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Two of the most important for monarch butterflies are Antelope Horns and Green Milkweed because they are common milkweeds that grow in pastures and along roadsides throughout the central flyway of Texas, the path that most Monarchs take on their migration through Texas.
We have introduced an online auction feature to the 2023 Fall Symposium that is accessible to everyone online! It features four special packages designed with plant lovers in mind, and you do not need to be a Fall Symposium registrant or a NPSOT Member to bid. You could win items
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site – Snake Woman’s Garden From the Awards Committee: Every year the Native Plant Society of Texas recognizes organizations and individuals that advance our mission. Their work will be honored during our 2023 Pineywoods Symposium to be held November 9-12, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Have a look
As in the past years, we’ve wanted to see plants that are wild (not the ones planted in our landscapes) — I know folks love to show off their native plant gardens, and those are fantastic, but those plants have to be marked as “cultivated” even though they’re native. This
We are looking forward to seeing you at the fall symposium in Nacogdoches on November 9 – 12! Catch up with your native plant pals at the Meet and Greet at Fredonia Brewery on Thursday evening. Field trips Field trips are a favorite of the fall symposium! Check out the
The NPSOT 2023 Fall Symposium is coming to Nacogdoches, Texas November 9-11! This year’s event will take place at the historic Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center and will focus on conserving plants native to the Pineywoods Ecoregion of East Texas. Event Overview The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center will serve
In celebration of Texas Native Plant Week (Oct 15-21), we are excited to announce a collaboration with H-E-B to feature Texas native plants at their stores. Starting this week, participating Texas Backyard H-E-B stores throughout the state will be selling the following four Texas native plants: Rock Rose, Mealy Blue Sage,
About the Grant The Native Plant Society of Texas offers the following research grant to graduate students at Texas universities who are performing academic research related to Texas native plants and/or to the conservation and restoration of native plant habitats of Texas: Ann Miller Gonzalez Graduate Research Grant This research
Benjamin Vogt’s newest release, Prairie Up: An Introduction to Natural Garden Design, is a beautifully written and approachable introduction to prairies and their re-introduction into suburban communities.
Apache Corporation has just announced its 2023-2024 tree grant program for non-profit and government entities is now open for applications.
It’s contest time: show off your talent in our photo, video, and newsletter contests!
The Native Plant Society of Texas State Board Education Committee is excited to announce our 2023 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients.
By Meg Inglis, Executive Director, Native Plant Society of Texas On February 27th Clarence Reed, VP Affiliations and Advocacy and I represented the Society at “Texas Water Day at the Capitol.” The event was sponsored by the Texas Water Foundation – “a nonprofit working to lead Texas toward a resilient
TPWD Celebrates 100th Birthday By Jim Domke, North Central Chapter A hundred years ago in 1923 the first state park in Texas was created in Moody, Texas, with land donated by Governor Pat Neff. Mother Neff State Park covers three ecosystems and is home to native plants. Learn about Mother
Each spring and fall, Society volunteers plan and host native plant sales. Texas native plants can be difficult to find at the typical nursery, so these sales are crucial to promoting the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants in Texas yards and landscapes. Below is a list of upcoming
About the Scholarship The Native Plant Society of Texas offers two scholarships for undergraduates at Texas colleges who major in biology, ecology, or related fields and who will be juniors or seniors in Fall 2023. Successful applicants will show a clear interest in Texas Native Plants and future plans that align with the stated mission of the Society: