The Collin County Chapter of NPSOT meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Laughlin Hall at the Heard Museum in McKinney.
The Heard Museum’s address is 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069.
There is a social time before meetings which start at 6:45 p.m.
Guests are invited to join us at the monthly meetings.

Click on the month you want to read about:
January 3 Meeting
February 7 Meeting
March 7 Meeting
April 4 Meeting
May 2 Meeting
June 6 Meeting
July 4 Meeting
August 1 Meeting
September 5 Meeting
October 3 Meeting
November, No Meeting, Annual Potluck
December, No Meeting, Happy Holidays

The Heard Museum is located just off Highway 138 on One Nature Place.
Our formal meetings are January through October.
We wrap up our year with a potluck dinner in November and spend December with our families.

In addition to featuring a speaker at our meetings, members bring in their native plants for show and tell.

Please note:

If you would like to be added to our e-mail list for upcoming chapter meeting notices, please e-mail the NPSOT Collin County Programs officer, William Woodfin at Click to Email the Programs Chair

**Meetings Topics and Dates for 2016**

January 3: Native Plant Certification

Presented by Carrie Dubberley.

February 7: Topic: A Panel Discussion on Native Plants

March 7: Topic: Poison Ivy

Speaker:  Amy Martin

April 4: Topic: Riparian Ecology and anything else you want to ask him.

Speaker:  Sam Kieschnick.

May 2: Guided Walk at the Heard

We will start an hour earlier, at 6:00 pm

Meet in front of the Heard.  This will be a guided walk to look at the plants in the meadows and woods at the Heard

June 6: Topic: Plants and Climate Change
Speaker: George Diggs
July 4: No Meeting — Enjoy your holiday.

August 1: Topic: Two Presentations:

  1. The August NPSOT meeting will consist of 2 interesting
    presentations. The first part is a video presentation of “Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects” from the “Growing A Greener World®” series.
  2. Then, member Melanie Schuchart will talk about the iNaturalist website. This is a great tool to help ID plants and help the great Collin County Community learn more about the plants in our area.


September 5: Topic: The annual Show and Tell

A slide show containing plant and garden photographs taken by members.

Send your pictures to
Click to Email the John Worley,

Octoberr 3: Topic: Native Trees and Shrubs for North Texas Landscapes

A new and exciting slide show

November No Meeting — Annual Potluck Dinner

There will be no meetings in November or December.
Happy Holidays


Volunteer Opportunities:

Our organization depends on the active support of members. If you’re interested in becoming a chapter officer or work on a committee, please contact William Woodfin, Collin County Programs officer by e-mail at Click to Email the Programs Chair, or at a chapter meeting.