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applewood  ·  173 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 27, 2019

Been watching a few videos here and there on Texas Parks and Wildlife's YouTube channel. I'm a particular fan of this one, about a project in studying urban bobcat activity.

There's about a five by ten foot part of the yard that's currently unused that my wife and I want to plant some native pollinators in. We're hoping to use plants that won't grow too tall or spread out like crazy, because we don't want to make a mess of things. Heaven forbid our project spills into our neighbors yard, or even worse, we inadvertently grow some problematic species.

I'm currently compiling a list of possible candidates using information from lists provided by our state department of natural resources, a local botanical garden, and the internet in general. When I think I have a good list, I'm gonna reach out to one of the members of the horticultural department at one of our local universities soon, as they came highly recommended and from what I understand they have as lot of papers and studies they can provide. One of our friends and her husband also has a few acres of land, of which they've devoted some to native species and I'm gonna be in constant contact with them for advice as well. We've only ever really grown peppers, tomatoes, and carrots, so this is something new and exciting for us. I'm looking forward to seeing what develops.