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Friends of Furneaux Creek Monthly Meeting – AT
January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Everyone is invited to the FoFC monthly meeting. Social hour starts at 6:30, then a short business meeting at 7 pm, followed by an educational speaker. The meeting will be in the Environmental Room at the Josey Ranch Lake Public Library, but the venue might change. The list of speakers is below.
Native Bees for Your Garden by Carol Clark:
Less well known than European Honeybees, Texas’ native bees are nevertheless vital components of a healthy environment, and can provide a new dimension of enjoyment in your home garden. This program will cover basic information on the current challenges all bee species are facing, why they are important to all of us, facts about gentle solitary native bees and their lifestyles, and photo examples of the many beautiful forms and colors of native bees. It will include tips on what to plant and provide to attract them to your home landscape, and basic identification hints. We’ll discuss simple homemade native bee nest sites, with real examples and slides, and find out how to participate in nationwide citizen science tracking efforts. Handouts provided.
Carol Clark is a Texas Master Naturalist, long-time member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Chair of the Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas committee of NPSOT, and a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist. She is also a co-administrator of the Texas Native Bee Co-op Facebook page. When she’s not busy teaching others about pollinators or native plants, she enjoys looking after her own colossal Monarch Waystation and private wildlife refuge in Cooke County. She teaches Monarch workshops around the state, and is a frequent guest speaker about conservation topics in North Texas.