NPSOT Spring Symposium Saturday March 28, 2015 at the Wildflower Center

Registration now for our Spring Symposium at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Saturday March 28, 2015. Speakers at the event this year will be Brandi Clark Burton of Austin EcoNetwork on Building an Environmental Community; Scooter Cheatam on Useful Wild Plants; Dawn Hancock on Pollinators; Dr. Ashley Lovell of Texas Land Conservancy on Saving Nature; and Andrea DeLong-Amaya of the Wildflower Center on Native Plant Selections.   Register online or send a registration form … Continue reading…

Two videos to watch before tonight’s meeting (2/12/15) – and any time after

This post provides links to a couple of videos on the Internet that are relevant to tonight’s program (2/12/15). The first features Society founder Carroll Abbot; the second, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, of the Lady Bird Johnson WIldfire center (hfos:\ . Take note that Continue reading

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Our speakers bureau is officially launched!

The Native Plant Society of Texas – Williamson County Chapter announces the formation of a Speakers Bureau ready to share their love and knowledge of native plants with the community. Continue reading

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Native Plant Gardening for Wildlife by Andrea DeLong-Amaya Thursday February 12, 2015

Our guest speaker will be Andrea DeLong-Amaya. She is the Director of Horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and manages the center’s gardens and greenhouses and is passionate about sharing the value of native plants in planned landscapes. Continue reading

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Southwestern University Garden Club Invites the Chapter to Join Them

The Southwestern University Garden Club extends an invitation for their biweekly Garden Club work days. Consider joining these incredible students as they tackle their favorite areas around the greenhouse. What a way to make a difference in the goals of the Garden Club by sharing our expertise, our grit, and sharing the legacy and vision of Native Plant Society of Texas, Williamson County. The student leadership is Eleanor Siff and Sam Guess Location: Southwestern University 1001 … Continue reading…

Meeting notice: Andrea Delong-Amaya on “The Value of Native Plants” February 12, 2015

February 12, 2015, NPSOT-Wilco will host a presentation on the Value of Native Plants by Andrea Delong-Amaya, Director of Gardens and Growing at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Continue reading

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News: Native Landscape Certification Program Workshops Feb. 14 & 28

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News: Native Landscape Certification Program Workshops Are Back! Williamson County – NPSOT is pleased to offer Native Landscape Certification Program (NCLP) workshops this February. The popular Native Landscape Certification Program Level 1 workshop will be held February 14 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Williamson County AgriLife Extension Service complex, 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX. Registration $37 per person. But wait: there’s more! NLCP Level II workshop will be offered February 28, … Continue reading…

Monarchs, Milkweeds and Waystations

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by Kathy Henderson Program report for NPSOT meeting, 13 Nov 2014 Speaker: Cathy Downs from Comfort, Texas, is an extraordinary volunteer as a Monarch Watch Specialist with the University of Kansas Monarch Watch Project, Chair of the Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas for Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT), Master Naturalist with Hill Country Chapter, and teacher of hundreds of children about Monarchs. Cathy Downs delivered a powerful program on Monarch Butterflies augmented with … Continue reading…

Cathy Downs, guest speaker for Thursday November 13, 2014 meeting

  Cathy is a Texas Master Naturalist with the Hill Country Chapter. She was born and raised in New England and retired to Comfort, TX in 2004 from a 30 year career owning and operating her own retail businesses. She is a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist with the University of Kansas based program Monarch Watch. She currently chairs the Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas (BBMT) program for Native Plant Society of Texas. Also, she is a … Continue reading…

Habitat: Hutto launches September 27

Event Name: Habitat: Hutto Date: Saturday September 27, 2014 Place: Hutto Lake Park 805 Estate Drive, Hutto, Texas Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m. The event is designed around children’s activities in promoting the Community Wildlife Habitat Certification program. Setup time: 8:00 a.m. – take down begins at noon. The City of Hutto Parks and Recreation Department will launch the Community Wildlife Habitat Certification program under the co-leadership of Mike Hemker, Director Parks and Recreation, and Cindy Stone, … Continue reading…