Tag Archive: native plants

  1. Native Plant Society of Texas Spring Symposium

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    The hybrid Native Plant Society of Texas 2024 Spring Symposium is coming to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center March 2nd; register now to celebrate native plants and attend in person or stream the event live, and receive event recordings. You’ll learn about a native plant initiative in Lewisville, Texas; plant propagation; Texas butterflies, moths and their host plants; rare flora of Texas; and student research studies featuring scholarship recipients from UT Austin and Texas State. In-person registrants will also have the option to attend a Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center guided-tour, and a choice of networking, chapter leader, or lunch and learn events during lunch. See https://www.npsot.org/our-work/symposium/2024-spring-symposium/ for more information and registration links.

  2. Virtual Nature Talk: Grasses of Hardberger Park

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    Join Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy online to learn from grass expert Cleveland Powell all about the grasses of Hardberger Park. Cleveland Powell’s expertise in grasses is only exceeded by his willingness to share his knowledge.

    See fully-developed grasses, especially grass inflorescence, as well the progress of the restored Savanna.

    This event will be hosted live via Facebook. An account is not needed to watch.

  3. Native Plants 101

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    Have you dreamed of having a garden full of flowers? Do you want to bring color to your yard, but don’t know where to start? Are you looking to create habitat for pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies? It’s easy to get all of this without breaking the bank or using much water, you just need to plant native. And best of all, no green thumb is required!

    During this beginners workshop, you’ll take a tour of Headwaters to see a native landscape at work, learn from experts with the Native Plant Society of Texas-New Braunfels Chapter about the most low maintenance, but beautiful, native plants you can enjoy, and get tips on the best plants for your yard conditions. We’ll even have activities for kids, so bring the whole family!

    All participants may bring a basic sketch of their yard, including the direction and relative amount of sunlight the area you would like to improve receives. All participants will receive a starter plant and/or seeds.

  4. Virtual Nature Talk: Monarchs and Migration

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    Learn how you can help through citizen science, migration, and tagging. She will also provide a tour through the Butterfly Learning Center habitat and share how to ID native milkweed.

    This event will be hosted live via Facebook. An account is not needed to watch.

  5. Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center – Plants for Birds Sale

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    Plants for Birds: Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center will be offering Texas native plants at the local Cedar Hill Farmers Market. Groundcovers, wildflowers, shrubs, and more will be available at each market. Adding native plants provides habitat in our urban environments for birds and other wildlife.

  6. Virtual Nature Talk: Plant Adaptations to Heat and Drought

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    Tune in to hear Park Naturalist, Jewell Lee Cozort, talk about how the plants in the park have adapted to heat and drought.

    Registration is necessary to be emailed login information.

  7. Mitchell Lake Audubon Center – 2nd Saturday Habitat Clean Up

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    Join Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and other members of the community to help clean up a habitat! Mitchell Lake Audubon Center depends on amazing volunteers to help manage the habitat. This can involve trail maintenance, removal of invasive species, and planting native plants for birds and butterflies depending on the tasks of the day. All training provided. Groups are welcome! All children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  8. Virtual Talk: Native Plant Landscaping

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    Tune in via Facebook Live to hear Master Naturalists, Joan Miller of the Native Plant Society and Drake White of the Nectar Bar, as they discuss the native plants that grow along the park’s trails. Learn how to use these plants in your own landscape, and how they benefit wildlife. This virtual event is hosted by The Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy (PHPC).

    Learn more at: https://www.philhardbergerpark.org/calendar-events/native-landscaping

    Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. PHPC is a community-based organization of committed individuals whose concern is for excellence in the development of the park. The Conservancy’s mission is to advocate renewal, recreation, and learning through nature in an urban setting for all.

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