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
Guidelines 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.
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!
Jason Singhurst and Ben Hutchins have created a guide to assist in the identification of milkweed in Texas.
You can access the pdf via the link below:
Identification of Milkweeds (Asclepias, Family Apocynaceae) in Texas
The 2014 Application and Guidelines for the Maples for Boerne Giveaway have been posted! Look for them under “Maples for Boerne” on the navigation bar above.
This is a recent article in Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine discussing the ongoing concerns for monarch populations. You will certainly recognize several of the names mentioned in the piece.
“Butterfly on the Brink?” Published in the March 2014 edition of TPWD magazine.