The Wildscapes Workshop at the Houston Community College is a one-day, not-to-be-missed educational event and local native plant sale. This year’s 19th annual event will involve four featured speakers in an effort to provide up-to-date information on the relationship between native plants and our local wildlife and environment, and Houston’s prairie history, culture, and its future.
The annual event is sponsored by our Houston Chapter and by Texas Parks and Wildlife. It’s on Saturday, September 9, from 8 am to 3:30pm and includes access to a native plant sale, exhibits and a box lunch, in addition to speakers – all for the price of $40 ($35 for members).
Speakers will include:
- Dan Worrall, Member of the Harris County Historical Commission on “A Historical Perspective of the Native Landscape of West Houston: Its Settlement and Use by Early Area Pioneers, Disappearance, and Future”
- Dr. John Abbott, Director of Museum Research and Collections for the University of Alabama, “Building a Pond to Attract a Diverse Array of Insects and Other Wildlife”.
- Ben Pfeiffer, founder of Firefly.org, “Fireflies of Texas: Glowing, Glowing, Gone”
- Diana Foss, Biologist with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, “Great Natives for Wildscapes Gardens”
Registration is online through EventBrite.