September 24, 10:00 a.m., Hunt Garden Club. Field trip to Riverside Nature Center. Becky Etzler, executive director of RNC, will present “Protecting the Heritage of Our Guadalupe River,” including water conservation practices and landscaping. A small donation to RNC will be appreciated. Riverside Nature Center. Visitors welcome. 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville
Addresses for Events
Fredericksburg Middle School, 110 W Travis St, FBG
Harper Public Library, 23247 US Hwy 290. Harper
Medina Garden Nursery, 3417 State Hwy 16 N, Medina
Scotts-Miracle Gro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3200 F&B Road, College Station
September 28, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m, NPSOT. Native Landscape Certification Program Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes. You will: 1) recognize the differences between native and non-native landscapes; 2) become familiar with how to install the different types of native plants into a landscape, including plant choice, purchase, placement, spacing; soil choice; bed and soil preparation; planting seeds and plants; mulching; 3) understand maintenance requirements and techniques; and 4) create maintenance schedules for different types of native plants. The course includes a classroom session and a 1.5-2 hour outdoor plant walk. $50 for members; $65 for non-members. Level 1 is a prerequisite. For information on Level 1 classes in early September and to register: https://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/. Central Texas Electric Cooperative.386 Friendship Ln, Fredericksburg
October 1, 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m., NPSOT Boerne. O. W. “Bill” Van Auken, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biology at UTSA, will present” Big Tooth Maples in Central Texas.” Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium. Visitors welcome. Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium, 140 City Park Rd, Boerne
October 2, 1:00 p.m. business meeting, 2:00 p.m., CE program, Hill Country Master Gardeners. Brian Strickland, HCMG, American Rose Society member and certified rosarian will present “Roses: Cultivating, Learning and Loving.” Hill Country Youth Event Center. HCMGs, interns.
Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy 27, KRVL
October 8, 1:00 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 1:30 p.m., NPSOT Kerrville. NPSOT Kerrville member Arlon Motsch will give a presentation about the transformation of his yard and garden to native and low maintenance plants. Riverside Nature Center. Visitors welcome.
Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St, KRVL
October 9, 8:45a.m.-12:00 p.m., Texas A&M. Turfgrass Field Day. Hear about current research activities in the Texas A&M turfgrass program. Early registration deadline September 27. $55, includes lunch. https://agriliferegister.
tamu.edu/turf. Scotts-MiracleGro Lawn and Garden Research Facility Scotts-MiracleGro Lawn and Garden Research Facility, 3100 F&B Road, College Station
October 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Harper Public Library. Beth McMahon, Gillespie County AgriLife Horticulture Agent, will present a program on bulbs for the Hill Country, including which are good to plant, which require prechilling, local heirloom bulbs and more. Free. For more information, contact Beth at 832.997.3452
Harper Public Library, 23247 US Highway 290, Harper
KERRVILLE – Trees are an important part of the Texas Hill Country landscape. With our environmental factors including heat, drought and soil conditions, trees in the Hill Country are fighting continuous challenges. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hill Country Master Gardeners are hosting a Tree Care in the Texas Hill Country program Oct. 12 in Kerrville. The program will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas Highway 27.
Presenters include Dr. David Appel, Ph.D., professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Texas A&M University, College Station, and Sheila McBride, AgriLife Extension program specialist, College Station.
“This program will be a comprehensive look at the types of trees compatible with the Texas Hill Country and some of the stress factors and diseases including oak wilt that can affect them, as well as how to address those challenges to improve the overall health of your trees,” said Roy Walston, AgriLife Extension agent for Kerr County.
Program topics will include tree benefits; identification, selection and planting; tree biology and nutrition; care and pruning; tree stress factors and treatment; and oak wilt identification and treatment. There also will be an off-site oak wilt tree injection demonstration.
The registration fee is $35 and includes snacks and a box lunch. For registration information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Kerr County at 830-257-6568 or go to https://www.hillcountrymastergardeners.org. Registration deadline is Oct. 4.
October 15, 10:00 a.m., Hunt Garden Club. Mary Frushou, a leader in the Native Plant Society of Texas Pollinator Garden Program, will present. “A Butterfly’s Dream/World Gardening or Texas Style Gardening?” Hunt United Methodist Church. Visitors Welcome.
Hunt United Methodist Church, 120 Merritt Road, Hunt
October 16, October 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Riverside Nature Center Association. As part of the RNC NEd talks series, Kevin Hartley, Sierra Club Outings Leader and Wilderness First Responder, will present “Another World: Visiting Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains parks in West Texas. Riverside Nature Center. Suggested donation: $5.
Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St, KRVL
October 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Fredericksburg ISD Community Ed. HCMN and NPSOT FBG member Chris Anderson will present “Deer Me! Native Plant Landscaping Despite the Deer.” $20. Register at 830-997-7182 or send email to email@example.com. FBG Middle School Library.
Fredericksburg Middle School, 110 W Travis St, FBG
October 22, 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m., NPSOT Fredericksburg. David Winningham, Ph.D., owner of Natives of Texas Nursery, which specializes in Madrones, will present “Madrone Lore and More,” including how to plant a Madrone tree. Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visitors welcome.
Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 North Milam St, FBG
September 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Riverside Nature Center Association’s NEd Talk. Bob Howells will present “Ugly Americans Abroad,” about well-known American species that have become environmental and economic problems elsewhere in the world. Suggested donation: $5. Riverside Nature Center. 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville
Come join the Bill Lindemann with the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center and Beth McMahon with Gillespie County AgriLife Extension for a "What is that?" public plant identification walk on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. The walk will start at 9:00 am and last approximately two hours. Participants are asked to bring their own water and wear good walking shoes. The walk will start near Pavilion One. Please contact Beth at the Gillespie County Extension office at 830-997-3452 with questions.
