Save the Date!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
See some photos from last year's event, to get an idea of what's in store.