NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: Monday, February 1, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm.

Visitors are welcome to attend! Bring a friend who is interested in learning about using natives in their gardens and landscapes!

PROGRAM:  Native Plants That Work for You by Peter Loos, Pineywoods Chapter President

Peter will discuss philosophical issues related to native plants while introducing us to natives we can use, and of course he will mix in his usual stories as well!

MARCH CHAPTER MEETING:  Monday, March 7, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm.

PROGRAM: Non-flowering Plants (and other strange things in forest and field) by Jim Varnum, Master Naturalist

Presentation – Roses are red.  Violets are blue.  Dandelions are yellow.  Oaks are _____?  Ferns are _____?  Mosses are _____?  Master Naturalist Jim Varnum takes you on a journey from flowering plants, like daffodils, sunflowers and even sedges and grasses to non-flowering plants like conifers, ferns, mosses and liverworts, looking at the similarities and distinctness along the way.  Finally Jim presents often-found non-plants – some strange, some not: fungi, lichens, cyanobacteria and slime mold, yuck!

APRIL CHAPTER MEETING:  Joint Meeting with Tyler Audubon Society: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 starting at 6:30 pm

Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Rd, Tyler TX 75701

PROGRAM: TBA by Kyle Tengler, Texas AgriLIFE Extension Agent


The chapter meets at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Center at 11942 FM 848 (Bascom Hwy) in Tyler, Texas on the first Monday of the month, Sept-May; second Monday if the first Monday is a holiday. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a program followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Several field trips are offered throughout the year.

5:00 Dinner at Posados, 6:30 Meeting at Nature Center

Directions: In Tyler take Loop 323 to SH 248 (southeast of Tyler). Go east on SH 248 past the UT Tyler Campus to FM 848 (about 3 miles). Turn right on FM 848 and travel 0.7 mile. The Nature Center is on the right.