Chapter News

Upcoming Meetings

  • Informal Meeting Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm—at the Aransas Pass Library at 110 N. Lamont. What do you want to do? Discussion of plants for sale at upcoming plant sales, bring a plant to be ID’d; other topics as desired by the attendees.
  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm—Program and location TBD. Watch this space for more details…

All meetings are free and open to the public.

NPSOT Fall Symposium October 16-19, 2014

The State Symposium – Northeast Texas: Diversity of Ecosystems – will be in Texarkana. Check the State website for details.

 Texas Plant Conservation Conference

The Texas Plant Conservation Conference is a professional-level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, workshops, posters, and symposia designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, and other professionals with an interest in plant conservation in Texas. Sessions are also of interest to NPSOT members.

The Texas Plant Conservation Conference will be held November 5-8, 2014 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas. This year’s conference is co-hosted by the Wildflower Center, the US Fish and WIldlife Service, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. See the TPCC page at for more information or to register.

2014 Hummer/Bird Celebration, Rockport, September 18-21

  • Seminars, Hummer-Home Tours, Butterfly Tent,more information coming soon to:
  • Mid-Coast Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist Native Plant Sale

2014 Aransas AgriLife Education Series

  • Sat Sep 13 FALL PLANT SALE—9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M., Coastal Oaks Garden at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Some native plants
  • Tue Sep 16 Brown Bag —“Beneficial Insects in the Garden: an overview of the common insects and pests found in Gulf Coast landscapes and gardens” Jessica Weizer, Nueces County Horticulture Agent, Noon–1:00 P.M.
  • Tue Oct 21 Brown Bag —“Native Grasses”, Ellen Reisinger, Master Gardener, Ray Kirkwood, Master Naturalist, Noon–1:00 P.M. 

All events held at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County, 892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX. 
Phone: 361-790-0103 Website: Email:

Need to Contact the South Texas Chapter?
President Rhoda Poenisch