Monday, June 21, 2021, 7:00PM
Program: Choosing Pollinator Friendly Plants: Understanding Nature's Complex Connections by Neela de Zoysa
Neela de Zoysa
Flowers bloom from early spring to late fall and their pollinators range from generalists to specialists. These pollinators have many stages in their life cycle and are connected to the web of nature in complex ways. For instance, butterflies and moths have caterpillar stages that need foliage of plants to survive and song birds depend on caterpillars for their food. Understanding these dynamics will help us choose plants wisely for our own gardens.
Neela is a botanist, instructor at Native Plant Trust and former FARNWR board member.
This program will be virtual via Zoom. To register, click HERE. The zoom invite will be sent to registrants on the morning of June 21st.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00 - 5:30PM
Learn about pollinators, create buzzworthy crafts and even build a bee-home for backyard.
In person! At the Visitor Center
To register, click here.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:00PM
June Program: A House for Wren, a Book Talk by Julie Beever
A House for Wren A House for Wren is a picture book that showcases a number of colorful birds, including birds that we see locally, and their nesting habits, as Wren searches for the perfect house. It is educational, entertaining, and appeals to birders and nature lovers of all ages, helping to increase awareness of the wonders of birds and enjoyment of birding.
Author Julie Beever taught elementary reading to struggling readers for over 20 years. Her own love of reading began early, when her mother made up stories and rhymes to keep her young children amused. Her love of birds began soon after. Julie divides her time between the South Texas brush country of Pearsall and the Texas hill country of Concan, where she enjoys photography, birding, and writing.
Julie will share her bird and wildlife photography, inspiration and creative process for writing the book, and read excerpts from the book for us, too!
This program will be virtual via Zoom. To register, click HERE. The zoom invite will be sent to registrants on the morning of June 23rd.
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