Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has produced a brilliant video, “When Plants Attack,” on the battle against invasive plants in Texas. Mixing in segments of classic horror movies, the video interviews experts and volunteers around the state about the damage various species can do to an ecosystem.
Tom Spencer of Central Texas Gardener interviews Kelly Bender from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in this informative native gardening segment. Kelly offers wildlife friendly alternatives to invasive plants. She and Tom Spencer explore how invasives like nandina, ligustrum, chinaberry, and Chinese tallow swallow up native diversity. Instead, she offers drought-tough alternatives for beautiful gardens will reward you with backyard beneficial wildlife.