“Gardening for Wildlife” will be the presentation given by Elizabeth McGreevy at the September 18 meeting of the Highland Lakes Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.
“By inviting wildlife to seek refuge on our property, the homeowner can watch, enjoy, and appreciate wild things up close and personal,” said Fred Zagst, vice president of the group and program chairman. “Attracting wildlife by planting trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses at one’s home, school, or place of work helps our wildlife, and it’s fun for both young and old alike!”
Loss of habitat is one of the greatest pressures on the survival of our native wildlife. Birds, butterflies, and other wild things need native plants. “We can help reverse the decline of wildlife by designing our landscapes to attract wildlife,” Zagst added.
Chances are good that whatever you desire – birds, butterflies, frogs or even lizards – will be visiting your own back yard when you add plants that are wildlife friendly!
The meeting will be held Saturday, September 18, at the Marble Falls Public Library meeting room. A social time with refreshments starts at 1 p.m. The program begins at 1:30. The meeting is open to the public and visitors are encouraged and welcome.
McGreevy’s presentation will cover the principles of attracting wildlife in the landscape, known as Wildscaping, as well as exploring how wildlife interacts with the garden.
McGreevy is a Certified Permaculture Designer, with a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Biology.