North Lake College is located in the Blackland Prairie Ecoregion of Texas. The soils of our ecoregion determine what types of plants and animals that can thrive. Central Campus is dominated by soils rich with clay, known as Ferris-Heiden soils, while North Campus and South Campus are both dominated by soils rich with sand and loam, known as Wilson-Rader-Axtell soils. Sustainable landscape to support habitat for pollinators like Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) and Texas Purple Martins (Progne subis) is an important component of achieving campus sustainability goals. We continue to expand native and adaptive plants and trees to support pollinators and the changing climate.
Biodiversity Surveys with iNaturalist
iNaturalist is a software Application available on personal devices with cameras and allows students and community members of all ages to become citizen scientists. Citizen scientists are local volunteers who contribute their time supporting scientific research and scientific professionals.
Please download the iNaturalist App and help contribute to biodiversity surveys when your on North Lake College campuses.
(1) Campus Tree Advisory Committee(2) Campus Tree Care Plan(3) Dedicated Funding for Tree Care(4) Arbor Day Celebration(5) Service Learning Project