September 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friends of Fredericksburg Nature Center Nature Series. Carol Clark, Texas Master Naturalists and conservation specialist with Monarch Watch, will present “Native Bees for your Landscape” workshop. Limited seating. Suggested donation $10. For more information and to register see http://fredericksburgnaturecenter.com/native-bees-for-your-landscape/. Tatsch House. Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 3 miles south of downtown Fredericksburg on SH 16
UGRA along with Kerr County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Hill Country Master Gardeners, Beyond Irrigation, Medina Garden Nursery, and Hill Country Master Naturalists invites you to attend the Landscaping to Keep Our River Healthy seminar on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM. This seminar is free of charge and includes lunch. We will discuss strategies and incentives to use landscaping to conserve water and control stormwater runoff to protect our waterways. We encourage both professionals and homeowners to attend. For more information and to register, view the following link: http://www.ugra.org/images/pdf/LandscapeFlyer.pdf
September 10, 1:00 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 1:30 p.m., NPSOT Kerrville. Craig Childs, Program Manager for Roberts Ranch, will present “YMCA Roberts Ranch: Education, Nature Preserve, and Research Center.
Riverside Nature Center. Visitors welcome. 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville
September 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Gillespie County AgriLife. GC AgriLife agents Beth McMahon and Shea Nebgen, will present “Grow It Cook It: Trendy Cauliflower.” Recipes and tastings included. Cost $15. Call GC Extension Office at 830.997.3452 to register. Gillespie County TAMU AgriLife Extension Office. 95 Frederick Road, Fredericksburg
September 4, 1:00 p.m. business meeting, 2:00 p.m., CE program, Hill Country Master Gardeners. HCMG “Of Leaf and Limb” vegetable gardening columnist Allen Mace will present a program on fall vegetable gardening. Hill Country Youth Event Center. HCMGs, interns. 3785 Highway 27, Kerrville
September 4, 10:00 a.m. Riverside Nature Center and UGRA’s EduScape series. Pete Van Dyke will explain permaculture, contours and swales and will explain how to utilize them in your landscape. Space is limited. RSVP to RNC.firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.257.4837. Upper Guadalupe River Authority classroom. 125 Lehmann Drive, Kerrville
September 3, 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m., NPSOT Boerne. Nyta Brown, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department superintendent at Old Bat Tunnel State Park in Fredericksburg will present "Bats as Pollinators." Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium. 140 City Park Road, Boerne Visitors welcome.
Registration 1:30 p.m.; workshop 2:00-5:00 p.m. Cibolo Nature Conservancy, Conservation Easement Workshop. For more info, contact Carolyn Vogel, 512.633.4995 or email@example.com. Cibolo Nature Center auditorium. Register online @www.cibolo.org. $20, walk-ins welcome.
Riverside Nature Center/UGRA EduScape Talk. Dr. Chrissie Segars, turf grass specialist, will talk about the benefits of using turf grasses in your landscape and different ways they can help the environment. UGRA classroom, space is limited. RSVP to RNC, 830.257.4837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill Country Master Gardeners. Merry Langlinais, naturalist, author and photographer of western Bandera County, will present, “Hill Country Butterflies and Their Host Plants.” Copies of Merry’s book, Critters of Red Heart/The Winged Ones II, will be available for sale for $ 27.04 with tax (cash, local checks, credit cards accepted; not smartphone apps). Hill Country Youth Event Center. HCMGs, interns.
TAMU Agrilife Extension will present Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Training. NOTE: This is not an Advanced Training class, and therefore, not eligible for reimbursement. Fee $100. Go to https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/youth-gardens-program/ to register. Check dates and times on website.
Annual conference including educational programs, mini pecan short course and a tour. For details go to https://tpga.org/tpga-events/. $160 for non-TPGA members Check date and times for details on website. Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center. June 22 deadline for block room rates.
Gardeners. A panel of HCMGs will answer your questions about plants and gardening. Please submit your questions in advance to Edna Platte at email@example.com to allow time for panel members to do research, if necessary. Hill Country Youth Event Center. HCMGs, interns.
June 25, 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m., NPSOT Fredericksburg. Jessica Beckham, Ph.D., will discuss Texas bumble bees – their lifecycle, their adaptation as the perfect pollinator and her research regarding their population status in Texas. Her interest is in finding ways that humans and bumble bees can peacefully coexist in an increasingly urbanized world. Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visitors welcome.
June 25, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Upper Guadalupe River Authority. Znobia Wooten, Native American Seed, will discuss the use of native pants and wildflowers and help you choose the perfect flowers for your landscape. UGRA Room 100. Free and open to the public.
May 28, 6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m., NPSOT Fredericksburg. Shannon Brown, permaculture designer, holistic management practitioner and low impact development construction inspector, will present “Rainscaping – the Next Generation of Water-Wise Landscaping.” Memorial Presbyterian Church. Visitors welcome.
May 23, 1:00 p.m., Riverside Nature Center and UGRA, Pam Umstead, HCMG and member of the UGRA EduScape design team, will present a program on pervious hardscapes and the benefits of xeriscaping. Space is limited. RSVP to RNC at 830.257.4837 or firstname.lastname@example.org. UGRA classroom.
May 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Gillespie County AgriLife, Beth McMahon and Shea Nebgen, GC AgriLife agents, will present “Grow It Cook It: Heat Beating Sweet Potatoes.” Recipes and tastings included. Cost $15 or $25 for this program and “Trendy Cauliflower” on September 6. Call GC Extension Office at 830.997.3452 to register. Gillespie County TAMU AgriLife Extension Office.