Native Plants

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Books

Butterfly Gardening for Texas (Volume 46) (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series), Geyata Ajilvsqi, Texas A&M University Press, 2013, 448 pp. 

Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard, Pam Penick, Ten Speed Press, 2013, 194 pp.

Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region, Sally Wasowski, Gulf Publishing, 2003, 405 pp.

Range Plants of North Central Texas: A Land User’s Guide to their Identification, Value, and Management, Ricky J. Linex, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2014, 345 pp.

Requiem for a Lawnmower: Gardening in a Warmer, Drier, World, Sally Wasowski, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2004, 240 pp.

Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas, George Diggs (Author), Barney Lipscomb (Editor), Linny Heagy (Illustrator), Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1999, 1640 pp.

Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife, Kelly Conrad Bender, Texas A&M, 2009, 126 pp.

The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy, Timber Press, 2014, 392 pp.

Wildflowers of Texas (A Timber Press Field Guide), Michael Eason, Timber Press, 2018, 508 pp.

Field Guides

Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies: A Field Guide, Myrna and David K Langford, Books on Working Lands, 2018, 260 pp.

Texas Wildflowers, Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, University of Texas Press, 2018, 512 pp.

Organizations and Websites

Botanical Research Institute of Texas https://brit.org/

https://www.monarchwatch.org/ Monarch Watch Education, Conservation, Research.

Native plants for firefly habitats. https://www.firefly.org/plants-for-fireflies 

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) https://npsot.org/wp/

Natural Resources Conservation Services Landscapes for Butterfly Conservation — The Webinar Portal

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. https://www.wildflower.org/

A place to buy native plant seeds: https://www.seedsource.com/

Apps

iNaturalist: iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. It’s also a crowdsourced species identification system and an organism occurrence recording tool. You can use it to record your own observations, get help with identifications, collaborate with others to collect this kind of information for a common purpose, or access the observational data collected by iNaturalist users. It is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

See this NPR news story for more on iNaturalist: here

To learn how to use inNaturalist, please visit their great video tutorials. https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials
There are directions for using your smartphone, your pc, taking photos, everything you need to know!

Seek: The Seek app (free on iOS), developed by iNaturalist, combines the gamification and collection aspects of Pokémon Go with exploration of the natural world. It works like this: The app uses your general location to populate a list of plants and animals you’re likely to encounter in the area, and each plant and animal listing in the app also includes photos and useful facts.  You can then snap photos of those species as you come across them, adding them to your virtual collection in the app.

Presentations

Management Recommendations for Native Insect Pollinators in Texas:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_w7000_1813.pdf

Identifying Milkweed: Document produced to serve as a guide to identifying milkweed varieties in Texas. It includes both native and non-native species and each entry includes color photos of the species and a map of its distribution. tpwd.texas.gov › publications › pwdpubs

Pollinator Planting Card for Texas: a two page helpful guide. pollinator-garden-cards_texas

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers, and Gardeners, PrairieParklandSubtrp.rx3

Native Plant Training

Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) offered by NPSOT. NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes located in the region in which you wish to landscape. https://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/course-descriptions

Especially for children

Texas Purple Spike photo by Jun Lao

Texas Purple Spike photo by Jun Lao

Do you have a resource that we should add to this page? Please email website@ntmn.org with the information. Thank you!

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Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Wildflower Walk - (AT) Sunday, April 28, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
April 29, 2024    
7:23 pm - 8:23 pm
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. Please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details if you want to...
May 1, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Chapter Meeting Placeholder. A further description monthly meeting will appear here as the scheduled meeting draws near. Join us in north Dallas at Dallas College...
Walk & Talk Bird Tour at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  730am-930am Join us as we go on a...
Native Plants and Prairies Day 2024 will be held Saturday May 4th at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, 521 E. Lawther...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
1st Saturday Nature Walk – Friends of LLELA (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10am-12noon Fees:  There is no additional fee for this class, just...
Night Hike at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  8pm – 10pm Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Kids’ Bird Walk- (AT) Sunday, May 5, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and...
World Migratory Bird Day - Guided Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8:30am-9:30am CST Join us for a guided...
World Migratory Bird Day – Guided Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am – 9am || 9am –...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
World Migratory Bird Day – Wild DFW Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  11am – 12noon World Migratory Bird...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Morning Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 18, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
May 18, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Dallas County Texas Master Gardener Association is holding its 2024 Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18th, from 10am - 5pm, rain or shine. Many...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks || Tree ID Walk - (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024   9am – 11am Join us for a walk through the...
Thrive Nature Walk –Lewisville Parks & Rec (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 9am-10:30am Sights of plants and wildlife, smells of fresh air and trees,...
Chandor Nature Trail Guided Hike, NPSOT Cross Timbers Chapter (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024  |  12noon – 2:30pm As a thank you for Cross Timbers...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 25, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, June 1, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
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