Heritage Oak Cliff presented its third in the Oak Cliff Live speaker series, Wednesday evening, at the Kiest Park Picnic Pavilion. Surrounded by trees and gardens, it was the perfect setting for discussion of pollinator yards. Roger Sanderson, from the Texas Discovery Gardens, gave a slide presentation on the importance of having pollinator yards and how to attract and keep pollinators in your yard.
It’s all about the Birds and the Bees, the Butterflies and the Hummingbirds, as well as wasps, flies, beetles, and a whole lot of other insects and birds that are instrumental to pollinating our world and enabling future plant generations.
Pollinators are so very important to our planet. Their loss has forced China, to start hand pollinating plants in order to produce much needed food. Without pollinators, much of the food we enjoy today would be gone. This is why it is so important to be in tune with our environment. Already we are losing much of our prairies, forest, and nature to development, which is why it is increasingly important to create spaces in our own yards for these pollinators.
Turn your useless Saint Augustine lawn into a haven for the birds, bees, and butterflies, and all the other creatures that help balance and make up the eco-system, by planting native gardens & grasses.
Barbara Barbee spoke afterwards on plants in our local area, as well as a description of the work that the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been doing. At the close of the discussions, she took anyone who wanted to accompany her across the street to show off the gardens they have been working on.
The weather and the turnout was great this evening. Behind every event is a group of dedicated folks who work hard to bring these things to you. Thanks to: Angie Mobley, Ellie Hajek, Stan Aten, George Baum, and Mary Harrison to name a few. Pink Magnolia provided pimento sandwiches and deviled eggs for the group.
The fourth Oak Cliff Live speaker series will be 19 July, on the Hungry and Homeless in Oak Cliff. Please mark your calendar and keep an eye out for upcoming information on time and location.