Judit Green, a San Antonio biologist, will present a talk,”Wildscaping: Landscaping to Benefit Wildlife,” on September 13 at the Gillespie County Agricultural Extension Service Building, 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg, beginning at 7:00pm. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center as part of their Nature Series programs held monthly during the school year. This program marks the eleventh year for these programs to promote nature in the Texas Hill Country. The free program is open to the public.
Green, a graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Science, has been an urban biologist in San Antonio for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the past 23 years. She conducts outreach and technical guidance on conservation of natural resources that benefit wildlife, landscapes and water. Green helped organize the first chapter of the Master Naturalists in Texas in 1996 and still serves as an advisor to the founding Alamo Area Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Program.
Green will discuss how native plants and special features can create a beautiful landscape that invites wildlife to your backyard. Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds with nectar-rich flowers is an easy task. With the addition of simple components can improve the landscape to attract frogs, lizards, songbirds and small mammals. Including a water feature and fruit bearing shrubs will provide the three necessities for sustaining wildlife: food, water and cover. Green will discuss the features that can be incorporated in the landscape, such as drought-hardy native plants, to improve habitat as well as conserving water.
For more information on this program or the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, please call Jane Crone at 830-990-9823.