Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center guest speaker to discuss bird-friendly landscaping

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center is changing its hours for the end of the summer vacation.

Along with the preschool and homeschooling programs that move into the fall season.

“We want everyone to feel like the sanctuary is a place where they can learn about science and talk about science with others in our community,” says sanctuary manager Sara Jose.

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center has a special guest speaker every third Thursday of the month.

On August 19th, Sara Jose will speak about the importance of bird-friendly landscaping.

“I’m going to share some tips and tricks, some things to think about, to attract some birds to their gardens,” says Jose.

What is bird friendly landscaping? That’s something Jose says we need now.

“We all tend to think of our gardens as an ideal, and the ideal has not always been plants from our part of the world,” she says.

Jeff Brown is still recovering from the February freeze and works on his garden almost every day.

“We’re lucky that many of our native plants survived,” said Jeff Brown, Corpus Christi resident.

This Corpus Christi resident can count the birds that visit his garden.

He advises people to look for native plants.

“Not the exotic plants from other countries or things they could sell, but the stuff our native species might like,” says Brown.

Something that Jose will cover in their discussion as well.

“We’re going to talk about the best locals, which locals wear different things,” says Sara Jose.

From August 9th, Oso Bay will be closed on Mondays.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit cctexas.com for updates on the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center.

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