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Next Meeting of the San Antonio NPSOT Chapter:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Natural History of Milkweeds

Milkweeds represent one of the more unique groups of wildflowers in Texas. Join TPWD’s Craig Hensley, Park Interpreter at Guadalupe River State Park, for a look at the characteristics and diversity of milkweeds in Texas with a focus on the Hill Country. You’ll also learn about their relationship to monarchs, queens, and the host of other insects that utilize these plants.

Note: The TPWD guide for the Identification of Milkweeds (Asclepias, Family Apocynaceae) in Texas is now published.
http://tinyurl.com/TexasMilkweedID

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6:30 pm – Social time, snacks, plant exchange
7:00 pm – Meeting and program
Lions Field Adult Center
2809 Broadway (corner of Mulberry & Broadway by Brackenridge Park)
Map to Lions Field Adult Center http://tinyurl.com/LionsField-SA

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A Call for Help with Native Plant Research
A local Chemistry Professor at UIW, and a NPSOT Member, Dr. Brian McBurnett is looking for other NPSOT Members to help him and his students on a research project involving native plants that are or have been used for natural dyes. He is seeking members with access to these kinds of plants. He has provided a one sheet list of the plants, as well as a spreadsheet with additional information regarding the dye color for each.

If you interested in helping, please reach out to Dr. McBurnett via email. As you all know, it is very hard for researchers to access private lands to study our native Texas flora. Please help if you can. Thank you for your support!

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