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PURPOSE OF HUNTER’S PARK
Hunter’s Park Community Association handles the
financial and legal affairs of the subdivision. Each lot
owner is required to pay an annual maintenance fee
which is used to pay street lights; pay taxes on and
maintain the common areas, such as the swimming
pools, tennis courts, etc.; pay for security; and pay legal
expenses incurred to enforce the deed restrictions.
The Board meets the 2nd Thursday of every
month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the
community building. Residents are welcome to attend.
Anyone wishing to place an item on the agenda
should call the HPCA office in advance.
The Annual Meeting of Members is held on the
4th Thursday of January.
Members hold three year staggered terms and are
elected. The election process is as follows:
1) Mail in ballots will be mailed out with the Annual
Maintenance fee statements.
2) Voting in person will begin on the 1st Monday
after the Annual Meeting ending on the following
Saturday at 7pm.
4503 A Hickory Downs, Houston, TX 77084
Office Phone: 281 463-1216
Office Hrs: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon- Fri.
Closed Weekends and Major Holidays
HPCA employs two workers to provide coverage for
the office. Every effort is made to have one of the two
employees in the office at all times. Occasionally business
of the association may require us to be out of the office
for a short period of time. If we are out of the office
when you call or if you call after hours, please leave a
message on the answering machine and your calls will
be returned as soon as possible during office hours.
HUNTER’S PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Shelly Schmitz - President
Terry Martin - Vice President
Jill Yeager - Treasurer/ Asst. Secretary
Carol Harless - Secretary/Asst. Treasurer
Amy Jones - Member at Large
Hunter's Park Comm. Assoc 281-463-1216
AT & T 1-800-288-2020
Trash Service WCA 281-368-8397
Harris County Animal Control 281-999-3191
Houston Animal Control 713-238-9600
Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-468-8972
Bear Creek Library 281-550-0885
Buses MTA (Information, Routes & Scheduling) 713-635-4000
KISD School Bus Info. 281-578-2210
Car Share/Van Share 713-227-0003
Harris County Constable’s Office (Clay Road Dispatch) 281-463-6666
Courthouse Annex (16715 Clay Road) 713-274-0800
Pct. 5 Judge Jeff Williams 713-274-0800
Katy Independent School District Administration Office: 281-396-6000
Bear Creek Elementary (K-5) 281-237-5600
Cardiff Junior High (6-8) 281-234-0600
Mayde Creek Senior High (9-12) 281-237-3000
Please call HPCA OFFICE at 281-463-1216 to reach a board member.
Email HPCA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
The HPCA office has a new resident package available
at the office or by mail. Please call 281 463-1216
and we will be happy to send the information to you!
Deed restrictions are strictly enforced by Hunter’s Park
Community Association. Copies of the restrictions
are available on our website at www.bearcreeknetwork.org.
Complaint forms are included in every
Bear Creek Newsletter for your convenience. The
association’s office verifies complaints and writes
letters to violators. HPCA will initiate legal action
when warranted, to enforce the deed restrictions.
You must submit any plans for improvements or
modifications of your home to the Hunter’s Park
Community Association Office. Your plans will be
checked to insure that they comply with the deed
restrictions. This includes re-roofing, playforts (8
ft. height limit), temporary storage buildings, etc.
Please call the office at 281 463-1216 if you need
any additional help or assistance.
Hunter’s Park Community Association provides
additional security currently through a contract
with Commissioners Court for four Harris County
Constables. HPCA also hires off-duty deputies on
an as-needed basis for additional coverage.
Please call the Constable’s Office at 281 463-6666
to report any suspicious person, activity or for vacation
watch. There is a voluntary $2.00 security
contribution on the M.U.D. #6 water bill that goes to
each homeowner. The voluntary contributions can
only be used to pay for security. This contribution
enables HPCA to provide more coverage without
raising maintenance fees.
Judy - Security Director - HPCA - (281) 463-1216
WASTE CORPORATION OF TEXAS (WCA)
WCA collects our trash on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Poly-carts, heavy trash and extra bags or items will
be picked up on both days. Recycling picked up
on Tuesdays only. The homeowner’s maintenance
fee does not pay for garbage pick-up. You must
call WCA to start service. Poly-carts and recycling
bins are provided free of charge to homeowners or
residents. When regular pick-up falls on a holiday,
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 th , Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the pick-up
will be made on the next regular scheduled pick up
day. If your recycling day falls on a holiday it will be
picked up the next week on your normal scheduled
recycle day. WCA will collect for recycling, papers,
plastics, aluminum and tin cans that are placed in
the recycling bin. If items exceed container capacity,
please place them adjacent to the bin. If you find
items left in the bin, that are not recyclable, please
dispose of the items in your polycart.
Trees, shrubs, brush trimmings and fencing must be
bundled in small manageable bundles, in lengths
no greater than 4 feet, with no branch diameter
exceeding in 3 inches. Items that will be picked up,
such as: appliances, furniture, carpet (up to 1 room,
rolled up four feet wide and less than fifty pounds),
cardboard boxes (flattened). Refrigerators and
freezers or any other items containing Freon must
be drained of Freon and have an accompanying bill
to validate such service was performed.
Items excluded from normal collection are dirt, rocks,
bricks, concrete, tires, batteries, motor oil, cooking
oil, waste generated by a private contractor or any
materials or items deemed hazardous materials. Do
not dispose of these items in a container that is not
visible to WCA personnel.
