The Dallas Chapter holds monthly meetings open to the general public with guest speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats; maintains demonstration gardens at several sites in the Metroplex; and sponsors such other events as may come up that promote the use or awareness of native plants.
Upcoming News and Events
- On September 15 at 7pm: Matt White on “Prairie Time. A Brief Blackland Prairie Environmental History”
This presentation discusses the flora and fauna of the once vast Texas Blackland Prairie along with the appeal it held for settlers. It also includes the link between the richness of the soil and the richness of the region today, which came at the expense of the flora and fauna. In short, the rich black soil of the Blackland Prairie was Texas' first black gold.
Matt White teaches American History at Paris Junior College in Greenville. A product of Blackland Prairie people he has written two books interpreting the flora and fauna of the region. The first, The Birds of Northeast Texas in 2002 was followed in 2006 by Prairie Time (both Texas A&M University Press). He lives near Campbell where he and his wife are raising their children.
Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas monthly meeting, 7 pm on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd).
- On October 4 Plant Sale at Lakeside Farmer's Market @ Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218
- On October 16 - 19 NPSOT State Symposium in Texarkana
- On October 20 No Meeting!
- On November 17 Potluck
- On December 15 No Meeting!
Past News and Events
- On August 18 Jessica Beckham talked about “Urban Bumblebee in Denton County”
- On June 16 Barney Lipscomb talked about “Discovering Texas’ Botanical Heritage – Past, Present & Future”
- On May 19 Jo Ann Collins talked about “Fort Worth Prairie Park”
- On April 21 Malinda Slagle talked about "Adapting the Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) to North Texas: Challenges and Rewards"
- On March 17 Dr. Gary O. Dick spoke on work conducted in the Trinity River wetlands.
- On February 17 Carole Clark spoke on "Onions of the DFW Metroplex Area"
- On February 15 Our chapter visited the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. (see more)
- On January 20 Randy Johnson spoke on "Native Plants: Ancient solutions for Modern Problems"
- On October 5, 2013 Our chapter had a plant sale at White Rock Lake Local Market
- On September 16, 2013 UTA Professor Laura Gough talked about “Effects of Global Change on Arctic Plants and Our Native Prairies”
- On August 19, 2013 North Texas Master Naturalists Jim Shouse and Dana Wilson spoke on plant species that are invasive to the Dallas-Fort Worth region
Become a member or learn more about the Native Plant Society of Texas by visiting our organization's home page.