NEXT CHAPTER MEETING:   Monday, March 5, 2018  6:30 pm

Program:  Designing Landscapes with Native Plants presented by Dawn Stover

Dawn has worked 20 years as a Research Associate at Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens.  Dawn earned a B.S. in Biology from West Texas A&M in 1996, and an M.S. in Agriculture with an emphasis in endangered plant conservation and reintroduction.  She currently maintains the living plant collection and plant trials at SFA Gardens, is responsible for the horticultural nursery facilities and coordinates two successful fundraising plant sales each year.  She is a guest lecturer for horticultural classes and labs at SFA, as well as to a wide range of garden enthusiasts.  Currently, Dawn specializes in evaluation of ornamental native plants that provide habitat and forage for pollinators.  She is working to create designed plant communities for pollinators throughout Nacogdoches, and initializing efforts to restore tallgrass prairie along sections of the Lanana Creek Trail there as well.



The chapter meets at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Center at 11942 FM 848 (Bascom Hwy) in Tyler, Texas on the first Monday of the month, Sept-May; second Monday if the first Monday is a holiday. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a program followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Several field trips are offered throughout the year.

5:00 Dinner at Happy’s Fish House, 2202 E. Fifth St. Tyler

6:30 Meeting at Nature Center

Directions: In Tyler take Loop 323 to SH 248 (southeast of Tyler). Go east on SH 248 past the UT Tyler Campus to FM 848 (about 3 miles). Turn right on FM 848 and travel 0.7 mile. The Nature Center is on the right.