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February 2023 Austin Chapter Meeting

Please join us at our chapter meeting to welcome Blake Hendon, a Wildlife Biologist from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Hill Country District / Wildlife Division. He’ll be presenting about his experiences and perspectives on managing for native plants and native plant communities through private lands consulting. For a great historical perspective on Hill Country Wildlife […]

NPSOT Spring Symposium 2023

When: Saturday, February 25 Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, South Austin, TX This year’s event will take place at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin on Saturday February 25. The cost is $50 for NPSOT and LBJWC members and $65 for non-members. A light breakfast, box lunch, and full access to […]

Volunteer to help with NICE Event April 22 and 23

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS We will be hosting a NICE event at Barton Springs Nursery, April 22 and 23. Let us know if you would like to help with setup and to spend the day promoting the native plants at the nursery and helping customers choose the right plant for their landscape. Click on this link […]

Native Prairie Association of Texas: Dowell Ranch Volunteer Day

Starting this year, NPSOT Austin will be collaborating with NPAT to promote Texas native plants and restoration of native prairies. As part of that collaboration we would like to encourage our members to participate in NPAT work days. Join us for volunteer projects on NPAT’s Dowell Ranch Preserve. We will be working on various restoration […]

Plant Rescue: Swamp Milkweed

Thanks to each of you for your interest in the swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) rescue. It’s scheduled for Sunday afternoon from 1:00-4:00. The property is about 90 minutes north of central Austin, between Lampasas and Gatesville near the town of Adamsville. I will send directions, a map and my cell number on Saturday afternoon to […]

Native Plant Sale Spring 2023

We're excited to announce that NPSOT Austin's Spring Native Plant sale is happening at 10am on Saturday, March 25th! More details will be posted on our Plant Sale page as they become available. If you are interested in volunteering or in donating plants please email volunteerNPSOTaustin@gmail.com or Click here for the Spring 2023 Google Form.

Social for Native Plant Enthusiasts!

You’re invited to enjoy the company of other native plant enthusiasts at a morning social. Bring questions about the native plants you have and the ones you’re dreaming of. We’ll meet at Meanwhile Brewing in South Austin. They serve coffee & tea and there will be several food trucks. We’ll meet in the large outdoor […]

Field Trip: Plant Walk and Lunch at Dowel Ranch – Members Only

Native Prairies Association of Texas  is holding a plant walk on its 150 acre Dowell Ranch property.  We will gather for lunch after the walk. Please bring a bag lunch and beverages will be provided. On June 30, 2021 the Estate of Caroline Dowell donated the 150-acre Dowell Ranch to NPAT. The donation of land […]

National Volunteer Appreciation Week – “United We Serve”

NLCP class, plant walk   National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society's greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. It takes place every April during Global Volunteer Month.         NPSOT Austin […]

April 2023 Austin Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our Chapter meeting. This event is open to the public. The meeting site will open for socializing at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7:00, followed by announcements. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the chapter, please stick around for the business meeting so you can meet […]

Earth Day – Invest in Our Planet

Check out this website to see how you can make a difference:  https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2023/ Climate Literacy End Plastics Plant Trees Vote Earth Global Cleanup Sustainable Fashion    

RESCHEDULED new date TBA – NICE Partner Event – Barton Springs Nursery

*** Stay tuned for a new date! *** Barton Springs Nursery and NPSOT Austin are holding an on-site event to encourage Austinites to include native plants in their gardens this Spring. We invite you to join us to learn why native plants are important and help you choose plants that would work best in your […]

Green Fest – Waterloo Greenway

NPOST Austin is hosting a table at this event to help promote Earth Day. Stop by and say hi to Clarence Reed who is on our Advocacy Committee. Click here for event details: https://waterloogreenway.org/events/green-fest-2023/

