First Tuesday Master Gardener Lecture – Growing Pollinators: with beekeeper Jeff McMullan. 11:30 a.m. hamburger lunch, noon program at Harris County AgriLife Extension Service, 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, tamu.edu/public.
Garden Master Class: identifying trees and shrubs, planting, watering, nutrition, amending soils and mulches; first of four Thursday classes with horticulturist Linda Gay. 9 a.m.-noon at VFW Post 4709, 1303 Semands, Conroe; firstname.lastname@example.org. $25.
The Endangered Houston Toad: with Cassidy Johnson of the Houston Zoo, part of Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalists meeting. 7 p.m. at Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band, Rosenberg; 281-633-7033, email@example.com.
With Tony Avent, founder of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and Plant Delights Nursery, in Raleigh, N.C., presented as part of Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens’ Distinguished Lecture Series. 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive; 713-639-4629, hmns.org/lectures. $12-$18.
Harris County Precinct 4 will provide free round-trip transportation from Mercer to the lecture for ages 50 and older; reservations, 281-443-8731.
In Search of Overlooked and Exceptional Native Plants: with Tony Avent, founder of Juniper Level Botanic Gardens and Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, N.C. 10 a.m. at Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield; 281-443-8731, hcp4.net/mercer. $12 for Mercer Society members, $18 for nonmembers.
Saturday With the Fort Bend Master Gardeners: 9-11 a.m. in the vegetable and ornamental Demonstration Gardens at the Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension Service, 1402 Band, Rosenberg; 281-341-7068, fbmg.com.
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