Save the Date!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Scouts

Lone Star College-Montgomery
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, TX 77384

 Come learn eco-friendly tips that can help bring balance to your backyard -- and your life!



Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling is designed to help families learn a little about the land on which they live — and how to best take care of it — through hands-on clinics, live demonstrations and children’s activities.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a nature lover or outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t matter if you’re an urban homeowner or a rural landowner. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got just one tree in your yard or thousands of them. Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling has got you covered.

We’ve got free, hands-on clinics and live demonstrations that will teach you how to nourish your plants, trees and wetlands, attract wildlife to your property and protect yourself from wildfire.

And don’t forget to take your little ones to the Family Adventure Zone where they can climb a rock wall, take a peek at a live screech owl and learn how to kayak.

At Expo & Spring Fling, you’ll play for a day but learn for a lifetime.  

 

 Featured Speaker

Pollinators are vitally important to our future. Without them both our own food resources and the food resources of many of the animals we eat disappear. Yet many of the species of pollinators we depend on are in serious decline. Butterflies, bees, flies and birds are among the species quickly disappearing. This program will explore some of these pollinators and what we can do to ensure their future.

 

Mark Klym is coordinator of the Texas Hummingbird Roundup and Texas Wildscapes programs at Texas Parks and Wildlife. He grew up just across the international border in Canada where he developed a love for the outdoors – spending time fishing, birding and hiking. His special interest in hummingbirds developed early, when he found a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird exploring the plants in his grandfather’s greenhouse. Ruby Throated Hummingbird

 

Mark received baccalaureate degrees in Biological Science and in Fisheries &Wildlife Management from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste Marie, MI. He followed the hummingbirds to Texas in 1999 to work with Texas Parks and Wildlife. He is coauthor “Hummingbirds of Texas” by Texas A&M Press, editor of the Eye on Nature and Texas Hummer Newsletters and author or editor of several booklets and publications from TPWD.

 



Photos from Expo

See some photos from last year's event, to get an idea of what's in store.

Expo & Spring Fling News


Celebrate Arbor Day!

Montgomery County Beautification Association (LOGO)

Montgomery County Arbor Day Celebration

Montgomery County Arbor Day 2015

Lone Star College-Montgomery campus Tree Campus USA dedication 9:30 a.m. at entrance to expo near parking garage on LSC-M campus

The Montgomery County Arbor Day Ceremony will be held at the start of Expo & Spring Fling, serving to kick off the festivities.  

Sponsored by Montgomery County Beautification Association, the ceremony will feature a ribbon cutting, as well as the annoucement of the winners of the Montgomery County Arbor Day poster contest. 

Free tree seedlings will be given out throughout the day, while supplies last.

The fun starts at 9:55 a.m. at the main entrance to Expo & Spring Fling. Don't miss it! 

 


Dock Diving Event!

Dock Dog Logo

For the first time, there will be a dock diving competition for dogs - a real fun event to watch! The sanctioned competition actually starts Friday afternoon, March 27th, and continues on through Sunday, March 29th. Friday afternoon, you and your water-loving dog can even take “DockDogs 101” for free, and get coaching on getting your dog to jump off of the dock for the first time. You can even enter the competition if you’d like.

Dock Dogs Flyer

 Dock Dogs Schedule


Get your photo taken with Smokey Bear!

Don't forget to bring your kids and take their picture with Smokey Bear.

 

Smokey