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Second Saturday Workday, Boerne Chapter

Second Saturday Workday 9:00am-Noon, Cibolo Nature Center Demonstration Gardens. Please bring hat, work gloves, water, sunscreen, insect repellent.

Seed Propagation Class – Clear Lake

Clear Lake Chapter - Seed Propagation class taught by Martha Richeson and Marty Shows at EIH. A UHCL parking permit is necessary.

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 […]

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 […]

Outreach: Eco Fest

This family-friendly event will feature classes and exhibits on sustainability with a focus on how easy it is to be more eco-friendly right here at home.

Outreach: Parks for Pollinators

Join us at the nature center to learn all about native plants and pollinators and how you can become a pollinator champion and help them on their life journeys.

September Lindheimer Chapter Meeting

Weston Neiman from Native American Seed presentation "Starting From Seed".  Everything about seeds has a bearing on their main purpose, to insure the continuation of life. Without plants, life as […]

Effective Landscape: Use of Native Plants

Puzzled about how to plan your landscape using native plants? Are they differentfrom the non-native plants you are used to? Join us to learn some basiclandscaping “rules” that will help […]

Pines and Prairies September In-Person Chapter Meeting

What: Chapter In-Person MeetingWhen: Wednesday, 20 Sept 2023 (5:30-6:15pm Pot-Luck dinner; 6:15-7:00pm Plant SwapWhere: 9020 Airport Road, Conroe, Tx 77303 Please join us!  Guests are welcome! Meeting Description:  We are […]

Chapter Leader Forum: How to Conduct a Successful Plant Rescue

Presenter: Ashley Landry, Williamson County ChapterWhen: Thursday, September 21, 2023 (Third Thursday) 12 - 1 pm This presentation is open to all Society members. Please join us! OverviewAshley Landry has hosted numerous plant […]

Nature Walk – September 21

In lieu of a regular presentation at our monthly meeting, Please join us at 6:45 pm on Thursday, September 21 (3rd Thursday) at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center for a walk through the Arboretum grounds. We will observe plants along the trails. We will gather in the room and have light snacks.

Williamson County Fall 2023 Native Plant Sale-Online Only

NPSOT-Williamson County Chapter's Fall 2023 Native Plant Sale is ONLINE ONLY. Purchase plants online for one week starting at 12:00AM on Friday morning, September 22, 2023, until 11:59PM on Thursday […]

Wildscapes Workshop & Native Plant Sale – September 23

Join us for an educational event, nature book sale, silent auction, and local plant sale. This year our speakers will discuss some of the most under-appreciated garden guests in our wildscapes: wasps, amphibians, and spiders.

Growing Texas Wildflowers

Presented by Deedy Wright, 9 am to 10:30 am, Headwaters at the Comal, 333 E. Klingemann, New Braunfels, TX 78130  You must register for the class here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/headwaters

September Chapter Meeting – Deedy Wright

"Native Plants in Chapter Fall Plant Sale", presented by Deedy Wright;  Social 5:45 pm, Business 6:15 pm, Program at 6:30 pm at New Braunfels Public library meeting room. Zoom link and […]

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 […]

Fall Plant Sale

Carol Childres and Helen Cappozelli will co-chair the Pines and Prairies Fall Plant Sale which will be held in conjunction with The Woodlands Landscaping Solutions event on Saturday, September 30, […]

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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