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BIRTH OF A MONARCH - Photos by Ilse Meyer
Monarch Caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar
turning into a chrysalis
Completed chrysalis
Developing Monarch
in chrysalis
It's A Boy!
Greetings everyone!  This is Stephen Powell, the president elect of the Tonkawa chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.  I apologize for the email going out lt later than I wanted;my job has greatly limited my free time lately. Anyway, I'm pleased to say that our speaker this month will be Jerry Evans, an excellent photographer that has catalogued photographs of the flora at the Miller Springs Nature Center in Belton that just reopened thanks to the wonderful public support after they closed months before.  He will be going over how to identify the different plants found in the center and also how to access his photo galleries so you can go back to them for reference at any time.  It's going to be spectacular;don't miss it!  The meeting will be on the 3rd floor of the Temple Public Library at 6:15 on Thursday July 26th (1 week from this Thursday)  Thank you for everyone who showed up for Michael's wildflower presentation in June; it was a great turnout and I know he appreciated it as did I.  Miller Springs is now officially open as of this past Saturday!  Come learn about the flowers that add to its beauty.  Hope to see yall there! Just like previously, all those working towards Master Gardener or Naturalist certificates will receive 1 hour of credit for attending.
Thanks again,
Stephen