To restore native habitats and inspire others to create native ecosystems where they live, be it an apartment balcony or a home lawn/garden, farm, etc.
We grow native plants of all kinds and preserve native habitats all around the North Texas Area. We also support a wide variety of Wildlife including but not limited to Rabbits, Moths, Butterflies, Birds, Hawks, Insects (Pollinators) and will Expand this potential as our Organization Grows.
Facilitating Micro Climates That Engenders Care Into Awareness and Thus Affecting Macro Scale Evolution. (from the Micro Scale Evolution)
Why it's Important
Nature gives us oxygen, water and pollinates crops that we depend on for food, medicine, and textiles etc. It provides a peaceful escape to release stress from our daily lives. We recognize we are a part of this Nature also and need to go back to a more balanced relationship with it instead of exploitation.
By showing Respect for what Supports us we improve quality of All life.
What We've Achieved
Native Seed Planting on:
Neighborhood Green areas
Native Habitat Protected Areas
Small Animal Refuge and Support of rabbits, frogs, bees, butterflies, beetles, lizards, toads, snakes, spiders, birds, bats, moths, praying mantis, dragonflies, hawks, ducks, mice, etc...
why pollinator important:
Wildflower and Native Grass Plantings all directly benefit Pollinators which are needed for Healthy Native Ecosystems Around the World And The Human Food Supply.
"Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, beetles and even hummingbirds are essential to roughly 70 percent of the world’s flowering plants. The U.S. alone grows more than 100 crop plants that need pollinators. Without pollinators we would not enjoy strawberries, apples, pumpkins, blueberries or many other fruits and vegetables. And we would not have forage crops like alfalfa and clover. Many plants have increased crop yield and are higher quality after insect pollination. Pollinators also help native plants reproduce, producing fruits and seeds that feed other wildlife.
Bees are the primary pollinator for most wildflowers and crops in the U.S. There are approximately 4000 native species of bees in North America. They range from large bumblebees that form colonies of a single queen and her daughter-workers, to tiny sweat bees that excavate nests in the ground and live solitary lives. Contrary to popular belief, most of our native bees are unlikely to sting unless grabbed or stepped on. Only honey bees, bumble bees and a few of the social wasps (such as yellow jackets – which are not significant pollinators) are likely to sting when their nests are disturbed.
Many people assume the honeybee is native to North America, but it was imported by Europeans in the 1600s. The honeybee is the most common domesticated pollinator in the U.S. The loss of honeybees has been widely reported, but many of our wild native bees are also in trouble. As pollinators disappear the results can be disastrous for plants that depend on them for pollination.
Whether you have a small city lot or a large country garden it is important to have a plan to preserve, protect and attract pollinators to your landscape. Pollinator conservation can be as easy as putting the lawn mower away and planting native wildflowers. Research suggests that native plants are four times more attractive to native bees than non-native flowers. By including a diversity of native flowering plants, you also support a diversity of different types of pollinators" - By Jan Begliner: Source Link
Here is a comprehensive page of pollinator information for the North Texas area etc via the Xerces Society: North Texas Pollinator Resource Center
Habitat Restoration at the North Texas Conservancy Head Quarters
Native Grass Restoration In Various Locations
Bird House / Hummingbird Installations
Youth Education of Native Flora and Fauna
Community Awareness Campaigns of the importance of native habitats
Building habitat support for bees and other pollinators
Working with local schools and students for habitat support (building bird habitats etc)