Harmless snake or venomous species? Most people can identify a ribbon or garter snake; but, when they see a little Texas brown snake, they may think: baby copperhead! Learn quick and easy ways to distinguish snakes at the Environmental Services Department’s upcoming Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
Aspiring to produce delicious home-grown tomatoes is the goal of many gardeners. Perhaps the most popular garden vegetable in our area, tomatoes can be challenging to grow in our climate. Beginning and veteran gardeners alike are invited to learn valuable tomato gardening skills at a free Advanced Vegetable Gardening seminar next month! Continue reading
Thinking spring? Now—when lawns and plants are dormant—is the best time to envision and plan a greener landscape! Continue reading
Discover the benefits of composting! The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department is offering free outdoor composting classes once a month between January and March. Join us to learn and practice new composting skills, meet other like-minded residents, and return to your backyard ready to create useful compost! Continue reading
It’s that time of year for oak, sweet gum, ash, sycamore and other deciduous trees to begin losing their leaves. With a little assistance, fallen leaves can be transformed into wonderful free compost for the garden. Filled with nutrients, leaves are a free source of organic matter and an important ingredient to be added to your compost bin. Continue reading
Recycle beyond the ordinary when The Woodlands Township celebrates America Recycles Day at the 3R Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th! Continue reading
From the chorus of songbirds at dawn to the owl’s evening call, birds are a link to time and seasons. Nature writer Gary Clark makes connections as he weaves the story, What Birds Tell Us, at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
From the essentials of healthy soil to the principles of landscape design, The Woodlands Township’s free Gardening 102: Transforming Landscapes seminar on Saturday, October 22, 2016, offers a guide for creating beautiful landscapes that flourish despite extremes of temperature, drought and seasonal flooding. Join two recognized experts of easy-care gardening – Bob Dailey and Flo Hannah – for best practices in developing water-thrifty yards that are also user-friendly.
What is your dream landscape? Is it manicured or free flowing? Does it require regular irrigation or is it drought tolerant? Is it a place for people and nature? Find inspiration to re-envision your landscape at the next Gardening 102 seminar, Transforming Landscapes: Trends and Traditions. Continue reading
Whether by planting native plants, providing feeders, leaving snags or adding nest boxes, even small backyards can add critical habitat for resident and migrating birds. Re-envision your landscape with Sarah Flournoy, program manager with Houston Audubon Society, at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department offers free outdoor composting classes once a month between October and March. Join us to learn and practice new composting skills, meet other like-minded residents, and return to your backyard ready to create useful compost!
Magnolia, red bay, sweet gum, oak and dogwood trees with dead brown twigs at the tips of the branches may be infested by the black twig borer. This tiny invasive insect is fast-becoming a common pest in nurseries and home landscapes throughout our region. U.S. Forest Service entomologists have positively identified this insect right here in The Woodlands. Continue reading
Discover the natural world of hawks with Dr. Susan Heath, avian conservation biologist, at the upcoming Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series. From identifying characteristics to natural history, Dr. Heath will use beautiful imagery to teach attendees about these amazing flyers.