Mark Your Calendars for April 2013

updated 4/2/13 Mark your calendars for April – it will be a busy month. Click on the links for more information: April 3, 2013 – Lecture Three Legged Stool: Native Plant Conservation, Habitat Restoration and Pollinator Recovery – by GARY NABHAM at LBJWFC April 4, 2013 – Lecture – Plant Conservation in a Rapidly-Changing World – by PETER RAVEN at LBJWFC April 6, 2013 – Plant Sales – Other – Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair 9-2 … Continue reading…

Spreading the Word and Wildflowers at Archeology Days

from Marilyn Perz Archeology Days 2013 was actually a two day event.  On Friday March 22nd, 200 school children arrived to visit the 9 stations set up in Berry Springs Park and Preserve.  Every 20 minutes a new group would arrive at our NPSOT station to hear about the uses of native plants from Barb Coutant and then roll wildflower seed balls to be distributed in the park.  Their final craft was to make a … Continue reading…

Education: Free Lectures at Wildflower Center April 3&4

The Graduate Program in Plant Biology, Center for Plant Conservation, Wildflower Center and others are pleased to present two very distinguished speaker for this year’s Jean Andrews Lectures.  Details online at http://www.wildflower.org/lectures/  The receptions and lectures are free and open to the public.  Three Legged Stool: Native Plant Conservation, Habitat Restoration and Pollinator Recovery GARY NABHAM speaks at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 in the Wildflower Center Auditorium; a 6:30 p.m. book signing and public … Continue reading…

Yahoo Announcement Group Sunset

Founded on March 20, 2003, the Yahoo Groups –Williamson County NPSOT will, after a decade of being used to send email announcements to the chapter and other interested parties, no longer be used following a vote by the Chapter Board to confirm using this blog as the primary communication channel on the internet in the future. Chapter members and other subscribers to the NPSOT-WilliamsonCounty-announce list are encouraged to subscribe to this blog to ensure that they continue to … Continue reading…

Education: Drought Tolerant Native Plants for Central Texas

Gardening with Central Texas Native Plants Place: Georgetown Public Library Date: April 13, 2013 Time: 1-4 pm Instructor: Armand Hufault-20 years experience growing and using Central Texas Plants Free Enrollment, capacity limited to 25, register by email: ahufault35@yahoo.com Title:The Use of Native Plants from Williamson and Travis Counties. -Extreme Drought Use of Central Texas Native Plants -Where to Buy Extreme Drought Tolerant Plants … Continue reading…

Bring ‘Em On

    This is the second Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sighted at my location in Round Rock. The first, a couple of weeks ago, disappeared before I could grab my camera. Today has been entirely different and the butterfly spent a lot of time around the Tropical Milkweed and Orange Butterflyweed (Asclepias sp.) which made it through the winter without freezing. Several plant sales are coming up in the next few weeks, including the NPSOT-Wilco … Continue reading…

Taylor High School Band Garden Expo March 23rd

NPSOT volunteers in the eastern part of Williamson are making an impact! The Taylor High School Band is sponsoring a Garden Expo from 9AM-3PM on Saturday, March 23, at the Murphy Park Pavilion in Taylor.  The expo will sell plants featured in the Grow Green:  Native and Adapted Landscape Plants booklet published by the City of Austin and Texas-AgriLife.  Williamson County NPSOT will have a booth featuring information about native plants for Williamson County and a display of information about the … Continue reading…

Mark Your Calendars

March 14 – “Recovery from the Ashes: Post-wildfire Vegetation Recovery in Bastrop and Buescher State Parks” Emily Booth, monthly meeting 7 PM Georgetown Public Library March 16 – Field Trip Plant Survey 2 of 12 at Berry Springs Park, Georgetown March 16 – Training (San Antonio) Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) March 22-23 – Volunteer opportunity Archaeology Days – Berry Springs Park –  contact M. Perz March 23 –  Plant sale – other – Sun … Continue reading…

April 7, 2013: Big Day In The Park

Commons Ford Metropolitan Park Big Day In The Park 2013.  For a complete schedule of events, click on the link. The map below shows a non-toll route from Georgetown Public Library to the park. Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 7, 2013 for the Commons Ford Big Day in the Park and join us for plenty of birding and nature walks including activities for families and children. While attendance and all activities are free, the … Continue reading…

April 7, 2013: Big Day In The Park

Commons Ford Metropolitan Park Big Day In The Park 2013.  For a complete schedule of events, click on the link. The map below shows a non-toll route from Georgetown Public Library to the park. Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 7, 2013 for the Commons Ford Big Day in the Park and join us for plenty of birding and nature walks including activities for families and children. While attendance and all activities are free, the … Continue reading…