Virtual Wildscapes Workshop 2021: Nature’s Best Hope

September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Online Event
Native Plant Society - Houston Chapter

Wildscapes 2021 will be online again in late September & early October.  We will have 4 presentations over 4 evenings with an online plant sale & book sale held immediately afterward.  Get your tickets today!

September 28 

Douglas Tallamy  Nature’s Best Hope

Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. 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.

September 30

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.

October 5 

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.

October 7  

Mark Morgenstern – Native Plants of Southeast 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 near downtown.  Lists of plants & books available for sale will be posted soon. But scroll down to see a link to the 2020 list. And video recordings of some great presentations from years past.