Guadalupe County Native Plant Society
The Native Plant Society of Texas promotes the conservation and use of native Texas plants through education, outreach, practice and example.
The Guadalupe County Chapter holds monthly meetings with guest speakers on native plants and habitats, and the birds, bugs and butterflies that need them. Everyone is welcome!
The chapter also makes field trips to native plant sites; creates and maintains native plant gardens; and takes part in events that promote the use of native plants.
Upcoming News and Events
Guadalupe County Chapter Presents
Prairie Restoration in Texas
Walter Stewart, a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University in physics and chemistry, worked for many years as a research physicist at the National Institute of Health. While at the NIH he won fame by fearlessly exposing misconduct among other researchers – and he won infamy by refusing to mow his lawn.
Now retired to Austin, Stewart and his wife have spent eight years restoring 20 ordinary acres to a natural prairie that is now home to 380 native species. While urbanization has drastically diminished our natural areas, Stewart proves that ‘pocket prairies,’ even if surrounded by urban development, are feasible, educational, environmentally essential, and beautiful besides.
For more about his battle to clean up bad research, see the interview in the February 1989 issue of OMNI magazine at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B88DH9qxrie-bjhtXzFkekJaR1k/edit
Tuesday May 12 2015, 7:00 PM
St John Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX
Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are welcome.
There is a plant / seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00PM.
Directions to St John Lutheran Church: From FM 78 turn south on FM 465. The church is just past Marion Middle School on the right. From IH 10 go north on FM 465 toward Marion; the church is on the left.