Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve

The Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve is a 501c (3) non-profit organization in Warren Texas, about 45 miles north of Beaumont and was created by the late Geraldine Watson, one of the activists who worked to create the Big Thicket National Preserve.  This website of the Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve is open to the public for viewing.  Contents are posted by a group of volunteers at the preserve.

The Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve has many rare and endangered species of native plants, including seven species of orchids, four of the five types of carnivorous plants native to North America, and ten species of ferns.  Geraldine Watson had discovered a site that exhibited almost all of the plant communities for which the Big Thicket is famous.  She purchased it and worked to restore it to its original condition.

The preserve is open to the public at no charge and guided tours may sometimes be arranged (281-421-2469).  Read more about the Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve by clicking the About tab to link to a Google document about the Preserve.   

Photo of Chapman's Orchid by Pauline Singleton

Latest Activity

Lisa Traavis is now a member of Watson Preserve
35 minutes ago
Pauline Singleton left a comment for Albert Capizzo
"Welcome.  It's a great place for nature photographers. Pauline Singleton"
Monday
Albert Capizzo is now a member of Watson Preserve
Jul 10
Lisa Appelbaum posted a blog post

July Bloom Schedule

Continuing from JuneNew for July…See More
Jun 30
Candace McKee liked Candace McKee's profile
Jun 15
Candace McKee left a comment for Candace McKee
"Thanks! Do you know how to update our profile and add photo?"
Jun 15
Candace McKee posted a status
"How do we update our profile information? Thanks"
Jun 15
Linda Knowles liked Lisa Appelbaum's blog post June Bloom Schedule
Jun 15
Lisa Appelbaum posted a blog post

June Bloom Schedule

Continuing from MayNew for June…See More
Jun 15
Lisa Appelbaum posted a blog post

June Bloom Schedule

Continuing from MayNew for June…See More
May 29
kathleen appelbaum liked Pauline Singleton's blog post No Title
May 28
Lisa Appelbaum posted blog posts
May 28
kathleen appelbaum liked Lisa Appelbaum's blog post May Bloom Schedule
May 3
Lisa Appelbaum posted a blog post

May Bloom Schedule

Continuing from AprilNew for May…See More
May 1
Lisa Appelbaum posted a blog post

April Bloom Schedule

Continuing from MarchNew for April…See More
Apr 21
sonnia hill commented on Lisa Appelbaum's blog post April Bloom Schedule
"So much blooming.  I have to visit soon.  Thanks, Lisa."
Apr 1
 

Photos

Blog Posts

July Bloom Schedule

Posted by Lisa Appelbaum on June 30, 2024 at 9:44pm 0 Comments

Continuing from June New for July
Small Butterwort Pinguicula pumila Rush Bladderwort Utricularia juncea
Pink Sundew Drosera capillaris…
Continue

June Bloom Schedule

Posted by Lisa Appelbaum on May 29, 2024 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Continuing from May New for June
Small Butterwort Pinguicula pumila Pink Sundew Drosera capillaris
Tuberous Grasspink Calopogon tuberosus…
Continue

May Bloom Schedule

Posted by Lisa Appelbaum on May 1, 2024 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Continuing from April New for May
Dwarf Sundew Drosera brevifolia Zigzag Bladderwort Utricularia subulata
Small Butterwort Pinguicula pumila…
Continue

April Bloom Schedule

Posted by Lisa Appelbaum on April 1, 2024 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Continuing from March New for April
Pale Pitcher Plant Sarracenia alata Zigzag Bladderwort Utricularia subulata
Small Butterwort Pinguicula pumila…
Continue
 
 
 

Donations

Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve is a 501c3 charitable corporation, and donations, while never a requirement for a visit, are always welcome and are tax-deductible.

If you would like to make a donation to support the preserve, please send a check to Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve, PO Box 533, Warren, TX 77664 or use the button below to use your credit card or Paypal.

If you wish to confirm our status with the IRS, our EIN is 80-0316780

EVENTS

Wildflower Walk

Saturday, August 3rd at 9:30 Joe Liggio and volunteers will tell us the history of the preserve and we will see what is looking beautiful. Chapman's Orchids should be blooming this month.

Volunteer Workday

Saturday, TBD 9am to Noon

 We will provide water and snacks.

For regular updates you can

Subscribe to our email newsletter

Members

© 2024   Created by Linda Knowles.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service