Chapter News

Upcoming Meetings

The South Texas Chapter NPSOT holds regular quarterly meetings on the last Saturday of each quarter at 2:00 pm (unless otherwise stated) at locations to be determined. Unless rescheduled, 2015 meetings are expected to occur:

Saturday, July 25, 2015—2:00 pm at the Janet Harte Library, 2629 Waldron Road, Flour Bluff. Program: Robyn Cobb of US Fish and Wildlife Service will be speaking on USFWS work with endangered and threatened native plants in south Texas.

Saturday, October 10, 2015Save the date: this is the day that Monarch Watch comes to South Texas! Monarch Workshop, 1:00 to 4:00 pm—Aransas County AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX 78382.

Cathy Downs, NPSOT’s representative to Monarch Watch, will conduct a 3-hour workshop on Monarch butterflies. This is a great opportunity to learn the truth about Monarchs and how we can contribute to their continued existence. Preregistration is required—only 60 attendees will be accepted, in order to ensure materials are available for every participant. Because of the limited enrollment, you will need to sign up early by sending in the $5 registration fee. All fees will be donated to Monarch Watch to ensure that they can present additional workshops. Members of NPSOT will have first opportunity. After that, registration will be open to Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and the general public.

Secure your place at the workshop by sending your $5 check to Treasurer Ernie Schertz at 128 Silver Oak Place, Rockport, TX 78382. Make the check out to South Texas NPSOT and write Monarch workshop on the memo line. This really is something you do not want to miss.

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Watch this space for more information about each meeting as it approaches. All meetings are free and open to the public.

State Events

  • State Board Meetings (3rd Saturday of each quarter):
  • January 17—Fort Worth Nature Center
  • April 18—Mast Arboretum, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches
  • July 18—Fredericksburg
  • October 17—LBJWC, Austin; during the symposium
  • Symposia 
    • Fall: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin on October 15-18, 2015

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Need to Contact the South Texas Chapter?
President Ray Kirkwood
361.729.5901