Recording available for March 9, 2023’s “Identification and Reporting of Invasive Pests in Texas Landscapes” with Ashley Morgan-Olvera

The video recording of our March 9, 2023 chapter meeting is now available with Identification and Reporting of Invasive Pests in Texas Landscapes, presented by Ashley Morgan-Olvera

You’ll find the video on our YouTube channel at this link.   The speaker presentation begins at 8:03, after the business portion of the chapter meeting.

You can see business slides for 2023 chapter meetings here, listed by date.

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.

Native Plant Rescue: Saturday, March 25, Sun City area

logo for Native Plant Rescue Project

Announcing NPSOT-Williamson County’s partnership with the Good Water Master Naturalist’s Native Plant Rescue Project. Working together, we will be able to expand the impact of rescuing native plants from development. Read more at this link.

And this news from the Native Plant Rescue Project:

We have a plant rescue in the Sun City area on March 25, 2023 at 9:30am. All rescuers who attend must be NPSOT members due to landowner requirements. (Join NPSOT here.)

Sign up for the rescue at this link:  Limited spots available.

This rescue is for NPSOT members only.  You may not bring family members or guests.  This is the first of two rescues scheduled at this location, which is about 5 acres.  Our focus for this rescue is the spring ephemerals at most risk of disturbance.  We hope to schedule the second rescue in the fall immediately prior to construction.  Parking will be across the street from the site, and you will have to cross the road to access the site.  A portable wagon may be useful.  Bring your own tools and pots for transport.

Partial plant list:

  • Goldeneye Phlox (Phlox roemeriana)
  • Four Nerve Daisy
  • Wedgeleaf Spurge (Euphorbia longicruris)
  • Corn Salad sp (maybe Valerianella radiata)
  • Dwarf Verbena (Glandularia pumila)
  • This rescue hasn’t been fully scouted, but the land quality is high. I know we will find many more treasures. I will try to add to this list before the rescue. (It will be updated on SignUpGenius.)

We have multiple school gardens you can also rescue plants for!  Feel free to pot up a few rescues for our elementary school gardens in RRISD and GISD.

For confidentiality reasons, the exact location and parking info will be emailed to those who sign up on the Friday before the rescue. As always, please don’t share details of the rescue with others, and please do not bring guests that are not current NPSOT members.

If you have  questions, please contact the Native Plant Rescue Project using this form.