Fall 2017 Newsletter Available!
Topics include a message from our Chapter President, Gary Fest, as well as information on the upcoming Level 3 Native Landscape Certification Program. Updates from the Seed Gleaners Group, Bigtooth Maples for Boerne Program, the September Plant of the Month, Mexican Plum, and much more!
Check it out here!
The contest is now open for entry! The contest was first launched two years ago, as a way to challenge amateur photographers of all skill levels to use their cameras as a tool to learn more about native plants and pollinators of the Texas Hill Country.
The contest is sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas Boerne Chapter, and Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.
There will be scheduled workshops to help students with plant identification and nature photography. Native plant guides and photography assistants will be available at the workshops to provide assistance to the students.
Workshop participation is not required to enter the contest.
Head over to our Youth Photo Contest page for rules and guidelines
The 2017 Natives Instead of Common Exotics (NICE!) selections are up along with care instructions for the first few months.Click here to see each month. Additionally, you can see past selections and care sheets under the NICE! dropdown menu above. You can also view a list of past selections by scientific or common name.
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.
Maples for Boerne 2016
Thank you to all the volunteers that made our 2016 Maples for Boerne give away a big success!
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.
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