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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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.