Welcome to the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas!


Our next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. October 13, 2015 at

Riverside Nature Center

 Nyta Brown, Park Superintendent and Wildlife Biologist at Old Tunnel State Park will present:

An Introduction to Bats – Their Habits and Habitats

 Visitors are welcome!

milkweed seedDuring Native Plant Week this year, the Gleaners group of Riverside Nature Center will host a potluck luncheon on October 20th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their organization and we are invited!  The luncheon will honor the original work of Edith Bettinger who founded the Gleaners in 1995, and all those who continue to be inspired by her work.  George Cates, manager of the farming and seed production operations for Native American Seed in Junction, Texas will speak.

Click here to read more about the Gleaners and the luncheon and program.

Please RSVP by signing up at the October NPSOT meeting; or to be added to the invitation list send your e-mail address to Judy Gausnell, jgpp@windstream.net; or call the Riverside nature Center at 830 257-4837 to RSVP.

The 2015 NPSOT Annual Symposium will be October 15-18 in Austin. You can learn more about the meeting and see the agenda at the symposium website: http://npsot.org/wp/symposium2015/

The Fall, 2015 NICE Plant is American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)


See the NICE! page to read about American Beautyberry and growing tips.   Be sure to check out the list of previous NICE plants on this page for additional garden ideas.

Be sure and look at the fabulous Beautyberry display outside the front entrance of Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos, here in Kerrville!

Native Trees will be on Sale at

the Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District office

on November 14, 2015 from 10-12 noon

Click here to see a list of trees that will be available and for further information.

 Why native plants?

(Hover over the poster above to stop the slideshow; use arrows left and right or buttons above to navigate)

– The poster series “Why Native Plants?” was created by the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas for the Exhibit “Wildflowers and other Natives,” displayed at the Riverside Nature Center during the spring and summer of 2014.

IMG_0824The Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas maintains two native plant beds at the Riverside Nature Center. These gardens provide demonstrations of landscaping with native plants.  Please visit them to get ideas for your own landscaping and to enjoy whatever may be blooming when you visit.

Help Preserve the Health and Beauty of the Hill Country–