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Collin County Chapter – Creating a Pollinator Paradise at Home

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

June 4 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

Pollinators and other wildlife face many challenges to their survival, and they need our help. The good news is that we can take simple steps to help them—right here, right now, right in our own gardens. Our June 4th program features Lauren Simpson introducing us to our pollinators and sharing simple techniques for transforming our own garden into a beautiful, native-plant paradise—one that supports wildlife and pleases neighbors!

Our program opens at 6:30 with a welcome and testing of connections, then at 7:00, Rodney Thomas, our chapter president, will have a short chapter update, followed by Lauren’s presentation. The meeting will conclude with a Q&A session.
You can attend the hybrid meeting in person at the Heard Museum in McKinney (link below) or online via Zoom – – Meeting ID: 885 5459 6572 ; Passcode: 571904.

Since early 2015, and in her individual capacity, Lauren has transformed her family’s home gardens into a wildlife-friendly habitat, currently a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Monarch Waystation, Certified Monarch Garden, and Certified Butterfly Garden. She promotes insect conservation and habitat gardening through presentations, events, interviews, and articles, as well as through a website and Instagram and Facebook communities under the appellation “St. Julian’s Crossing Wildlife Habitat”—the name adopted for her family’s Monarch Waystation.

Lauren is a member of local chapters of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT), Native Prairies Association of Texas, and North American Butterfly Association. She has also received Level 1 and Level 2 certifications through the NPSOT Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP), has attended the “Monarch Conservation Workshop: Train the Trainer” training, and serves on the NPSOT subcommittee for the NLCP Advocacy companion class.
Independent of her naturalist activities, Lauren Simpson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching Lawyering Skills and Strategies.

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