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

HERBAL Presen 005The February meeting program

Texas Hill Country Plants – Medicinal and Edible

will be presented by Daneshu Clarke

The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Riverside Nature Center Classroom. Click on title, above, for more information.

Visitors are welcome.

milkweed seedAt the January 12, 2016 meeting, R. Craig Hensley, Park Interpreter for Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area, presented the program: A Natural History of Texas Milkweeds

 Mr Hensley has provided us with an interesting set of materials, including the slides from his presentation, to help identify different Milkweed species and Monarch butterflies. Please go to our new web page “Milkweeds and Monarchs” to access these materials.

Have you found the perfect spot to plant a Madrone Tree yet?

Madrone bloom LBJWC Madrone berry LBJWCThe Winter 2015-16 NICE! Plant is Madrone Tree – Read all about it on the NICE! page.  Be sure and check out previous NICE plant selections, and articles about the plants, at the bottom of the NICE page.

Get an early start on removing some of the most troublesome invasive plants from your garden or project areas. On page 5 of the the January issue of the Riverside Nature Center Newsletter, Julie Clay has posted pictures by Marilyn Knight and descriptions of non-native invasive plants to watch for and pull.

The third week of October was Native Plant Week. Two events of note to the Kerrville NPSOT chapter included being represented at the state NPSOT meeting and celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Riverside Nature Center Gleaners.

npsotdisplayDr. Shannon Smith took a display from our chapter to the state NPSOT conference in Austin. The display was based on a series of posters “Why Native Plants?” developed by our chapter. You can view this series in the slide show at the bottom of this page.

Click here to read about Native Plant Week and some of the people from Kerrville who have been instrumental in increasing the appreciation of native plants in Texas.

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Riverside Nature Center Gleaners held a luncheon which was attended by several members of the original Gleaners group as well as the current Gleaners and others who appreciate their efforts. Interesting displays of seeds and dried flowers were on display.  Click here to read more about the Gleaners.

 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–