Mike has been a lifelong gardener and nature enthusiast and enjoys hiking. Since retiring 11 years ago, Mike has volunteered at Mercer Arboretum, giving presentations, trainings on natives, and propagating native plants with the Mercer Society. Mike has also written articles about the benefits of native plants for his community newsletter and Facebook groups. He enjoys landscaping his one-acre lot for wildlife and photographing the birds and critters who come to enjoy it too! Mike is also a certified Texas Master Naturalist and a member of the Heartwood Chapter.