General Meeting Announcement
2/25/2020 7:30 PM
LANDSCAPING WITH NATIVE PLANTS TO ATTRACT BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR YARD
presented by Sue Griffin and Billy Snider at the February meeting of the Native Plant Project.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Sue Griffin is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. While pursuing a career in education, Sue followed in her mother's footsteps as an avid gardener. A devastating freeze in 1987 led her to designing a wildlife habitat using native plants. Her new motto became: "If it freezes, it didn't deserve to live in my yard."
Sue served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Native Plant Project and now serves as the Chair of the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival.
Billy Snider Jr. is also a native of the Rio Grande Valley. Born in McAllen and raised in Mission, he began his career in landscaping at the age of 16. He continued working in the landscaping trade off and on for over 30 years. An interest in birding brought Billy and Sue together. They began collaborating on water gardens, and native landscapes. They are former owners of Mother Nature's Creations - a landscaping company that specialized in native wildscapes and water gardens. They are now semi-retired and specialize in consulting with home owners who want to use natives in their landscapes.
The meeting is Tuesday, Feb 25th, at 7:30 P.M. at the Valley Nature Center, 301 S. Border, Weslaco.
The Board of Directors meeting will precede the General Meeting at 6:30pm. All are welcome!