What is Texas Native Plant Week?
To recognize the role of native plants in conservation and to provide incentive for schools to teach children about the importance of native plants, in 2009 the Texas Legislature designated the third week in October as Texas Native Plant Week.
Many organizations and communities recognize Texas Native Plant Week with festive events, native plant sales, educational opportunities and outside activities. Look for events to attend in your community, or celebrate by just getting outside and enjoying our wonderful Texas native plants.
Texas Pollinator BioBlitz
Join NPSOT members and the public in the 2023 NPSOT Challenge BioBlitz. Participants will observe and identify pollinators October 15-22, 2023.
- All ages and abilities are encouraged to find pollinators and nectar-producing plants, take photos, and share with friends!
- Share observations by posting a photo or video to Instagram, iNaturalist, or the Facebook event page.
- Pollinator observation challenges and informative links will be emailed to all registered participants regularly to add to the fun.
Social Media Toolkit for Chapters
The Texas Native Plant Week statewide social media campaign toolkit was initially developed by the 2022 Hill Country Chapter community outreach board member. It contains related content for each of the themed days that chapter leaders can use to customize their online campaigns.