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The Native Plant Society of Texas celebrates Texas Native Plant Month and  National Native Plant Month in April 2023!

Some of the benefits of native plants:

Provide seeds, nuts, nectar and fruits for birds,

bats,  pollinating insects, and butterflies.

Attract insects for birds to consume.

Provide habitats for birds, wildlife and 

larval host plants for butterflies.

Protect the soil with long root systems.  

Require less maintenance compared

to introduced species. 

Minimize the use of fertilizers and pesticides.  

Add beauty to the landscape and preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.


Source: The benefits of going native by the NPSOT


Special dates
to get involved and spread the word!

Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF).

First launched in 2014, Latino Conservation Week was created to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources.

Learn more about Latino Conservation Week 2023; find partners and events in your area and/or how to partner with Latino Conservation Week. 

#latinoconservationweek    July 15 - 23


The first Earth Day Proclamation
for Dripping Springs, Texas!

The Dripping Springs community celebrated its first Earth Day proclamation on April 5, 2022, and these are among the groups  recognized for their community education and advocacy: 

LIGHTS OUT TEXAS for migrating birds!

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Every spring and fall, between a third and a quarter of all birds migrating at night through the United States travel through Texas. Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness, and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually. Learn more about the Lights Out Texas campaign and how to help, especially during peak migration periods by turning off lights between 11 pm and 6 am. 

Spring Migration Dates*

Full Spring Migration Period:  March 1 - June 15

Peak Migration Period:  April 19 - May 7

Spring Migration Dates*

Full Fall Migration Period: August 15 - November 30
Peak Migration Period: September 5 - October 29
*Migration dates vary from year to year. Please visit the Audubon Texas website for the latest dates.

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