Austin Chapter meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of most months from 7:00-9:00 p.m. There is no meeting in April, July, or October; the December meeting is traditionally a potluck supper with no program.
Our meeting location is:
Administration building of the Tarrytown United Methodist Church
2601 Exposition Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703.
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Our meetings are in the administration building on the southeast corner of Greenlee and Exposition. There is parking and an elevator in the garage, which can be entered from Greenlee.
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UPCOMING EVENTS in 2017:
  • June 20, 7 p.m: Chapter Meeting with Cliff Tyllick, on Expelling Unwelcome Guests from Austin Forests.
  • July, no chapter meeting
  • Nov 3-4, TBD: NPSOT Fall Symposium in Huntsville
PAST EVENTS:
  • May 16, 7 p.m: Chapter meeting with Chris Caran, c0-author of Discovering Westcave
  • March 21, 7 p.m.: Chapter meeting with David Todd, author of The Texas Landscape Project
  • February 25: NPSOT spring symposium at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Registration is open.February 21, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting with Romey Swanson,
  • December 13, meet 6:30/eat 7:00: Pot luck dinner at Phyllis Schunck’s house.
  • November 15, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting Barbara Austin and Chris Lalich, Work on the Mueller, Southwest and Southeast Greenways
  • October 22, 9:30 a.m until 11:30 a.m: Field Trip to Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve with Paul Montgomery and Jackie O’Keefe
  • October Plant Sale at the wildflower center, Oct 14-15 – opportunities for volunteers.
  • September 20, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting Megan O’Connell, a Plant Biology student at UT Austin who will discuss plant phenology.
  • August 16, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting Cathy Downs, Monarch Project
  • June 21, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting Val Bugh, “Floral Fauna.”
  • Nature nights at the LBJ Wildflower center: Thursdays 6-9pm,  starting June 9.
  • May 17, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting with Alyssa Burgin on the “Texas Drought Project”
  • May 14, 2016,  9:00 am to Noon: Spicewood Ranch Field Trip
  • April 30: Field Trip to Green Dragon Spring with Ed Travis (see field trips tab)
  • April 16, Native Plant Swap at Mother’s Cafe and Garden (4215 Duval) organized by NWF Habitat Steward Carleen Edgar
  • April 16,  Bioblitz at Commons Ford
  • April 8-10,  Spring Plant Sale at the Wildflower Center
  • April 2-3:  Our Outreach booth at the Zilker Garden Festival
  • March 26, 9:30 a.m.: NPSOT Field Trip to Bright Leaf Preserve – see the field trip page.
  • March 15, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting witha panel and discussion on Fall Bloomers; powerpoint by Cathy Nordstrom
  • March 12, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.:  NPSOT Spring Symposium at the Wildflower Center
  • March 5:  It’s My Park Day! in Austin; for information go to the Austin Parks Foundation website
  • February 16 7 p.m.: Chapter meeting with Andrea DeLong-Amaya on Native Plants for Home Gardens.
  • January 19 7 p.m.: Chapter meeting with Marya Fowler on Landscape Design
  • January 16 9 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Field Trip to Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park
  • December 15 7 p.m.: Holiday potluck party at Phyllis’ house
  • November 17 7 p.m.: Chapter meeting with Cullen Hanks on Biodiversity in Texas
  • October 15-18: Fall Symposium at Austin with great speakers, field trips, and volunteer opportunities!
  • October 9-11: Wildflower Center Native Plant Sale
  • September 15: Chapter meeting with panel of experts on Spring Blooming Plants
  • August 18:  Chapter meeting with Dr. Karen Clarey, Texas Yuccas
  • July 21:  7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting with Bill Reiner, Forest Fauna of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
  • June 18, July 9, Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center
  • June 16, Canceled due to Tropical Storm Bill, rescheduled for July meeting.
  • May 19, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting“Two Guys Talk Trees” with certified arborists Guy LeBlanc and Jon OgdenApril 10-12:  SPRING PLANT SALE at the Wildflower Center; Thanks to everyone who volunteered or purchased!
