Native Plant Society of Texas


Austin Area Ecoregions Level III and IV

Welcome to the Austin Chapter of NPSOT including Travis County and the dozens of cities within its boundaries. 

We are in both the Texas Blackland Prairies and Edwards Plateau Ecoregions, divided around Interstate-35, and includes urban, prairie, and woodlands landscapes. Our average rainfall is about 35 inches with peak rainfall usually in May and October, Hardiness Zone 8b.

Use the menus in the black bar above to get more information relevant to our area, including plant lists, activities, and more. The menus in white lead to our State NPSOT website.

Chapter News

Posts about our chapter activities, and other important information

Shield Ranch Field Trip Report

What a great day, perfect weather, gorgeous wildflowers, and so many knowledgeable botanists in our group. Bill Carr, a well-known Austin Area botanist, lead us across a lush prairie, along

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

National Volunteer Week, which is 17 April – 21 April, is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges,

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Upcoming Events

Monthly Meetings

We meet most months online via Zoom. Details are on our Facebook page and email newsletter.

  • 3rd Tuesday evening of the month
  • 6:45 p.m.: Meet & Mingle
  • 7 p.m.: Presentation
  • 8:10 p.m.: Announcements/Business
  • 8:45 p.m.: Adjourn
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Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on all our meetings and activities, subscribe to the NPSOT–Austin email listYou will get:

  • Our monthly newsletter
  • The link you’ll need to join our monthly meeting by Zoom
  • Reminders of plant sales, plant rescues, and other special events