Come to the Pineywoods and Huntsville for the annual symposium of the Native Plant Society of Texas on November 3-4.
We’ve pulled together great native plant tours, workshops, and speakers for this year’s meeting. Friday and Saturday we will convene at the Walker Education Center on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Parking is available immediately outside the building which is located across the street from Sam Houston State University.
We have lined up excellent speakers and presentations related to the Pineywoods region of East Texas on both mornngs. Friday afternoon we offer a choice of guided field trips at nearby locations. Saturday afternoon we will split into breakout groups for workshops on a variety of specialized topics. Then we will reconvene on Saturday evening for a gala awards banquet.
Out of town travelers may also wish to stop at one of our field tours on Thursday and Sunday. If you arrive early we hope to see you Thursday afternoon at the base of the Sam Houston statue, which according to the Sam Houston Statue Visitor Center, “is the world’s tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base”. We will be hosted to a wine and cheese welcome Thursday from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the adjacent visitor center which is located in a restored dogtrot home.
We’ll also have exhibits, a silent auction, a photography contest, and of course opportunities to socialize with friends with like-minded interests.