  • March 28:  Spring Symposium all day at the Wildflower Center; register at NPSOT StateMarch 17, 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting with Meg Inglis on Small Scale Restoration
  • February 28, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.:  Pollinator Powwow at the Wildflower Center.  Register by February 24 and get free admission to the WFC, 10% off at the store, a light breakfast and a box lunch; fee, $25.  For more information go to txpollinatorpowwow-part2.weebly.com
  • February 28, 9 a.m.-noon:  Flo Oxley’s plant taxonomy class on Rosaceae CANCELLED due to Weather
  • February 17, 2015: 7 p.m.  Chapter meeting with Jim O’Donnell on Creating Abundance in Endangered Species Habitat at the Vireo Preserve
  • January 24, 2015: 9 a.m,-noon.  Flo Oxley’s Plant Taxonomy classes resume at Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Road, Rooms D206/D207—newcomers welcome!’
  • January 20, 2015: 7 p.m. Chapter meeting with Betsy Ross on Building Prairies, Lawns and Meadows with Native Plants and Soil Microbes
  • December 16, 2014: 7 p.m.:  Holiday potluck and silent auction
  • November 18, 2014: 7 p.m.:  Chapter meeting, with Meredith O’Reilly on the maintenance of native gardens
  • October 10-12, 2014: Fall Plant Sale at the Ladybird Wildflower Center; NPSOT/State Fall Symposium
  • September 16, 2014: 7 p.m.: Chapter meeting with Jane Tillman on “Deer resistant native plants”
  • September 4, 2014: Fall Habitat Steward training begins
  • August 24, 2014: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Plant rescue on Travis County’s BCP Lucas tract properties near junction of 620 and Steiner Ranch Blvd
  • September 13, 2014: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Monarch Appreciation Day at Zilker Botanical Garden—volunteers needed to assist at NPSOT/Austin’s booth
  • August 19, 2014:  Chapter meeting with the film “Green Fire”
  • June 17, 2014:  Chapter meeting with Pat Merkord
  • June 12, 2014:   Wildflower Center’s first “Nature Night”—Plants and Play—in the new Luci and Ian Family Garden
  • June 7, 2014:  Field trip with Chuck Sexton to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge to see Texabama crotons and other plants of note.  Limited to 20 people; sign up with Jackie Davis at jackietexnat@gmail.com
  • May 24, 2014:  Field Trip with Flo Oxley to see wild rice populations in San Marcos; join Flo at her favorite Mexican restaurant afterwards.  To sign up, contact Kathy Trizna at kabarrie@hotmail.com
  • May 20, 2014.:   Chapter meeting with Leslie Bush on “Ancient People, Ancient Plants, Central Texas: Things We Know and How We Know Them.”
  • April 15, 2014.:  Spring potluck and brief meeting with NPSOT/State Board members
  • March 18, 2014:  Meredith O’Reilly, Native plants for four seasons of food for wildlife
  • February 18, 2014: Greg Creacy, Post-wildfire Ecology and Restoration of Bastrop State Park
  • January 21, 2014: Stephen Scace, The native grass mixture known as HABITURF™.
  • November 19, 2013:  Bill Carr, Plants of the Eocene Sands.
  • September 17, 2013: Paul Montgomery and Meredith O’Reilly, Spring Bloomers for Central Texas.
  • June 18, 2013: Ralph Yznaga, Author, Living Witness: Historic Trees of Texas.
  • May 20, 2013: Jim Rooni, Chief Regional Forester, Texas A & M Forest Service, Bastrop Fire Recovery.
  • March 19, 2013: Cathy Nordstrom and Mike Powers (discussion hosts), Fall Bloomers—Care & Feeding.
  • February 19, 2013: Minnette Marr, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Adventures with Native Plant Enthusiasts: Establishing the Best Little Seed Bank in Texas.
  • January 15, 2013: Michael Warriner, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bumblebees of Texas.
  • November 20, 2012: Lynne and Jim Weber, authors, on Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland.
  • September 18, 2012:  Lisa O’Donnell, Senior Biologist for the City of Austin’s Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, spoke on History of Juniper-Oak Woodlands in the Central Texas Landscape.
  • August 21, 2012: Fall BloomersCare and Feeding. Roundtable discussion of spring-blooming plants hosted by Paul Montgomery,  compiled by Mike Powers and with a slideshow by Cathy Nordstrom.
