July 2, 2022
July 3, 2022 - July 4, 2022
July 7, 2022
July 9, 2022
Lifecycles of local Butterflies and Moths: Farrar Stockton, Assistant Curator, Cockrell Butterfly CenterGardeners and nature enthusiasts interested in bringing butterflies and moths to the garden must know how to identify their caterpillars to avoid harming them. Through exquisite photography, Farrar Stockton reveals the fascinating metamorphosis of local butterflies and moths.
How, When and Why to Prune Trees, Shrubs and Perennials
Speaker: Paul Eyre
The Monarchs Best Hope is Still You: Barbara Keller-Willy, Founder and Director Monarch GatewayThe reappearance of monarch butterflies each spring brings wonder and delight! Learn more about this amazing insect, its lifecycle, incredible journey and conservation efforts. Explore butterfly gardening and why planting native milkweed plants is vital to the survival of this declining species.
Adding a Butterfly Garden--Design, Plants and More: Mark Bowen, Author and Manager of Nature's Way ResourcesWhether adding a few plants, creating a niche garden or developing a wildlife habitat, learn tips and methods for bringing the beauty and magic of butterflies to your landscape. From design elements to selecting plants and maintaining curb appeal, Mark Bowen concludes the lecture series just in time for spring planting. A limited number of Gardening for Butterflies in Texas will be available for purchase at a reduced price.
Tap into Nature at this free, how-to, garden event! Learn tips and tools to make yours a water-wise, earth-friendly landscape.
Transforming Landscapes: Trends and Tradition
Discover how nature recycles with Montgomery County Master Gardeners during R-R-R activities at the 3R Bazaar. The cost-effective way to enrich your yard and garden, compost is the easiest way to improve soil's capacity to hold moisture and to manage yard trimmings at the same time. Compost bins half-off during class for Township residents. Proof of residency required.
Envision spring in a landscaping class that takes you beyond basics!
Local Snakes 101: Matt Abernathy, with Jesse Jones Park and Nature CenterHarmless snake or venomous species? Learn quick and simple ways to identify snakes found in The Woodlands area. A naturalist with a passion for snakes, Mr. Abernathy shares the recognizable traits that are easily recalled during a surprise encounter. See live contained snakes!
Speakers: Bill Adams and Tom Leroy
Wild Dining: Foraging the Forest with Mark 'Merriwether' Vorderbruggen, author and expert in wild edibles.
Explore wild dining with a lifelong forager and author of Idiot's Guide: Foraging. The leaves, fruits, flowers and roots of woodland plants offer a gourmet and nutritional experience waiting to be discovered. Mr. Vorderbruggen will share tips to identify, cultivate, harvest and prepare the riches of nature's food pantry.
Coexisiting with Wildlife: Hendrik Volschenk, game warden with Texas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentHendrik Volschenk applies the unique perspective gained from serving with anti-poaching units in his native South Africa to his role as a Texas Game Warden. Whether advocating for elephants and rhinos or armadillos and alligators, Mr. Volschenk has a passion for sharing his adventures and insights about living in harmony with wildlife.
With Skip Richter, organic vegetable gardening expert, author and garden photographer.
Black Bears of East Texas: Return of a Texas Native. Dr. Christopher Comer, Professor of Wildlife Management, Stephen F. Austin University Intelligent, shy and adaptable, black bears capture the imagination! The large mammal was once plentiful throughout the state. Dr. Comer will reveal the wonder of black bears, their habits, current range and challenges. Plus: Discovery Trunk with hands-on activities!
To Sing or Not to Sing: All about Bird Song with Mary Anne Weber, Education Director, Houston Audubon Morning chorus, daytime chatters and nighttime cooing! Ms. Weber reveals them all in the program about why birds sing and how they sing. Meet some of the noisy raptors from Houston Audubon as you discover the amazing world of bird vocalizations.
It's Not Easy Being Green: Frogs and Toads of Houston with Mike Howlett, Special Projects Coordinator, Spring Creek Greenway
Join Daniel Cunningham, Texas A&M AgriLife’s Water University Horticulturist, as he shares his holistic approach to vegetable gardening. Daniel will offer cutting edge practices including water conservation, edible landscaping and foraging. Space is limited. Registration required.
Transform low spots in your yard into gardens that provide beauty and help alleviate flooding.
FREE class on Integrated Pest Management in the Home Landscape
This class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware of The Woodlands
FREE garden event! Learn tips and techniques from experts that will make your landscape a water-wise and earth-friendly oasis