The mission of TexNEP is to provide a forum for individuals interested in the field of nature photography and the environment,
provide education, gather and disseminate information, and promote nature photography
as an art form and medium of communication.


TexNEP May 2015 Program
“Butterflies and Host Plants
in the
Rio Grande Valley””

Presented by:
Anita Westervelt

Thursday May 21st @ 7:00pm.
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

Photos by Linda Pollack and Anita Westervelt

Texas Nature & Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) welcomes you, the members and guests, to hear Anita Westervelt, Vice President of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist, give a presentation on Butterflies and Host Plants in the Rio Grande Valley. “Now is the time to prepare for fall butterfly migration,” Westervelt said. The talk will include host and nectar plants that can easily be planted and neglected in a backyard. “The payoff is a relatively effortless way to bring dozens of butterflies to your doorstep and avoid hours of travelling to get those perfect photographs of spectacular butterflies that live in and migrate through the Valley,” she said.

Westervelt is a freelance photojournalist and public relations and crises communication director.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st. Meetings are held at the new headquarters of the McAllen Public Library, 4001 North 23rd Street (Nolana and 23rd).

There is no admission charge to attend meetings and participants are encouraged to bring up to three photos to show and share at the meeting. Images that can be shown on a digital projector are preferred, but prints are also welcome.

The TexNEP May field trip will be discussed at the Thursday meeting.

For more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the organization's website (; Facebook “Texas Nature and Environmental Photographers” or contact Greg Storms, TexNEP's Program Chairman, by email at


TexNEP members range from the professional to the newbie who are interested in nature photography. We welcome film and digital shooters. Programs each month feature a guest speaker and a chance for members to share and discuss their images with others. Also each month a selected member will display images from one of their favorite places. Field trips are planned on the weekends after the Thursday meetings to one of the many Rio Grande Valley photo hotspots.
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