City of Cedar Park Proclamation Honoring Ashe Juniper Trees for Arbor Day

The Cedar Park Mayor has asked Elizabeth McGreevy to accept an Arbor Day proclamation on April 27th at 7 pm. Elizabeth has invited NPSOT members to attend.  She is a NPSOT Austin member and author of Wanted! Mountain Cedars Dead or Alive Elizabeth included a note from the Mayor: "At our next council meeting, Thursday […]

City Nature Challenge 2023: Greater Austin

Help Austin complete globally by joining the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 28 - May 1! You can […]

National Arbor Day

Mexican Plum Inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees Since 1972 the Arbor Day Foundation has planted trees to take on some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. Things like climate change, food insecurity, natural disasters, urban heat islands, and more. With a strong network of global partners, a science-based approach, and […]

Field Trip: Shield Ranch

Join us for a Field Trip to Shield Ranch in Dripping Springs. At Shield Ranch, stewarding and protecting the Hill Country ecosystem is their solemn purpose. Located 18 miles southwest of downtown Austin, it's a 6,400-acre historic district and protected wildland. It is home to a mosaic of habitats, a diverse community of native plants and […]

May 2023 Austin Chapter Meeting – Mycology 101: All Mushrooms are Magic

Join our monthly meeting on May 16th for a presentation by Angel Schatz, a member of the Central Texas Mycological Society Leadership Circle. Learn the basics of mycology and how fungi is entangled in all parts of our life. This program covers how fungi benefits our entire ecosystem, our health and more. Learn about the […]

Field Trip: Parks Springs Cemetery

Please join us on this walk with botanist Bill Carr through a beautiful example of a Post Oak forest that is adjacent to the Parks Springs Cemetery. Location: Parks Springs Cemetery 18415 Lockwood Rd. Manor, TX 78653 Driving directions: Take FM 969 east past I 130. Turn left on Taylor Lane; go about 4.6 miles […]

Dowell Ranch 2nd Saturday Volunteer Day Rain Date

I just wanted to give you a heads up that the regular volunteer day was planned for this Saturday, May 13. However the forecast is looking very rainy. That's great news for the property, but I won't force y'all to get out in it! The rain date for this month is Saturday May 20 from 9 […]

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and Garden Tour – Invitation Only

This event is by invitation only.  If you have volunteered at any of our events this year, and have not received an Evite, please accept our apologies, and let us know at austin.npsot@gmail.com so we can add you to the guest list. so we can include you in the list

NLCP Level 1 Class – Introduction to Native Landscapes

Summary Learn about the benefits of native plants, desirable plants for your area and design considerations for your landscape. NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants in the region in which they are taught. NOTE: This class involves a Zoom presentation and in-person plant walk at Ladybird Johnson Wildflower […]

City of Austin Pollinator Week

Join the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Public Library for Pollinator Week June 19 through June 25. The Bee City Austin celebration will include pollinator talks, a night walk and other activities. Bee City Presentation Wednesday, June 14, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.Old Quarry Branch of the Library, 7051 Village Center Dr. Delicate Balance Exhibit: […]

Event Series NPSOT Growing Area Project

NPSOT Austin Growing Area Project, 4th Saturday Workdays

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We have started a new collaboration with the Native Prairie Association of Texas, on their 150 acre Dowell Ranch Preserve. In return for allowing us to hold our plant sales and store equipment, we will assist with their prairie restoration. Part of these activities will be to grow native plants that can be used for […]

Event Series NPSOT Growing Area Project

NPSOT Austin Growing Area Project, 4th Saturday Workdays

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We have started a new collaboration with the Native Prairie Association of Texas, on their 150 acre Dowell Ranch Preserve. In return for allowing us to hold our plant sales and store equipment, we will assist with their prairie restoration. Part of these activities will be to grow native plants that can be used for […]

NPAT Dowell Ranch 2nd Saturday Volunteer Day – Cancelled due to heat

Starting this year, NPSOT Austin will be collaborating with NPAT to promote Texas native plants and restoration of native prairies. As part of that collaboration we would like to encourage our members to participate in NPAT work days.Join us for volunteer projects on NPAT’s Dowell Ranch Preserve. We will be working on various restoration projects […]

