Sunday, May 26, 2024

Learn about native prairie grasses

“Saving Native Prairie Grasses” at 1 p.m


Glynna Torres, Lake Granbury Master Gardener (LGMG), will present the program “Saving Native Prairie Grasses” at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the LGMG monthly meeting, which will be held at the Hood County Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Following the one-hour presentation, attendees are invited to tour the native grass landscape bed at the LGMG Demonstration Garden at the rear of the Annex I parking lot. The plants in the bed are examples of those that were prevalent in the tall grass prairies of Texas prior to settlement and development. Torres will present information on the state of Texas rangelands, then and now. She will explain why Texas prairies are important, and why native grasses should be preserved as part of the overall prairie ecosystem.

For more information, call the Texas AgriLife Extension in Hood County at 817-579-3280.

Wade Blake