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Bowie County Master Gardeners to meet at A&M

Bowie County Master Gardeners to meet at A&M

January 8th, 2019 in Texarkana Region

The Bowie County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present "Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Wildlife to Your Back Yard " from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday in Room 231 of the University Center.

The class is free and open to the public and reservations are not required.

The program will be presented by Aarron Corbin, Texas Master Gardener and current president of the Bowie County Master Gardeners.

He will speak on how gardeners can draw flocks of birds, butterflies and other scurrying wildlife to their back yard Even those who live in the city can turn their yards into a wildlife refuge by offering the four things all animals search for — food, water, shelter and room to raise their young. Tips will also be shared for creating a safe, beautiful and educational backyard wildlife sanctuary.

In addition, Corbin will discuss which plants attract wildlife to the yard, along with the use of native plants in the garden, which offer good sources of natural food for local wildlife populations.

For more information, call Emily Newsome at A&M-Texarkana at 903-223-3039 or Teresa Slack at 903-831-7494.

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