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

tnpwlogo-and-flower-backgroundTexas Native Plant Week 2014 is
October 19th – 25th.

By an act of the Texas Legislature in 2009, the third week of October was declared “Texas Native Plant Week.”  In support of this official recognition of the importance of native plants to the health and beauty of our state, the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas is presenting here the series “Why Native Plants?” which was part of the Exhibit “Wildflowers and other Natives,” displayed at the Riverside Nature Center this past spring and summer.  We will feature one themed poster each day, and at the end of the week they will all be available to view as a slideshow.  Even if you saw them in the original Exhibit, they are still instructive and a joy to look at again.  So check in each day this week to see a new poster on “Why Native Plants?”
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Read more about Texas Native Plant Week here.


Our November program will feature the Riverside Nature Center’s own Barbara Lowenthal and Susan Longacre describing how to “Glean, Collect, Clean, and Save Native Seeds.”  To get the details, go to our Meetings and Events page on this Site.

NPSOT table Fall 2014Anne Brown, Edna Platte, Shannon Smith, and Linda Bullard staff our table at the Fall Native Plant Sale and Festival at Riverside Nature Center the first weekend in October.


 

Native Plants To GoSandra and Scott Magee’s free downloadable books may be accessed at http://csmapps.webs.com/.  To learn more, click here.


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The Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas maintains two Native Plant beds at the Riverside Nature Center.  Deer-resistant plants (those low on the list of deer preferences) are featured outside the fence, while plants overgrazed by deer are highlighted behind the fence.

Help Preserve the Health and Beauty of the Hill Country–
GET TO KNOW NATIVE PLANTS…and NURTURE THEM!