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Syndicate contentNative Plant Society of Texas

Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meets the second Thursday of the month at Harberger Hill community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford.

Meeting

June 6, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 7:00pm

The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. Mia McCraw, a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University with Bachelor degrees in Rangeland Ecology and Management and Ecological Restoration, will present a program about the Texas Native Seeds Project, including plant identification and seed collection and storage. The public is invited to attend. There will be light refreshments.

Prairie Ecology Program

May 1, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 7:00pm

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The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) will host Jim Varnum, who will present a program about prairie ecology, maintenance, and restoration at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served before the meeting. For more information, call Eileen Porter 817-596-5567.

Varnum is a self-taught student of nature where his interests range from birds to plants to prairies to land preservation. He spends much time searching for native plants out-and-about in the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Jim has been a Texas Master Naturalist since 1999. He teaches, gives programs and leads trail walks on birds, trees, wildflowers, prairies and land preservation. His current interests include chalk prairies, Hexalectris and Spiranthes orchids and Trout lilies. His repertoire is chock full of interesting nature trivia and a few bad nature jokes. When Jim is asked about his philosophy and interest on the natural world, he quotes author Ellen Parr: "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."

Invasive plants

April 2, 2012 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 7:00pm

The Native Plant Society of Texas is hosting an informational meeting on how to identify and track the spread of invasive plant species at 7 p.m. on April 12 at Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. For more information, contact Eileen Porter 817-596-5567.

Native Pollinators

September 27, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 6:30pm

The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society will present ways to encourage bees and other pollinators by Troy and Martha Mullins on October 13th at 6:30 pm at Harberger Hill Community Building, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. Troy and Martha, a retired scientist and a retired biologist respectively, are lifelong naturalists and environmentalists. For more information, contact Eileen Porter 817-596-5567.

Cactus landscaping program

August 30, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/08/2011 - 7:00pm

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The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) will hear a program on landscaping and propagation of Texas native cactus, one plant family that thrives on drought conditions. The program, by Bill Utley, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford.

For the past two years, Utley has represented the Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society (FWCSS) as President of the Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies (TACSS).

Comanche Peak Prairie Clover program

August 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/11/2011 - 7:00pm

Sam Kieschnick, a 2000 graduate of Aledo High School, will present a program about Comanche Peak Prairie Clover at the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford.

Comanche Peak Prairie Clover is only found in Parker, Hood, and Wise counties and no other place on this planet. Julien Reverchon first collected this member of the pea family in 1882 from "the rocky top of Comanche Peak." Comanche Peak Prairie Clover is a low, spreading perennial, which appears as a dense, mat-forming rosette up to 16 inches in diameter with numerous thick, three-inch long spikes of rose-pink to magenta-purple flowers that bloom from May through June.

Landscaping With Native Plants

May 10, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/12/2011 - 7:00pm

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Gailon Hardin, past President of the Native Plant Society of Texas, will speak about the use of native plants in landscaping at the Cross Timbers Chapter May 12th meeting at 7:00 pm at Harberger Hill Community Building, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford.

Native Plant Sale

March 15, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/26/2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas will hold a native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 during the Clark Gardens Spring Festival. Clark Gardens is east of Mineral Wells off US Hwy 180 on Maddux Road.

Native Plant Society of Texas Program

February 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011 - 7:00pm

The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) will host Jason Singhurst who will present a program about prairie ecology on Thursday, March 10th at 7:00 pm at Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. The public is invited to attend.

Nature Center Program

January 15, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/10/2011 - 6:30pm

Suzanne Tuttle, Nature Center Manager of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, will present an overview of the Center and Refuge to the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Harberger Hill Community Center, 701 Narrow Street in Weatherford. The public is welcome and there is no fee for this presentation.

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