The Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society will host a lecture about Bats in Texas presented by Laura Veloz at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Cherry Park Community Building, 313 Davis St. in Weatherford.Veloz is the Natural Scientist/Volunteer Coordinator at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. A native of Mexico City, Veloz received a B.S. degree in biology from Texas Christian University. Working at the Nature Center for over 13 years, Veloz has focused her studies on insects, reptiles and bats.Her presentation will be dedicated to the uniqueness of bats, their importance and the local diversity of bats in North Central Texas. The Cross Timbers Chapter of the NPSOT meets the second Thursday of the month (except July and December) at its new location, Cherry Park Community Center, 313 Davis Street (west side of Cherry Park) in Weatherford. The Chapter Business meeting is at 6:30 pm followed by a social at 6:45 pm with the presentation starting at 7 p.m. Our mission is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach and example. For more information, visit the website http://npsot.org/CrossTimbers or contact Eileen Porter 817-596-5567. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.