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Native Plant Society of Texas - HOUSTON CHAPTER




2014 Executive Board and Coordinators






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Winter (Nov-Dec-Jan) deadline Oct. 10

Spring (Feb-March-April) deadline Jan. 10

Summer (May-June-July) deadline Apr. 10

Fall (Aug-Sept-Oct) deadline July 10

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 2014 Programs & Meetings

  • Watson Preserve Workdays:  Contact Pauline pollytx1 (at)

  • Houston Zoo Native Garden Workdays: Contact Sally at sowise at

  • Plant Propagation Committee, 2nd Thursday mornings, contact Lan at shen.gcmn (at)

Plant Lists

Lawther Deer Park Prairie

find other plant lists, events, seed collections opportunities and more at the Coastal Prairie Partnership Website

INFORMATIONPAGES.pdf Native Plant Information Pages- for printing out. updated 7/26/13

Native Plant Information with Hyperlinks! June2013NPSOTHoustonInformationPagesLinks.pdf

 Environmental List/Calendar updated 2/20/2014


Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help with our outreach information/display booth. Contact dknowlespe at Please let us know if you can help at these dates: 

 Get Volunteer Hours, Have fun!

a)    Sat., Apr. 26 Kemah Boardwalk Bay Day - NPSOT/MN info booth?

b)     Sat., Apr. 26 NPSOT  Spring Symposium at the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin  - NPSOT/MN info booth

Wildscapes Workshop 2013 (Past) Registration Form

Wildscapes Workshop 2014- Sept. 13 at the Houston Zoo's Brown Education Center

Please let us know what other information you'd like to see on our website! dknowlespe at

NPSOT-Houston Mailing Address: P.O. Box 131254, Houston, TX 77219

Thursday, May 15 Membership Meeting  at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Memorial Park at 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024

  7:00 pm     Meet, Social Time, Refreshments

       7:30 pm    Speaker: Lisa Gray, Reporter

"Greening the Media" 

Note: Before the meeting, we may have a 5:45 pm Memorial Park Prairie evening walk.  We will look for plants, birds, butterflies, and moths. We will meet at 5:45 in the parking lot south of the pedestrian bridge.  We will begin our walk at 5:50.  We will probably head south so anyone who comes late should look towards the bayou first.   Wear close-toed shoes as we may get off the road.  Bring your binoculars, a camera, bug spray, and water.  We will be back at the parking lot about 7pm.

 We will have refreshments and door prizes and would love to see you there!

From January to November, the Houston Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets at the Houston Arboretum


Upcoming Houston Chapter Native Plant Society Meetings:  Visitors are welcome at all meetings and field trips!


Saturday, April 26, NPSOT Spring Symposium at the LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. Dr. Douglas Tallamy will speak: Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where he has authored 80 research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect ecology and other courses for 32 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book “Bringing Nature Home; How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. Doug was awarded the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence in 2013. More details at

NPSOTH Field Trips

Three field trips are scheduled for Spring and three for Fall.

Native Plant Society of Texas 2014 Fall Field Trips.pdf

Spring Field Trips 2014 Native Plant Society of Texas- Houston Chapter

Three field trips are scheduled in Spring and Fall.  All field trips are on Sundays and led by Dr. Larry Brown.  We will continue to meet in the parking lot (GPS coordinates 29.767315  -95.447826, see notes below about GPS coordinates) east of the Memorial Park Arboretum.  Please wear appropriate footwear for walking through wet or dry fields, bring drinking water, bug spray, and a lunch if you like.  If the weather is drizzling rain, we proceed, but if it is a gully-washer, we still gather at the parking lot east of the Memorial Park Arboretum and then cancel. We meet at the parking lot east of the Memorial Park Arboretum between 8 and 8:30 AM, and depart promptly at 8:30 AM.  Please contact Paul Roling for information: PRoling(at) or 281-353-7413.

If anyone wants to be added to the NPSOT field trip e-mail list, send an e-mail to requesting to be added to the list.  E-mail reminders are sent out about a week before each trip.