Nancy Greig, Cockrell Butterfly Center
Bees, butterflies, birds, moths, bats, and more! We need all these pollinators to preserve the health of the earth and ourselves. The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create landscapes that help revive the health of pollinators across America. Learn how to participate in this vital effort by choosing plants that attract a variety of pollinators to your home garden.
MGCEU: Fort Bend, Harris, Orange, Waller County
Nancy Greig grew up in Alberta, Canada – a land of long, cold winters and short, relatively cool summers. This was not the ideal place for someone who loves insects and gardening! So she moved south as soon as she could – spending almost two years in Mexico, getting a PhD in tropical plant ecology at UT Austin, and then teaching field courses for a couple of years in Costa Rica. She has been director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston since 1994. In addition to her work at the museum she helps kids learn about vegetable gardening and keeps bees.