Member and visitor meetings, usually on 1st Tuesday of the month, September through April. Meeting time 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm . Location: North Garland Branch Library, 3845 North Garland Avenue, Garland, TX 75040
I am a native Dallasite, North Texas Master Naturalist and suburban homeowner.
I grew up in a family that loved nature – but it was always someplace we went to, not where we lived. I started down the same path as an adult, but slowly began a shift toward gardening for nature. What I found was that if you plant it, they will come.
Insects are essential if you want to invite wildlife into your yard. Birds, toads and lizards like insects for breakfast, lunch and dinner….and as a bonus, insects are interesting!
Gardening for wildlife diversity in general, and pollinators specifically, is not just planting a couple of plants. It requires different practices and procedures. Nature is not a flat lawn with a tree.
Our metroplex is the southern part of what was historically the Blackland Prairie ecological region. Even though this ecosystem is functionally extinct, collectively we can plan our yards to be habitable to many of the smaller species native to our area. Suburban/Urban settings are now considered a potentially important lifeline to preserving species diversity.
Learn some concepts to transform your yard into a vibrant habitat instead of a just piece of land that surrounds your house.
Learn how to bring nature home.
Work session information:
Materials: Wear work gloves, long pants, protective eyewear, and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.
Generally held the Saturday after each meeting 9 – 11 a.m.
Locations: Locations vary and are announced by email or on our web site. They will be at 1770 Holford Rd, 1787 Holford Rd, 4848 N. Garland Ave near Academy Sports, or 4695 Ranger Drive near the Naaman Forest High School baseball parking area.
More DFW Area Prairie Walks: http://public.ntmn.org/2018-native-prairie-walks
Other DFW Nature Activities: http://public.ntmn.org/calendar
https://vimeo.com/245113129 – video of project at 1787 Holford Copy and paste the URL on a new page to view the video.
Keep Garland Beautiful is having a Monarch Demonstration Garden Work Day
Spring Creek Forest Preserve, 1770 Holford, Garland, TX
POSTPONED to September 30, Sunday, 1 pm to 3 pm
Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest. http://www.springcreekforest.org/
North Texas Master Naturalists. http://public.ntmn.org/
For Society information:
Maureen Bly, President, Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest
Cell phone: 972-814-0902
For General Preserve information:
Garland Parks and Recreation Department
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