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We are the Williamson County Chapter (NPSOT-Wilco) of the Native Plant Society of Texas, a 501(c)(3) organization. Our numerous activities provide nature education, outdoor recreation, and projects that help restore and beautify public and private landscapes in Williamson County, Texas. Our meetings and events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Monthly chapter meetings feature phenomenal guest speakers (the 2nd Thursday of each month — 7:00 to 8:30pm — Zoom & in-person). Our field trips, also monthly, might be local in Williamson County, elsewhere in Central Texas, or adventures farther afield. In the spring we hold native plant sales, working with local growers to ensure our inventory is suitable to the area. We post announcements in our Blog and on our Facebook.
Chapter Meetings & Speakers – 2023 Calendar
Meetings are both in-person and virtual unless noted otherwise. If you attend in-person, you are giving consent to be videoed for Zoom and YouTube.
- January 12, 2023 – Bicycling with Butterflies with Sara Dykman (on YouTube*)
- February 9, 2023 – Native Host Plants for Texas Moths with Lynne & Jim Weber (on YouTube*)
- March 9, 2023 – Identification and Reporting of Invasive Pests in Texas Landscapes with Ashley Morgan-Olvera (on YouTube*)
- NEXT MEETING=> April 13, 2023 – in person & virtural – In Praise of Cactus with Brian Loflin, co-author of Texas Cacti: A Field Guide (Zoom info to be added soon.)
- May 11, 2023 – Medicinal Applications of Native Plants by Native Americans with Ricky Linex (1 hour)
- June 8, 2023 – Living Soil: The World Beneath Our Feet with Jim Bodon
- July 13, 2023 – Annual Chapter Meeting
- August 10, 2023 – Native Orchids with Adam Black
- September 14, 2023 – Central Texas Seed Savers with Colleen Dieter
- October and November – to be announced
- December 14, 2023 – Annual holiday gathering and silent auction
- Previous years
*Our YouTube channel is here.
- Meetings are 7:00 to 8:30 PM, via Zoom and in-person. A short business meeting is followed by a guest speaker presentation.
- In-person, we normally meet at the Georgetown Public Library (2nd floor), 402 West 8th St, Georgetown, TX, 78626. If we are at a different location that month, it’s announced in our Blog, on Facebook and at chapter meetings.
- Come early (6:30 pm) for expert advice, plant identification “clinic” help and to check out the seed swap board.
- Preregister to attend via Zoom.
- The registration button/link for any given meeting will be found in that meeting’s blog post announcement, typically published 3 weeks before the meeting date.
- If permission was granted to us by the speaker, we post a recording on our YouTube channel.
Field Trips – What’s Next, What’s Later
Please check this page before heading out to a field trip. Details for planned trips are announced here and in our Blog. We’ll post any updates or scheduling changes here.
Our field trips are open to the public. Reservations are not required unless noted in the blog post announcement. You will be asked to sign a state NPSOT waiver for participation. Come dressed appropriately for the weather and terrain, and bring your own water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, and walking stick.
Questions or comments? Contact our Field Trip Committee.
- NEXT FIELD TRIP => April 29, 2023 – Phil Hardberger Park, San Antonio, 10:00am. Details to be announced closer to the date.
- August 2023 – Hidden Springs Preserve Plant Survey #8
- September 30, 2023 – San Antonio Botanical Garden
- October 2023 – Hidden Springs Preserve Plant Survey #9
Native Plant Sales – Plans, When & Where
Our spring and fall native plant sales are held at locations in Williamson County. We announce the details in our Blog and on Facebook.
Our most recent native plant sale was in spring 2023, held in March and April. We’ll announce our fall 2023 sale in late summer.
Below: Berry Springs Park & Preserve, Georgetown, Texas