Tuesday, September 19, 2006

RECAP: Wildscaping for Wildlife Workshop

Saturday, September 16th, was a treat. Bobette Brashear, North Texas Master Naturalist, gave a wonderful presentation titled "What is a Wildscape?" We were up next, and I think our program about "Wildscape Design" was well-received. Next, Donna Simon, president-elect of Native Plant Society of Texas--Garland Chapter, spoke about "Using Native Plants". I really enjoyed her program, because it was an intimate look at ways homeowners can incorporate natives into their existing landscape. Well-done! Deb Bliss of City of Plano's Sustainability and Environmental Services discussed "Composting" -- so very interesting and informative. Deb is a terrific speaker, too. Unfortunately, we were unable to stay for the final program on "Ponds & Water Features" with Steve Moeller of Water Gardens.

The programs were superb, but I think we enjoyed most meeting the 100-or-so attendees. It's always fun to spend a Saturday with folks who are interested in nature-focused topics.

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