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 July 21 No Meeting!
- On August 18 at 7pm: Jessica Beckham on “Urban Bumblebees in Denton County”
Summary: Bumblebees are declining worldwide in part due to the habitat changes associated with urban sprawl. However, establishing and maintaining urban green spaces may help to attenuate those declines. This presentation will discuss ongoing research about the use of urban green spaces by bumblebees in Denton County.
Speaker Bio: Jessica Beckham is a PhD student in environmental science at the University of North Texas. Her research involves a multidisciplinary approach to studying the bumblebees of northeast Texas. In particular, she is interested in finding ways that humans and bees can coexist. When she’s not stalking bees she enjoys baking cookies, taking pictures and spending time with her husband and their two year-old son.
Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas monthly meeting, 7 pm on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the upstairs ‘Guadalupe Peak’ meeting room of the Dallas REI store at 4515 LBJ Fwy, Farmers Branch (635 and Welch Rd).
- On September 15 Speaker TBA
- On October ?? Plant Sale
- 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 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.