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

2016 Youth Photo Contest

MH2cGuidelines can be reviewed here.
We are going DIGITAL for our 2016 Texas Native Plant Youth Photo Contest.
The contest is now open for entry! The contest was first launched last year, 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, Cibolo Nature Center & Farm and Patrick Heath Public Library.
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.

NICE! for 2016 is finally up!

NICE 2016 8.5x11


The selections have been made and care instructions for January and February picks are available!
Head on over to our NICE! Plant of the Month page to check them out! Plus, keep an eye on the Boerne Star Native Grown column for an upcoming feature on Carolina jessamine and Spiny hackberry!