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NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

Chapter Board Meeting

A Zoom link will be sent to all members prior to the meeting.

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

P&P Board Meeting

All members are invited to attend. Advanced registration is required. Attachments were included in the September 4, 2023, email from President McConnell. Agenda:Call to orderRoll call for a quorumMinutes of the July 24, 2023, Board meeting (attached)--Carolyn Worsham.  Vote to accept.Report of the President--Gail McConnell- Please take a shift at the Home and Garden Show, Sept […]

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable document links. Please be prepared to follow the Visitor's Executive Meeting Protocol.

Q1 State Board Meeting

Online State Board Zoom MeetingSaturday, February 3, 20239 am - 1 pm (come as early as 8:30 am) Every Society member is welcome. Voting members include chapter presidents (or their voting representatives), state-level executive officers and state standing committee chairs. Agenda items -may be submitted to chapter presidents, state level executive officers, committee chairs, the Executive Director, […]

April Leadership Meeting

Chapter Leadership meeting: our officers will meet from 6pm - 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Let me know and I will send you the meeting invitation. Our Chapter Leadership consists of: Roberto Gaitan - PresidentEva Ryan - Vice PresidentMaki House - TreasurerJames Grizzard - SecretaryDevin Johnston - Membership ChairRichard Blanton - Communications Chair Anyone […]

April NPSOT-Houston Board Meeting

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the native plant mission. Anyone is welcome to attend our board meetings on zoom for the fun and rewarding work that goes into our various projects.

Q2 State Board Meeting – May 4

Chapter members are welcome, but not everyone may vote. Voting members include chapter presidents, executive officers, and state standing committee chairs. Native Plant Society of Texas members receive an email with a registration link about one week prior to the State Board meeting. Please watch for it and come to the meeting!

May Leadership Meeting

Chapter Leadership meeting: our officers will meet from 6pm - 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Let me know and I will send you the meeting invitation. Our Chapter Leadership […]

June Leadership Meeting

Chapter Leadership meeting: our officers will meet from 6pm - 7pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Let me know and I will send you the meeting invitation. Our Chapter Leadership consists of: Roberto Gaitan - PresidentEva Ryan - Vice PresidentMaki House - TreasurerJames Grizzard - SecretaryDevin Johnston - Membership ChairRichard Blanton - Communications Chair Anyone […]

Pines and Prairies Board Meeting

Zoom Link for meeting: https://npsot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpc-CuqDguGNUbrBJdLpfsumT0vT_Ic9Z2#/registration Agenda

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About the Region

New Braunfels, the location of our Fall 2024 Symposium, straddles both the Edwards Plateau Ecoregion and the Blackland Prairie ecoregion. Interstate 35 divides the city of New Braunfels; its path through the city closely parallels the boundary of these two ecoregions, with the Edwards Plateau on the west side and the Blackland Prairies region to the east. The Edwards Plateau area is also called the Hill Country; however, this general term covers a much larger area extending farther north. Spring-fed creeks are found throughout the region; deep limestone canyons, rivers, and lakes (reservoirs) are common. Ashe juniper is perhaps the most common woody species found throughout the region. Additional woody species include various species of oak, with live oak (Quercus fusiformis) being the most common. Sycamores (Platanus occidentalis) and bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) border waterways. This area is well known for its spring wildflower displays, though they may be viewed in spring, late summer, and fall, as well. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, average annual rainfall in the Edwards Plateau ranges from 15 to 34 inches.

The Blackland Prairie extends from the Red River south to San Antonio, bordered on the west by the Edwards Plateau and the Cross Timbers, and on the east by the Post Oak Savannah. Annual rainfall averages 30 to 40 inches, with higher averages to the east. This region is dominated by prairie species. The most common grass species include little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) in the uplands and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in the riparian areas and drainages. Common herbaceous flowering plants include salvias, penstemons, and silphiums. This area has suffered greatly from overgrazing and agricultural use. Few intact areas remain, though many of the plants can be found along county roadsides throughout the region.

Our four host chapters (New Braunfels, Lindheimer, Guadalupe, and the Hill Country chapters) are located in one or both of the ecoregions above. However, the eastern portion of Guadalupe County also falls within the Post Oak Savanna ecoregion. Annual rainfall averages 35 to 45 inches, with higher averages to the east. A wide variety of hardwood trees are found, including several species of oaks, elms, and in the Bastrop area, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Grasses and forbs dominate in the open savannas, with most common grass being little bluestem. Ranching, agriculture, and fire suppression have allowed woody species to encroach on the once-open savannas.

Source: Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason