Carol Oeller

After retiring from Harris County Pretrial Services where I’d worked for thirty-five years, the last fifteen as its Director, I started spending a lot of leisure time by drinking my morning coffee on the back porch and watching the birds that passed through the yard. I had always enjoyed gardening, but now became very curious about the critters that lived in or visited my little piece of the earth. I joined the Houston Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas and received certification as a Texas Master Naturalist through the Gulf Coast Chapter. Then I began transforming my yard from one of mostly non-native plants to one more representative of the local ecosystem. It’s a work in progress.

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