Kathy Ward receives Standing Up for Natives (SUN) Award!

The Boerne Chapter presents the SUN award as a way to recognize individuals in our community who defend native plants and plant habitats through example or education. This year’s recipient, as well as those before her, has devoted countless hours to advocating for native plants. Read more about Kathy and previous SUN recipients here.

‘Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home” Movie

This Wednesday, October 26th
6:30-8pm at Morningside Ministries at Menger Springs


Like the link? Want to see the whole movie? Get engaged with nature! Join us on October 26th at Morningside Ministries to see how you can restore our wonderful native habitat.

Native Plant Society of Texas- Boerne Chapter and Morningside Ministries
Hometown Habitat is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Entomologist Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures, on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss provides the narrative thread throughout Hometown Habitat. The message: “We can change the notion that humans are here and nature is some place else. It doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t be that way.” Each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of earth.
Advance Registration Required Registration & Information: npsotboerne@gmail.com
Cost: None

NPSOT – Boerne to host NLCP Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes

The Native Plant Society of Texas created the Native Landscape Certification Program in order to encourage a migration of Texans back to nature that will reap priceless benefits for our families, environment, and economy.
The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a series of day-long classes that teaches best practices for native plant landscaping – including wildlife habitat gardening. Each class consists of an indoor training session and a 2-hour outdoor plant walk. We show you native plants in their natural habitat, illustrating their use in the landscape. You will also see common invasive plants in natural areas. In each level you are presented 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 invasive plants to avoid.
Targeted audiences include homeowners, native plant enthusiasts, landscape architects, architects, landscape designers, plant nursery employees, maintenance workers, park employees, Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, teachers, and more.
The Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will be hosting the Level 1 “Introduction to Native Landscapes” class on September 24, 2016. Details can be found here.

Youth Native Plant Workshops Planned

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Five workshops are scheduled to assist students in identification and photographing of native plants.   Following a short educational program we will take a hike and identify plants in their natural settings.  Don’t forget your camera. We recommend closed toe shoes, hat and sunscreen.


March 26, 2016  10am to 2pm, Cibolo Nature Center Spring Festival @ Herff Farm – Ages 6 to 18
April 12, 2016  1:30pm to 2:30pm, Cibolo Nature Center Pavilion, Home School Students – Ages 6 to 18
April 18, 2016  3pm Patrick Heath Public Library – Grades 4th & 5th
April 20, 2016  3pm Patrick Heath Public Library – Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd
May 7, 2016  10am to 2pm, Cibolo Nature Center Art in the Park – Ages 6 to 18