Invitation from Williamson Master Gardeners

This just in – former NPSOT-Wilco President Diane Sherrill will be speaking at the Master Gardeners’ monthly meeting on Monday. Details on time, place, and a map to get there are here:  http://txmg.org/williamson/event/mg-monthly-meeting-2-2/ And below is the invitation and a brief … Continue reading…

One down and many more volunteer opportunities to go!

By Marilyn Perz, Voulnteer Coordinator The Reagan School Carnival on March 1, 2014, started out overcast and dreary.   Since it was on the top of a ridge (on Vista Ridge Blvd), it was also really windy.  Vicky Husband, Arlene Boyer … Continue reading…

Workshop coordinator applications due by February 28

The Native Plant Society of Texas is accepting applications for a part time coordinator for the Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) through February 28. Details about the job duties, qualifications, compensation and application process are available on the NLCP website.  … Continue reading…

Spring 2014 training for Habitat Stewards announced

The National Wildlife Federation’s Habitat Stewards program is an excellent training and volunteer opportunity in harmony with the Native Plant Society of Texas vision and mission. NPSOT-Wilco Treasurer Cindy Stone took this training recently and recommends it for those wishing … Continue reading…

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Were you aware that Douglas Tallamy will be the keynote speaker at the NPSOT Spring Symposium at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Saturday, April 26, 2014? Did you know that the Native Plant Society of Texas is offering … Continue reading…

Call for volunteers: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

By Marilyn Perz, Volunteer Coordinator NPSOT-WilCo (Native Plant Society of Texas, Williamson County Chapter) and GWMN (Good Water Master Naturalists) have a joint Pollinator Garden in Hutto at the County Landfill  across from the Recycle Center at 101 Landfill Road … Continue reading…

Texas Day at TMS May 30, 2013

By Betty Jackson, photographs by Marilyn Perz   Collaboration among NPSOT, Good Water Master Naturalists, and Taylor Garden Club members provided 240 Taylor Middle School students with knowledge of native plants and fun during their Texas Day activities at the end of the … Continue reading…

NWW Day 5 – Why Garden With Native Plants?

Because, according to the USDA Forest Service Native plants are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds … Continue reading…

SATURDAY, MAY 4, – SUNDAY, MAY 12 National Wildflower Week!

It’s May 4th and I just found out about this week being National Wildflower Week (NWW). Which just goes to show how much we need to increase awareness of this event. You can download a list of suggestions for observing NWW from … Continue reading…