Volunteer: Native Plant Garden @ Houston Zoo

June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014

Volunteer for Workdays at the
Joint NPSOT-H / GCMN (Gulf Coast Master Naturalist)
Native Plant Garden at the Houston Zoo

Workdays are on weekday mornings (during the Zoo’s horticulture personnels’ working hours), approximately once per month. Contact Sally Hilliard to volunteer: sallyhilliard2@gmail.com

The native plant garden at the Houston Zoo was started by NPSOT-H  member Lisa Yelenick in 2008. Today it is jointly managed by the Native Plant Society of Texas – Houston Chapter and by the GCMN and chaired by NPSOT-H’s Sally Hilliard. Thanks to regular maintenance by our joint organizations and wonderful support by the Houston Zoo, it is looking fantastic!  See photos from the beginning to now at https://picasaweb.google.com/GCMN.PHOTOS/HoustonZooNativePlantGarden.

UPDATE June 16, 2016 – Dear NPSOT Zoo Volunteers!

After a long dry spell of workdays (due to a long wet spell), we are planning another workday at the zoo! If you can come, please join us on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 8:30 am at the entrance to the zoo. Besides doing a little weeding, the Audubon Society has given some native milkweeds to plant in our beds. We are very excited!

I know you have noticed that it is pretty hot and humid, so I don’t anticipate our workday going more than 2 hours. We are starting early, hoping that it won’t be too bad. I will bring some ice water. Be sure to wear protective clothing. I read an article in the Houston Chronicle about all the wet weather encouraging insects, so it would be a good idea to put on insect repellant, as well.

Wear gloves, and a hat, and bring (if you have them) a trowel and clippers. Thanks so much for joining the team to keep our Native beds looking good. It’s always fun to see the zoo, too!

Let me know if you can come by replying (click here)! Thanks! Hope to see you next Tuesday (June 21st),.. Sally Hilliard