Carol Clark

Carol Clark is an amateur botany enthusiast, a Texas Master Naturalist, a longtime member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch.

She also co-administrates the Texas Native Bee Co-op Facebook page, and chairs the Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas committee. She and her husband own and operate Clark Haven Farm, a wildlife preserve and custom wildflower seed business in Cooke County.

Carol grew up with a nature photographer father and wildlife artist brother, and has spent much of her life looking around and learning in the great outdoors. Her favorite things to do are leading discovery walks in local natural areas, and finding and photographing interesting plants and insects.

Collin County, TX, USA

NPSOT, Texas Master Naturalists, Texas Native Bee Co-op, Monarch Watch

Presentations Offered:

  • Botany Skills for Naturalists 2 hour workshop/presentation Do you visit a woods or a prairie and just see undifferentiated blobs of green? Maybe it all looks pleasant, but you don’t really see individual plants. […]
  • Native Plant Society of Texas — who are we and what can we do for you? This is an overview of programs offered at the state level, and the perks, events, and benefits that local chapters provide. We’ll cover the Native Landscape Certification Program, the I-35 […]
  • Blackland Prairie: Then and Now The Blackland Prairie ecosystem of Texas, is one of the rarest in the world, and vanishing quickly. Only small remnants remain of what was once a vast area. See the […]
  • Managing Prairies for Pollinators Covers the theory, practice, and techniques of managing open spaces for pollinators, with or without grazing animals present.
  • Planting for Birds Be part of the solution to habitat loss! Learn how to attract all sorts of birds to your own landscape by planning and planting for all their needs. We’ll focus […]
  • Planting for Monarchs and Other Pollinators Maximize your land or garden’s impact by learning which plants offer the most benefits for Monarchs and other pollinators. We’ll also touch on best timing for maintenance practices like mowing […]
  • Texas Tough Natives for Droughts and Floods It’s either too wet or too dry in North Central Texas. What can you plant that can handle both extremes? This program covers “Texas tough” native plants that manage to […]
  • Milkweeds of North Central Texas Carol Clark began researching the milkweeds found in the North Texas area when she realized that her own small piece of land was home to seven different species of milkweeds. […]
  • Native Plants Star in Monarch Waystations, and the BBMT Plays a Part The program includes an explanation of NPSOT’s Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas committee and its garden grant program, and illuminates some of the highlights and pitfalls of past grant […]
  • Benefits of Native Plants You may already have heard about some of the benefits of native plants–savings on water, time, fertilizer, and pesticides—but there are many more reasons to choose native plants for your […]
  • Historic Uses of Texas Plants Parts I and II can be viewed in one long or two shorter programs. Historic Uses of North Texas Plants: covers the interesting and sometimes surprising uses of our native […]
  • Sassy Sunflowers for North Texas Learn about the characteristics of seven local native sunflowers species, both annuals and perennials, along with some oddball facts about their uses and history. We will cover wildlife value and […]
  • Wildflowers of North Texas So many of our beautiful and once common native wildflowers have been removed from our local landscapes that relatively few people today can recognize and name more than a handful. […]
  • Wild Onions of North Texas A brief collaboration with a PhD student studying wild onions led Carol Clark to research, collect, appreciate and grow the wild onions of the North Central Texas region over the […]
  • Planting for Bluebird Success “Planting For Bluebird Success” covers basic information on how and where to place and maintain nest boxes for Bluebirds, and information on native plants and strategies that will improve your […]
  • Just Enough Latin to Go Plant Shopping The scientific names of plants might seem like a giant pain to learn, but they carry more useful information than you might think. Learning just a few common roots for […]
  • Native Bees in Your Landscape Less well known than European Honeybees, Texas’ native bees are nevertheless vital components of a healthy environment, and can provide a new dimension of enjoyment in your home garden. This […]
  • Monarch Waystations for Texas Covers the amazing story of the Monarch Butterfly lifecycle and migration, clarifies some common misconceptions about Monarchs, explains historic and current threats to Monarch populations, and why Texas is a […]