Native Plant Society of Texas

Cross Timbers Chapter

Group of people standing outside a park at a ribbon cutting
Chandor Foundation president Eileen Leslie and Cross Timbers member Christie Tull wield a gigantic pair of scissors to cut the ribbon opening up the Chandor Nature Trail. Beds at the entrance were designed and maintained by volunteers from Cross Timbers Chapter.

Who We Are

We are a local chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, promoting conservation, research and utilization of native plants in the rich biological region west of Fort Worth; especially the Western Cross Timbers and the Grand Prairie ecoregions. We hold a monthly meeting with a speaker, and we also sponsor native plant sales, plant rescues, field trips to areas of interest and classes on a variety of subjects such as native plant identification and propagation. Join us for one of our meetings or activities.

Meetings & Events

Meetings:  4th Tuesday with 6 p.m. Business Meeting and 6:30 p.m. Educational Speaker/Program

In-Person Meetings are scheduled for:  Jan, February, March, May, June, September, October (Plant Exchange), and November (End of Year Party).  The location will vary based on meeting room availability.  We will try to record the educational presentations and share on our YouTube Channel.

Zoom Meetings are scheduled for:  April and August


Please check our events calendar for details on these and other events:

Spring Native Plant Sale — our chapter hosts a native plant sale to educate others on the importance and benefits of using native plants in their landscape.

Monthly Volunteer Opportunities at the Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Monthly Volunteer Opportunities at Chandor Nature Trail

Field Trips and Group Outings

NPSOT Spring and Fall Meetings  

Upcoming Events

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Chapter News


Please join us March 9, 2023

Cross Timbers Chapter Meeting and Educational Presentation When: March 9, 2023—Thursday 6:00 p.m. Business Meeting ****NEW TIME*****6:30 p.m. Educational Presentation Where: Cherry Park Community Center 300 S Alamo St, Weatherford,

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Cross Timbers Native Plants publishes a newsletter which is distributed by email. It is published about the first of each month and contains information about our up-coming activities as well as general information about native plants. All interested parties are welcome to subscribe.

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  • President, Patricia “Trisha” Shirey
  • Vice President/Program Chair, Catherine Stanley
  • Secretary/Newsletter Editor, Liz Street
  • Treasurer, Matt Payne
  • Past President, Bill Hopkins
  • Membership Chair, Trisha Shirey, Acting
  • Plant Sale Co-Chairs, Libby Afflerbach and Kathy DeMaggio
  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park Pollinator Garden Chair, Cindy Crump
  • Chandor Nature Trail, Christie Tull
  • Refreshments Chair, Libby Afflerbach
  • Webmaster, Catherine Stanley

Why Native Plants?