  • June 19, 2012: Video presentation: Wildflowers: Seeds of History produced by Austin public television station KLRU.
  • May 15, 2012: Spring BloomersCare and Feeding. Roundtable discussion of spring-blooming plants hosted by Mike Powers with slideshow by Cathy Nordstrom.
  • March 20, 2012: Sean Compton, landscape architect, presented Williamson County’s Protocol for Sustainable Roadsides.
  • February 21, 2012: David Matthews, teacher at Small Middle School, presented How to Get Kids Interested in Plants.
  • January 17, 2012: Dale Rye, former Williamson County Attorney presented Low Impact Development: Bringing Conservation and Conservatives Together.
  • November 15, 2011: Val Bugh, naturalist and photographer, will present Floral Fauna, a survey of tiny critters living within local native floral habitat.
  • October 18, 2011: Jared Pyka, of the Native Texas Nursery, presents Native Plant Propagation.
  • September 20, 2011: Chuck Sexton, wildlife biologist, will present Energy Flow in the Landscape, a fun, non-technical exploration of how Mother Nature harnesses energy to organize…and disorganize…herself.
  • August 16, 2011: Mary Collins Blackman, curator of Austin’s Elizabet Ney Museum, will present an overview of their landscape-restoration project:  “Elizabet Ney’s Formosa, 1892-1907, A Native Landscape Dream.”
  • June 21, 2011:   Beyrl Armstrong, of Plateau Ecological Management Services, presents: “Managing Land to the New Realities of Global Climate Change.”  This meeting was preceded at 6:00 p.m. by a gathering of the Rare Plant Rebels (rare plant & seed exchange group).
  • May 17, 2011: Andrea DeLong-Amaya &  Sean Watson, both of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, present “Lesser-Known, Garden-WorthyNative Plants” respresenting some of the recent success stories they’ve had at the Wildflower Center.
  • May 14, 2011: Fieldtrip to central Austin urban restoration projects Willowbrook Reach and Mueller Prairie.
  • Mar. 15, 2011: Steven Schwartzman wows us with his photography in “The World of Nature in Central Texas.”
  • Feb. 15, 2011: Dr. Monica Swartz, Director of the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve and Assoc. Prof. at St. Edward’s University, presents “Rare Native Plant Conservation at Home–A Radical Proposal.”
  • Jan. 18, 2011: Dr. Wendy Gordon, biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, presents “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Texas.”
  • Dec. 14, 2010: Winter Social, Silent Auction and Potluck
  • Nov. 16, 2010: Dr. Damon Waitt, Senior Botanist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, presents “Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus – Invasive Species and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.”
  • No Chapter Meeting in October: Like April, October is another super busy month. Don’t miss the two annual events:
  • Oct. 9-10, 2010: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Plant Sale — Austin, Texas. WFC members can shop early on the 8th.
  • Oct. 7-10, 2010: NPSOT State Symposium, 30th Anniversary year — Denton, Texas
  • Sept. 21, 2010: Kelly Bender, biologist, author and urban wildlife expert presents “Texas Wildscaping: Attracting Native Wildlife with Native Texas Plants.”
  • Aug. 17, 2010: Naturalists, writers, and photographers Brian and Shirley Loflin present “Texas Cacti.” Sale of their book Texas Cacti and signing to follow the presentation.
  • No Chapter Meeting in July: The plants are hibernating and so are we!
  • June 15, 2010: Jason Singhurst, botanist and plant ecologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife on “Herbaceous Seepage Slopes and Bogs of the West Gulf Coastal Plain
  • May 18, 2010:  Mark Klym, Info Specialist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., presents “Hummingbirds of Texas and their Preferred Habitat Components.”
  • April 11-12, 2010:  Plant sale at the Wildflower Center
  • April 12, 2010:  Plant Walk at Brodie Wild
  • Mar. 16, 2010: “Easy-to-Grow Native Wildflowers.” NPSOT Austin members’ selection of the 26 easiest and showiest wildflowers to grow in our central Texas gardens.  Powerpoint and audience participation.
  • Feb. 16, 2010: Dr. Patricia Richardson, Research Fellow at UT’s Dept. of Integrative Biology, presents “Rainbow Soils:  Managing for the Ultimate in Soil Quality.”
