Sunday, September 21, 2014
Wildlife Event in Hutto - September 27th
Hutto Parks and Recreation has planned Habitat: Hutto, a special wildlife habitat event for children and adults at Hutto Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 27. The free event will run from 9-11:00 a.m. Cindy Stone has arranged for demonstrations and activities for children will focus on creating wildlife habitat in urban backyards. Cindy is president of the Williamson County Native Plant Society and is a National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward. In her own yard she has created beautiful habitats for butterflies using native plants.
Children’s activities include a Rain Runoff Demonstration, Planting Native Plants, “Fill the Bill,” and “What’s your Wingspan?” Several Activities are coming from Project Wild and Project Flying Wild. Kids will actually help plant native plants around the pavilion.
Volunteers from National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Habitat Stewards, Native Plant Society of Texas, Williamson County’s Good Water Master Naturalists, and Williamson County Master Gardeners will help with children’s activities as well as demonstrate how easy it is to create a certified location. They will teach families best methods of using native plants, gardening techniques, the importance of plants to preventing soil erosion as well as to retain rainwater in their yards.