Archive for 2012

Details announced for Monarch grant program

Posted on December 23rd, 2012 by Bill Hopkins

Details have been announced for the grant process to support the new Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas program.

Small grants of between $50 to $400 will be awarded to qualifying applicants to build Monarch Waystations or demonstration gardens containing milkweed and butterfly nectar plants.  The application deadline is March 15 and all grants will be awarded by March 29.  Funds must be spent by June 30.  More details here.

Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas is jointly sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas and MonarchWatch. Its purpose is to educate members and the public about Monarch conservation, to produce and distribute milkweeds that support reproduction by Monarch butterflies, and to restore Monarch habitats throughout the Texas migration flyway.

Let’s bring the Monarchs back to Texas!

Posted on December 13th, 2012 by Cathy Downs

Did you see the Monarchs migrating north this spring? How about watching Monarchs returning through Texas this fall? Then perhaps you noticed that the numbers of migrating Monarchs were more diminished than in years past.

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January 2013 board meeting

Posted on December 10th, 2012 by Bill Hopkins

The State Board meeting at the end of the first quarter will be Saturday, January 19, at the Hampton Inn in Fredericksburg.

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Plant regeneration in the Lost Pines area

Posted on December 6th, 2012 by Emily Booth

In September 2011 wildfire burned much of the Lost Pines region, including almost all of Bastrop State Park during a record drought. Even where the fire did not crown, extensive tree mortality has been observed.  read more »

Cowpen daisy, a dependable fall bloomer

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by Znobia Wootan

There are a few native wildflower species that you can count on every year. One you can’t miss is Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides.

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