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Native Plant Society of Texas - HOUSTON CHAPTER
2013 Executive Board and Contacts
NPSOTH Newsletters- TEXAS NATIVE TIMES
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We need your help with our outreach information/display booth. Contact dknowlespe at aol.com. Please let us know if you can help at these dates:
8. 9April 12, 2014 Earth Day Houston at Discovery Green
· Need volunteers
10. Feb. 7, 8 & 9 28th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show at Reliant Park, Hall A www.texashomeandgarden.com
· Need volunteers
11. March 28, 29 & 30 33rd Annual Houston Home Show at George R. Brown Convention Center www.texashomeandgarden.com
· Need volunteers
find other plant lists, events, seed collections opportunities and more at the Coastal Prairie Partnership Website www.coastalprairiepartnership.org
INFORMATIONPAGES.pdf Native Plant Information Pages- for printing out. updated 7/26/13
New- Native Plant Information with Hyperlinks! June2013NPSOTHoustonInformationPagesLinks.pdf
Environmental List/Calendar updated 10/25/2013
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 aol.com
NPSOT-Houston Mailing Address: P.O. Box 131254, Houston, TX 77219
Thursday, December 19 Membership Meeting, at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Memorial Park(From January to November, the Houston Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets at the Houston Arboretum www.Houstonarboretum.org)
Annual Holiday Dinner
This year we will meet Dec. 19 at 7 pm at
at 5761 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX
We would love to see you, please join us! Please RSVP to
ktart2001 at yahoo.com
Upcoming Houston Chapter Native Plant Society Meetings: Visitors are welcome at all meetings and field trips!
December 19 - Annual Holiday Dinner
January 16 - Linda Paisley: Biomimicry
Three field trips are scheduled for Spring and three for Fall. Field Trips are led by Dr. Larry Brown. We will continue to meet in the parking lot east of the Memorial Park Arboretum. We meet at the Arboretum between 8 and 8:30 AM, and depart promptly at 8:30 AM. Please contact Paul Roling for any additional inquiries: 281-353-7413 or PRoling at att.net.
Past 2013 Chapter Meetings:
January 17, 2013- Jason Singhurst, Texas Parks & Wildlife Botanist and Author, "Rare Native Plants of Texas"
February 21 - Lynn Herbert-“Native Plants in the new A Garden Book for Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast"
March 21- Jaime González, Conservation Education Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy- "Nine Natives - A New Model for Public Engagement about Native Plants?"
April 18-Annual Earth Day Celebration, with Michael Wariner, TPWD Invertebrate Biologist- "Native Bees in Texas- Needs and Management"
May 16 - Jim Blackburn, Attorney and Rice University Professor, "Natural Areas and Their Role in Disaster Preparedness"
June 20- Malcolm Vidrine, Phd., Author and Prairie Specialist "Connecting Dots: Prairies, Mussels, Mites and People"
July 18 -Stephen Brueggerhoff, Extension Specialist with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension: "Frontier Botany: Jean-Louis Berlandier and the Mexican Boundary Expedition, 1827"
August 15: Teri MacArthur -“Science in Context – Studying Nature in the Great Outdoor Classroom”
Sat., Sept. 7- Wildscapes Workshop and Native Plant Sale, at the Houston Zoo
September 19- Steve Hupp and Eric Ruckstuhl, Bayou Preservation Association -"Eradication of Invasive, Exotic Plants"
Oct. 6- Field Trip to Baytown Nature Center
October 17- Texas Native Plant Week Celebration, and a Panel Discussion on Lawther Deer Park Prairie, by Jaime Gonzalez, Jennifer Lorenz, and Donald Verser.
Oct. 17-20 NPSOT Symposium in Corpus Christi
Oct. 20 Field Trip to Barker Cypress Trail
Oct. 20- 26 Native Plant Week
Nov. 3 Field Trip to Lawther Deer Park Prairie
November 21 - Annual Social and Seed & Plant Swap