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 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.
Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve
June 27, 2015
Agaricus silvaticus Schaeff
Amanita bisporigera Atkinson
Amanita flavoconia Atkinson
Amanita peckiana complex
Amanita vaginata complex
Boletus oliveisporus (Murr) Murr
Cantarellus tabernensis Feibelman & Cibula
Coltricia cinnamomea (Jacq.:Pers.)…Continue
Hello everyone! Please visit The Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve facebook page and join the group! It's an open forum so please post pictures, comments, questions, or educational links to the page! We will try and keep it as updated as possible with walks and workdays that are coming up so that you will be notified through facebook. Spread the word as this is a great way to get people involved and exploring new areas! Thanks!…Continue
I can't believe the summer of 2013 is history. It was an eventful summer. In addition to events mentioned earlier, a youth group from Triumphant Lutheran Church in San Antonio under the supervision of Youth Pastor Chris St. Clair came out on July 26 and spent several hours helping us out. We are very grateful to them for their assistance. We are also very grateful to the staff of the National Park Service for putting them in touch with us.
Joe Liggio again led a wildflower walk to…Continue