Jun
22
8:30 AM08:30

Gillespie County TAMU Agrilife - Landowner Workshop

Gillespie County TAMU AgriLife Extension Office will present “Managing Your Piece of Texas: Gillespie County Landowner Workshop.”

The seminar will include Planting for Wildlife, Identifying Tree Diseases, Riparian Areas and How to Manage Them, Tax Valuation Options, Wildfire Prevention, Tree Selection, Planting and Care.

Cost is $20 and lunch is included.

Class limited to 100 participants.

Call the extension office at 830.997.3452 by June 20 to RSVP.

Pay ahead.

Hill Country University Center

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Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Hill Country Master Gardeners

Hill Country Master Gardeners

1:00 p.m. Business Meeting.

2:00 p.m. Continuing Ed

Chris Anderson, Hill Country Master Naturalist and Friends of Enchanted Rock Tour Guide will present a virtual tour of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Hill Country Youth Event Center.

HCMGs and interns.

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Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

Cibilo Nature Center

The Cibolo Nature Center will host a garden tour and a program on planting herbs.

Cost is $5 for members, $7 for non-members.

For more information contact ben@cibolo.org.

To register, go to the event date on the calendar at Cibolo.org/calendar. Herff Farm.

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May
22
6:30 PM18:30

NSPOT Fredericksburg

 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Susan Sander, founder of Riverside Nature Center and current Education Advisor at Bamberger Ranch Preserve, will present “What Birds Have Taught Me about Plants.”

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Visitors welcome

 

 

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Cibolo Nature Center and Farm

Compost Queens, a family-owned food waste collection and compost service, will present a program on residential and commercial composting methods and systems

 $15 per person

To register online and for more details click on the event in the calendar on Cibolo.org website

Herff Farm Teaching Barn

 

 

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May
5
8:30 AM08:30

NSPOT Fredericksburg

Native Landscape Certification Program

Instructors Kathy Lyles and Chris Anderson will present Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes, including a classroom session and two-hour plant walk.

Limited class size, register ahead, $35.

For class details and to register go to https://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/.

For location and class-specific questions, contact Chris Anderson, NLCP Host Chapter Program Mgr, sligo.canine@gmail.com, 830-998-8559.

Central Texas Electric Cooperative conference room

 

 

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May
1
6:30 PM18:30

NSPOT Boerne

 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Michael Eason, author of newly released “Wildflowers of Texas” field guide and conservation botanist at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens will discuss his book.

Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium

Visitors welcome

 

 

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Cultivar Farms in Boerne - Field Trip

Leave Hill Country Youth Event Center at 9:00 a.m. for tour of the garden at 10:00 a.m.

Directions from Kerrville: Exit 538 (Ranger Creek ) off IH 10, cross the hwy and access road, turn left at the second street. The garden is 2 blocks down on left at 122 Commerce Ave. Directions from Boerne: Turn off of Main Street at “Two Fat Boys.”

For more information call Judy Beauford at 210 380 3171

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Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension - Gillespie County

Hands-on plant propagation class.

The first half will consist of a broad overview on the science behind plant propagation, as well as general methods of propagating your plants. The second half will demonstrate three different methods to replicate your plants.

Workshop limited to 30 people. Cost of the class is $20; participants must pay ahead to hold their spot in class.

For more information or to register, contact the GC Extension Office at 830.997.3452. Gillespie County Extension Office

 Open to the public

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

NSPOT Fredericksburg

 6:30 p.m. social followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Monica McGarrity, TPWD’s Austin Aquatic Invasive Species Team leader will present “Growing Healthy Creeks by Managing and Preventing Arundo Infestations.”

Memorial Presbyterian Church

 Visitors welcome

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Cibolo Nature Center and Farm

 “Texas: Protecting our Lands/Preserving Our Living Heritage.”

TPWD Executive Director Carter Smith and Dr. Roel Lopez, Director of the TAMU Natural Resources Institute will speak.

RSVP 830.249.4616 or nature@cibolo.org.

UT San Antonio, Denman Room.

Free & open to the public.

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Apr
10
1:30 PM13:30

NSPOT Kerrville

Chris Anderson, immediate past president of the Fredericksburg Chapter of NPSOT and Hill Country Master Naturalist, will present "Mistakes and Solutions to Landscaping in the Hill Country."

Riverside Nature Center

Visitors welcome

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Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

Identification of the most common woody plants in the Texas Hill Country.

Jim Stanley will give a presentation on the identification of the most common woody plants in the Texas Hill Country. He has been a member of the Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country Chapter since 2002. For the past 8 years he has written the weekly column, “Hill Country Naturalist”, for the Kerrville Daily Times. He is the author of Hill Country Landowner’s Guide published by Texas A & M Press in 2009, for which he received the Native Plant Society of Texas, Carroll Abbott Memorial Award. In 2014 his second book, A Beginner’s Handbook for Rural Texas Landowners: How to Live in the Country Without Spoiling It, was published. His latest book, Hill Country Ecology: Essays on Plants, Animals, Water and Land Management, was published in July of 2017. Jim Stanley’s books will be available for purchase following the meeting.

This is a FREE public program.

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Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

NSPOT Boerne

6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Tania Homayoun, TPWD Texas Nature Trackers Biologist, will present “Texas Nature Trackers: Discovering Populations & Documenting Change for Conservation.” This presentation will introduce the Texas Nature Trackers program and how it uses iNaturalist to support the Wildlife Diversity Program's conservation work.

Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium

Visitors welcome

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 NPSOT Fredericksburg
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

NPSOT Fredericksburg

NPSOT Fredericksburg

 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at

7:00 p.m.

 John Huecksteadt, Hill Country Master Naturalist and NPSOT member, will discuss forbs and how to identify them

 Memorial Presbyterian Church

 Visitors welcome

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HCMG Training
Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

HCMG Training

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fruit Trees – Dr. Larry Stein; Trees – Selection, Maintenance and Disease Management/Erin Wieser

Hill Country Youth Event Center

Trainees, HCMGs and interns

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Hunt Garden Club
Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Hunt Garden Club

Hunt Garden Club

10:00 a.m.

Kevin Pillow, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited Kerrville franchise, will present “Bats, Birds and Boxes” to prepare for the influx of spring migrants

Hunt United Methodist Church

Visitors Welcome

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HCMG Training
Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

HCMG Training

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Entomology 101/Molly Keck; Worm Farm field trip/Patty Zohlen February 22: Weed Identification and Chemical Safety/ Elizabeth McMahon; Fire-wise Landscaping/Carol Hagemeier

Hill Country Youth Event Center

Trainees, HCMGs and interns

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HCMG Training
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

HCMG Training

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NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Texas Super Stars/Duane Robinson; Herbs – Care and Culture Adaptive to Hill Country/Carol Seminara

Hill Country Youth Event Center

Trainees, HCMGs and interns

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