By Paulette Planko, 2021
“I love plants the most – they hold still for their pictures!”
I’m a member of the 2021 class. I have been volunteering mostly at
Erwin Park in McKinney, at the Heard Nature Preserve, and at Clymer
Nature Preserve. I’ve enjoyed projects that include prairie
restoration, native garden maintenance, butterfly pinning, and working
with children at the Heard. I love activities that facilitate my
greater understanding and knowledge about the environment and ecology.
I’ve become a fan of iNaturalist and get a big charge out of observing
a species I haven’t encountered before. It’s also been very fulfilling to be
able to work with other people who support and feel as I do, who have
a love of nature and the desire to restore and protect it.