Native plant nursery in South Texas concentrates on seeds
November 9, 2017
ALAMO, Texas (AP) — Think of this as a flower shop without the usual panic around the holidays.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Native Plant Nursery here, tucked behind the shoulder of the levee bordering the Rio Grande, this year will produce 80,000 native herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees for restoration efforts on federal lands.
The Valley Morning Star reports those efforts amount to 300 acres which will be returned to pre-1900 Rio Grande Valley habitat, one suitable for birds, native mammals and, with a little luck, even the endangered ocelot.
"We do everything from the very st...