Houston Chapter, 2021
Houston Chapter’s annual Wildscapes Workshop will be online again in late September & early October. Four presentations over four evenings with an online plant & book sale held immediately afterward.
This is a mostly online event spanning three weeks starting September 28. We will have a speaker each Tuesday and Thursday evening of the first two weeks. The native plant sale follows with online purchasing for registrants on October 9, for the public on October 10. Pickup will be on Saturday October 16, at a central location. One $15 registration entitles you to a link to the presentations and also one day of Earlybird online shopping for Wildscapes attendees only.
New this year, they have established the Wildscapes Grant Program to create new opportunities for creating or conserving native wildlife habitats and educating the public, particularly in underserved communities in the Houston area. They also seek to increase opportunities for participation for our members and the public.
Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Author Doug Tallamy – Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
Thursday, September 30, 7:00 pm
Glenn Olsen – Creating A Hummingbird Garden
The co-founder of GO Native Landscaping for Birds and Butterflies will enlighten us as to what trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds to our yards and gardens. Also, we’ll learn interesting facts about hummingbird diet and behavior, as well as learn how to properly hang and maintain hummingbird feeders.
Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Karla Klay – Saving Wild Places On A Barrier Island with Developers
Learn how Artist Boat worked with two developers to save 775 acres to date; how the work continues to save a 1,400 acre bay to beach complex; and how to begin work in your community on land conservation.
Thursday, October 7, 7:00 pm
Mark Morgenstern – Native Plants of South East Texas
The owner of native plant nursery Morning Star Prairie Plants will help you create your shopping list for the plant sale.
Plants & books will go on sale October 9 for Wildscapes ticket holders. And October 10 for everyone. Purchases will be picked up on Saturday, October 16. More information on the Houston Chapter website including plants lists and book lists.
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