Ladybug Release/Open House
Enjoy Comal County Extension Office’s annual open house featuring free classes, tours, children’s activities and a ladybug release.
“Our expert volunteers will be on hand to provide advice and suggestions, and they’ll also be teaching classes on raised-bed gardening, oak wilt, and attracting and feeding hummingbirds,” says Connie Sheppard, county coordinator for the office and an extension agent for family and consumer sciences. “This is a great way for Comal County residents to see these terrific facilities and discover how to make their own yards greener and more sustainable.”
Activities for families will include a scavenger hunt, bubble booth, paper plant pot, seed-ball making, face painting, hands-on demonstrations and more. Attendees also will receive free plants to take home.
At 10 a.m., County Judge Sherman Krause will help kids release thousands of ladybugs into the gardens that surround the office, Sheppard said. Local gardening expert Calvin Finch will be on hand to answer questions from 9-11 a.m.
“We will have demonstration gardens, drip-irrigation information booths, composting info, and booths from the Texas A&M Forest Service, Comal County Office of Public Health, and the Lindheimer chapter of the Master Naturalists,” Sheppard says. “Residents of all ages are invited.”