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 November 2014 Program
“Going Native for Wildlife."

Presented by:
Mike Heep

Thursday November 20th @ 7:00pm.
McAllen Public Library
4001 N 23rd Street
McAllen, TX 78504

Photo by Ruth Hoyt                 

Texas Nature & Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) welcomes native plant nurseryman, Mike Heep, with a program about using native plants to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard.

Through his program, Mr. Heep will show how native plants enhance any yard, whether alongside an RV, backyard or back 40. Mr. Heep has dedicated his nursery to the propagation of native plants, including several that are fairly unique to his nursery. The program concentrates on those plants that will bring birds to your own piece of Texas real estate and keep them coming.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th. 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 five photos to show and share at the meeting. Images that can be shown on a digital projector are preferred, but prints are also welcome.

For more information about TexNEP meetings, visit the organization's website ( 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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