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Texas Native Plant Week

Side view of coneflowers in a field, blue sky above
Photo by Jerry Hambry

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.

Native Plant Resources

Monarch & Milkweed Resources

Learn about Monarch Butterflies Monarch Joint Venture About the Monarch Butterfly Learn about Milkweed Texas Parks and Wildlife Identification of Milkweeds (Illustrated Guide) Learn about Butterfly Gardens US Fish &

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Monarch Waystation Requirements

Monarch Waystations are places that provide all the resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. A Monarch Waystation needs milkweeds, nectar plants, and some kind of

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What is a native plant?

By Bill Ward Botanists say that Texas is home to over 7,000 species of vascular plants, including native, naturalized, non-native, crop and forage, and introduced perennial ornamental species. Nearly 5,000

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