August 10 Chapter Meeting: “Native Orchid Conservation Across Texas” with Adam Black 

Join NPSOT-Williamson County on Thursday, August 10, 2023, when our featured topic will be Native Orchid Conservation Across Texas with Adam Black.  Free and open to the public. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.  Our guest speaker’s presentation begins after a short business meeting.

Please note: our in-person location this month is the Georgetown Parks & Rec Administration Building, not the Georgetown Public Library.

==> If you attend in person, we’re at the Georgetown Parks & Rec Administration Building, 1101 N College St, Georgetown, Texas 78626If you attend in person, you are giving consent to be videoed for Zoom and YouTube (if the meeting is to be posted on YouTube). Come early (6:30 PM) for expert advice, to check out the seed swap board, or just to visit.

==> To attend via Zoom instead of in person, register at

About our topic: From the Pineywoods to the Chihuahuan Desert, various species of orchids inhabit a number of dwindling habitats across Texas. Learn of Adam’s collaborative adventures and challenges tracking down and pollinating the state’s rarest species for conservation purposes.

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About our speaker: Adam Black is a lifelong plant enthusiast who combines his experience in the fields of botany and horticulture by collaborating with various botanical gardens, universities and governmental agencies in documenting and collecting imperiled species for the purposes of research and conservation. Formerly a Texas resident, he is currently Director of Horticulture and Plant Conservation at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum in Charlotte, NC but continues to collaboratively focus on the conservation of rare Texas plants.

At every meeting, we give away a book — about native plants or the meeting topic — to one randomly chosen attendee!

Have an idea for a speaker?  Let Program Leader Susie Hickman know via  email to

NPSOT-Williamson County meetings are free and open to the public. We hope you attend!  Meetings may be in person, virtual, or both, so be sure to check details in the meeting announcement. Meetings are announced on our website, our calendar and Facebook. See info about upcoming topics on our page Wilco Home.