August 2023 Austin Chapter Meeting – Native Prairie Association of Texas: Dowell Ranch Prairie Restoration – August 15

  Please join us for our August Chapter meeting with our guest speaker Kirsti Harms. Kirsti Harms, Executive Director of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a longtime Austinite. She served on NPAT board leadership from 2008 to 2017. After retiring from her day job at the Texas Department of Transportation’s Travel Information […]

Event Series NPSOT Growing Area Project

NPSOT Austin Growing Area Project, 4th Saturday Workdays, Cancelled due to heat.

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We have started a new collaboration with the Native Prairie Association of Texas, on their 150 acre Dowell Ranch Preserve. In return for allowing us to hold our plant sales and store equipment, we will assist with their prairie restoration. Part of these activities will be to grow native plants that can be used for […]

Fall Native Plant Sale – Austin

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

Visit our plant sale page for more information.

NPAT Dowell Ranch Prairie Potluck and Ranch Tour

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We'd like to invite volunteers and friends of NPAT's Dowell Ranch to a Prairie Potluck on Saturday, October 14th, from 11am - 2pm. We'll have a ranch tour/fall wildlife walk starting at 11 am, followed by a casual potluck and grill out for lunch. We'll also talk about some upcoming volunteer opportunities. Should be a fun day, and […]

Event Series NPSOT Growing Area Project

NPSOT Austin Growing Area Project, 4th Saturday Workdays

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We have started a new collaboration with the Native Prairie Association of Texas, on their 150 acre Dowell Ranch Preserve. In return for allowing us to hold our plant sales and store equipment, we will assist with their prairie restoration. Part of these activities will be to grow native plants that can be used for […]

Texas Arbor Day

Join Texas A&M Forestry Service in celebrating Texas Arbor Day. The theme this year is "If trees could talk – what would they say?" Join us on Texas Arbor Day to learn all the ways trees enrich our lives and support our environment. To find out more information about the activities please look at the […]

NPSOT Fall Symposium 2023

The NPSOT 2023 Fall Symposium is coming to Nacogdoches, Texas! This year’s event will take place at the historic Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center and will focus on conserving plants native to the Pineywoods Ecoregion of East Texas. For more information, and to sign up to attend in person or virtually, please see the NPSOT […]

November 2023 Chapter Meeting – Williamson County’s Native Plant Rescue Project

*** This meeting is on the second Tuesday of November, instead of the third as we typically do. *** Please join us for our November Chapter meeting with guest speaker Ashley Landry. The Native Plant Rescue Project of Williamson County has hosted over 45 plant rescues and rescued over 225 species of native plants since […]

Event Series NPSOT Growing Area Project

NPSOT Austin Growing Area Project, 4th Saturday Workdays – Cancelled due to holidays

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We have started a new collaboration with the Native Prairie Association of Texas, on their 150 acre Dowell Ranch Preserve. In return for allowing us to hold our plant sales and store equipment, we will assist with their prairie restoration. Part of these activities will be to grow native plants that can be used for […]

Event Series NPSOT Growing Area Project

NPSOT Austin Growing Area Project, 4th Saturday Workdays – Cancelled due to holidays

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

We have started a new collaboration with the Native Prairie Association of Texas, on their 150 acre Dowell Ranch Preserve. In return for allowing us to hold our plant sales and store equipment, we will assist with their prairie restoration. Part of these activities will be to grow native plants that can be used for […]

Event Series Austin Chapter Meeting

Native Riparian Vegetation Beneficial for Holding Together Creeks and Rivers in Texas – May 21 Austin Chapter Meeting

Our guest speaker this month is Ricky Linex. His presentation is a virtual creek walk across Texas identifying riparian plants found in different regions of the state.  Native plants in riparian areas across the state of Texas will be shown and discussed.  Plants are what hold the creeks and rivers together and we need to […]