For those of you in the beautiful Upper South Texas region, here are the events promoting Texas Native Plant Week. So many ways to learn about native plants and their impact on our biodiversity. Explore the world around you with nature walks and hikes. Play along with your children in their activities. Most of all, have fun!
Event Details: Guadalupe County NPSOT
Fall Showcase of Plants
3011 Hwy 90 West, Sequin, Texas 78155
Saturday October 26 from 9:00-12:00 Visit our table and learn to plant wildflowers, make seed balls, get information on NICE! plants.
Event Details: In case you will be in the San Antonio area next Saturday, check out the Bexar Roots Native Plant Sale.
The San Antonio NPSOT chapter will hold a native plant sale at Phil Hardberger Park (East), 13203 Blanco Road, Saturday, September 28, 2013, 9 AM to 2 PM. The sale and information tables will be at the north end of the parking lot next to the butterfly garden.
Full info at http://sanantoniochapter.wordpress.com/npsot-events/
Event Details: October 4, 2013 at 6pm Pioneer Library, Fredericksburg, Texas
We have put up a display of native grasses in the Pioneer Library in downtown Fredericksburg. The grass display will be up for all of October. The display has a large mixed grass arrangement in the center of the entry way with handouts, rack cards for NPSOT, HCMN, Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Cener. A tall grass prairie display with the Big 4 prairie grass is in a large cabinet. Another display of 16 different seed heads in small vases is in an adjacent cabinet with information regarding the grasses on a card attached to the vase. We printed handouts that give information about the 16 grasses, including water use, light requirement, soil moisture, drought tolerance and ornamental & wildlife use. We’ve hung small pictures on some of the grasses of wildlife that use those grasses for food, cover, nesting or being a larval host.
Contact Mary Pressler firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. She is the Oureach Director for Fredericksburg NPSOT Chapter
Event Details: Native Plant Week Activities – Uvalde Chapter
On Wednesday, October 9th, Judge Mitchell made a proclamation that October 20-26 be designated Native Plant Week in Uvalde.
Sunday, October 20th, Dr. Mark Black will lead you in a Walking Tour of Cooks Slough Nature Park from 3 to 4:30 pm. Meet at the front gate and find the ad in the 10/10/13 edition of The Uvalde Leader-News.
On Thursday, October 24th night from 6:30 to 8 pm, Leah Byrd will give a lively presentation of Landscaping with Medicinal Plants which include Texas natives. Meet in El Progreso Memorial Library in the conference room.
In this workshop you will learn how to landscape a new site from curb to door using medicinal plants. Many of the recommended plants are natives. Medicinal uses and preparations of these plants will be discussed. Get great tips on soil prep., irrigation, fertilization, and much more. Learn to make Peace on Earth!
On Saturday, October 26, from 10 am until 2 pm, a native plant sale will be held. Making seed balls and playing wildflower bingo, bidding in a silent auction, learning about and purchasing rain barrels, as well as informational booths and talks will highlight activities for Native Plant Week at El Progreso Memorial Library. It promises to be a fun day for all.