong, award-winning journalist and author of An Immense World, will take us beyond the limitations of our human perception to better understand the wonders and wildness of our diverse planet. Register below for the entire series of Leopold Week events.

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Leopold Week 2024 – 2023-24 Future Leaders Fellows

For nine months, the Future Leaders Fellows have been immersed in the work of the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the landscape that inspired Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. Join the fellows as they reflect on growing their land ethics and look forward to the rest of their conservation careers. Register below for the entire series […]

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March 8 - 9:00am - Noon - Second Saturday Workday at Cibolo Nature Center Demonstration Gardens. Please bring work gloves, hat, water, sun and insect protection.

Our Texas Our Future at the Brauntex

Mark Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m. on your calendar for the Brauntex Theatre in downtown New Braunfels! The Lindheimer and Guadalupe chapters of NPSOT have organized a showing of five short documentary films commissioned by HEB. Click on the HEB image above for a film trailer. These films were produced by Fin & Fur Films […]

H-E-B and NPSOT Presents: an Our Texas, Our Future film series Saturday, March 9th

The Native Plant Society of Texas, in cooperation with H-E-B, is proud to present five short documentary films about Texas. These films were produced by Fin and Fur Films, the makers of Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story. After the screening, there will be a panelist discussion and audience Q&A with Dr. Sara […]

$14 – $15

Pines and Prairies NLCP Committee Meeting

Dear NLCP Committee Members,  This Monday begins our first meeting of 2024. We will meet at 7:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month on this Zoom link:  https://npsot-org.zoom.us/j/87628189964?pwd=NUdBV3ZTSzFVMjJjTnpycjlQTGRJQT09.  We're a small committee, and we don't get to see each other in person very often, so please plan to join with your camera on.  See […]

Chapter Meeting – Native Groundcovers as an Alternative to Native Turf Grasses

Kathy Saucier has been a member of NPSOT since January 1992 and is a Fellows Member. She has been with the Trinity Forks chapter since 1992 and now has dual membership with the Fredericksburg and Kerrville Chapters. Her experience includes many years of identifying natives in the field under the tutorage of Shirley Lusk (see […]

Event Series Native Garden Workday

Native Garden Workday

Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture 1370 Churchill Drive, New Braunfels, Texas, United States

Please join us at the Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture to help maintain the Lindheimer Chapter's native demonstration garden. Please bring water, closed toe shoes, gloves, and your favorite gardening tools. Contact Craig Bruska at craigbruska@hotmail.com for details and to confirm the workday.

Collin County Master Gardener Show

Be sure to save the dates of March 16 and 17th for the Collin County Master Gardener Show. The annual show is held at Myers Park in McKinney. More information is available on the website.https://ccmgatx.org/events/the-garden-show/

Event Series Beaumont Chapter Meeting

Beaumont Chapter Meeting

Tyrell Park 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, Texas

Join us for our monthly chapter meetings. You do not need to be a member to attend. We meet the 3rd Monday of each month. Meeting Location: Tyrrell Park - 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, TX 77705 We meet in the Binks Horticultural Center in the Beaumont Botanical Gardens area of the park.

NPSOT Dallas March 18, 2024 meeting with Dusty Rhoads:  “Prairie in Your Pocket – How Folks Can Restore the Texas Horned Lizard with Native Plants”

Many folks remember seeing Horned Lizards (aka “Horny Toads”) in bygone decades, including here in Dallas. This talk explores how everyday Texans can use native plants to link, increase, improve, and create populations, habitat, & food webs for the prosperity and “comeback” of the Texas Horned Lizard. Read more.... ZOOM our monthly meetings at:  https://npsot.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f20269a37974d8413fc79c831&id=12aa33f97f&e=d2e8f28b23 If […]

Plant Propagation Class

Tuesday, March 19 — Clear Lake Chapter — Hands-on Plant Propagation class at EIH. Learn how to propagate by cuttings and seeds.