  • Jan. 19, 2010: David Bezanson, North/East Texas Program Mgr., The Nature Conservancy, presented “Rare Plant Communities in Texas.”
  • Nov 2009: Eleanor McKinney – Green Roofs
  • Sep 2009: Dan Hosage – Landscaping for Drought and Wetland Plants
  • Aug 2009: Denise Delaney – Grow Green Austin!
  • Jun 2009: Jill Nokes – Austin Parks Foundation projects
  • May 2009: Jack Neff – Native Texas bees
  • Mar 2009: Matt T urner: Remarkable Plants of Texas
  • Feb 2009: Bob Ayres: Shield Ranch:  Bullets, Hooves, Caterpillars and Pyrotechnics:  A Roughshod Approach to Rangeland Restoration
  • Jan 2009: Sultan Quedensley: PhD Student, Plant Biology, UT: Central Texas Lichens
  • Nov 2008: Tim Fennell:  Prairie Birds of Central Texas
  • Sep 2008: David Mahler: The Ferns of Texas and Their Place in the North American Flora
  • Aug 2008: Mike Quinn:  Butterfly Behavior and Caterpillar Conduct:  Butterfly Life History as Seen Through the Monarch and Its Relatives
  • Jun 2008: Gardening Panel:  Cathy Nordstrom; Andrea DeLong-Amaya; David Heberling
  • May 2008: Mike Powell: Prof. Emer. Sul Ross State Univ.:   Some Special Cacti of Texas
  • Apr 2008: [Pot luck social:   Wild Basin]
  • Mar 2008: Bill Carr: Botanist for TNC:  Rare Plants of Texas
  • Feb 2008: Sue Wiseman: Pres. CAMN:  SINS:  Substitutes for Invasive Non-Natives
  • Jan 2008:  Film:  America’s Lost Landscape:  The Tallgrass Prairie
  • Nov 2007: Katie Hansen:  UT Sch. of Biological Sciences:  Native Passionflowers
  • Sep 2007: Andrea Delong Amaya: Wildflower Center:  Fun Gardening with Native Plants
  • Aug 2007: Pat & Dale Bulla:  Creating Backyard Habitat:  [Substituted for:  Rich Zarria: Sales Mgr., Texas Native Nursery: Plant Propagation
  • Jun 2007: Susan Rieff:  Wildflower Center:  Current Happenings and Future Plans
  • May 2007: Jon Brandt:  Master Naturalist and geoscientist:  Native Soils of Central Texas
  • Apr 2007: [Pot luck social:   Molly & Jon Ogden’s house]
  • Mar 2007: Paul Domaruk:  TreeFolks Inc.:  Planting Shade Trees in Austin [Substituted for Scott Harris]
  • Feb 2007: Steve Schwartzman: Austin NPSOT:   Native Plant Photography
  • Jan 2007: [Cancelled – ice storm]
  • Nov 2006: Jane Tillman: CAMN:  Wildlife Habitats and NWF Certification
  • Sep 2006: Brian & Shirley Loflin:  Grasses of the Texas Hill Country
  • Aug 2006: Panel discussion:  care & maintenance of native plants
  • Jun 2006: [Pot luck social – Wild Basin]
  • May 2006: Kelly Bender:  TPWD Biologist and Author:  Urban issues and ecology.
  • Apr 2006: Mike Powers:  Wild Basin:  Tails from the Trails – anecdotes & stories from 25 yrs
  • Mar 2006: Dr. Bob Harms:  Texas Barberry
  • Feb 2006: Dr. Norma Fowler:  UT Sch. of Biological Sciences:  Ecology of the Edwards Plateau
  • Jan 2006: Dr. Matt Turner:  Ethnobotany of Hill Country Plants
  • Nov 2005: Jason Spangler:  NPAT:  Tallgrass Prairies
  • Sep 2005: Dr. B. L. Turner:  UT Sch. of Biological Sciences:  Fall Composites
  • Aug 2005: Jon Ogden:  Arborist:  Pruning Trees
  • Jun 2005: [Pot luck social – Pat & Dale Bulla]
  • May 2005: Andrea Delong-Amaya:  Wildflower Center: Water Gardening with Natives

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