Early Spring is a great time for planting habitat! It’s not too hot and the seasonal rains help to establish the plants. On March 5th, with the help of community volunteers and Texas Master Naturalists, we took out some lawn and expanded some of our standing woody habitat along the southern side of the park, and also planted some butterfly nectar plants and host plants in our garden beds around the parking lot. We rolled up our sleeves and put on our gardening gloves and planted a nice diversity of coastal native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Some of which were not found on our grounds previously. So not only did we expand habitat, but we also diversified it! The diversity of animals that you see in a habitat usually parallels the diversity of plants in the habitat, so the greater variety of plant species the better!