If you need a special pickup, please call WCA.
Customer Service: 281-368-8397
The Water Board is a tax assessing board that levies
water and sewer taxes and hires a Tax Assessor
Collector to collect them. Severn Trent Services was
hired by the Water Board to manage the utility district
and they can assist you if you have any problems.
The Board meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month
at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackrabbit Rd. WWTP - 16720
Pine Forest Lane, Houston, TX 77084. Members
hold staggered 4 year terms and are elected the 1st
Saturday in April.
Repairs: Street Lights Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222
(to report non-functioning light, give address and pole # off of pole needing repair)
Street Repair 281-353-8424
(streets and curbs owned/maintained by Harris County)
U. S. Post Office (Bear Creek) 1-800-275-8777
Utilities Severn Trent Services (HCUD#6) water/sewer 281-579-4500
(24 hour emergency:) 281-398-8211
Centerpoint Gas 713-659-2111
To report gas leaks & explosions 713-659-3552
Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222
Harris Ct Pct 4 Community Assistance:
(for roadway/stop signs etc. county issures 281-353-8424
Help Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 713-520-8620
Hot Lines: Battered Women & Children’s Hotline (Wires-24) 713-528-2121
Crisis Hotline (24 Hours) 713-228-1505
Harris County Children’s Protective Servs.(24) 713-394-4000
Poison Control (24 hours) 1-800-222-1222
Rabies Control 281-999-3191
Rape Crisis (24) 713-528-7273
Suicide Prevention (24 hours) 713-228-1505
Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Service 713-528-2121
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HUNTERS PARK 2021 MEETING SCHEDULE
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Go to www.bearcreeknetwork.org for all things pertaining to Bear Creek
Village. Find out about neighborhood amenities, useful phone numbers,
HOA documents, Architectural Control Committee forms and much
more. Owners can now get their account information online as well. If the
HPCA Office has your email address, you would have recently received an
email invitation to securely log into your account(s).
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And finally, if we have your email address, you will get email blasts
occasionally that contain important Bear Creek Village events and dates.
And please let us know if you want to begin receiving your statements by
email or continue using USPS.
KEEP BEAR CREEK BEAUTIFUL!
Homeowners and residents, please store your polycarts, recycle bins
and all other items out of public view. Trash should be put out the night
before or day of pickup and polycarts should be promptly removed same
day as pickup. Let’s keep our neighborhood beautiful!
IMPORTANT HPCA INFORMATION -
ANY changes or modifications made to the exterior of structures or
on property, i.e., paint colors, roofs, sheds, etc, MUST BE APPROVED
THROUGH THE HPCA OFFICE BEFORE ANY MODIFICATIONS BEGIN.
Applications for home modifications may be obtained through our
website, email, mail or at office.
DO NOT POST SIGNS OF ANY KIND ON COUNTY SIGNS OR
EASEMENTS. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW AND YOU CAN BE FINED!
For extra security, our subdivision has a contract with the Harris County
Precinct 5 Constable’s Department.
Notify the Constables immediately at 281-463-6666 if you see any
suspicious persons, vehicles or activities. Please, if possible, obtain
license plate numbers, color, make and model of vehicle. Description of
person(s). Was suspicious person walking, riding a bike? - location - as
much information as possible will be helpful!
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Vacation Watch - This informs our Deputies that you are on vacation.
Please call the Constable’s Dept. at 281-463-6666 in the event you will be
out of town to set up your vacation watch.
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE, PRECINCT 4
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For street repairs, manhole covers, tree limbs hanging over street, etc.,
contact Community Assistance at 281-353-8424 or contact them at hcp4.net.
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COMMISSIONER STEVE RADACK,
HARRIS COUNTY PRECINCT THREE
The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine
Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and
Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged
55+. Zumba, Yoga, Spanish, Dance, Legal, Watercolor, Wills and Probate,
Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of
other classes/workshops. For more info, go online to www.pct3.com/
About/Calendars/Glazier-Senior-Center-Calendar for a schedule of all our
programs or call us at 713-274-3250.
If you have a problem with a neighbor’s dog constantly barking, you
should first contact the pet owner and make them aware of the problem.
In the event that doesn’t work, you should then contact the Constables
at 281-463-6666 to file a complaint.
LOOSE OR LOST PETS & DOG BITES
Contact Harris County Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or 3194.
PET HOTLINE NEWS
A very important thing you can do is have a collar with some form of ID
and your phone number on it. Pet stores have special ID’s for your pets.
Many pet owners are now “chipping” the pets. If found and taken to a vet
they can scan chip and find the owner. If your pet has a rabies tag, the vet
has your name and #. The first thing I ask a caller is “does the pet have ID
on it.” If it does, I will help contact the # on the ID and get the pet to it’s
owner ASAP. Or the owner can pick up their lost pet. Having an ID on a
pet makes life easier for all. Marie Nugent - 281-859-1104
STREET LIGHTS OUT?
Contact Centerpoint Energy at 713-207-2222. You will need to give the
address where the pole is located and provide the stenciled number on
the front of the pole. You may also report the outage on the website at:
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with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental
services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental
milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to
children from birth to three where they live, learn or play. ECI Project
TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing
educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines
and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum
potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can
refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3
who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a
medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please
call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website
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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS
If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the
teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.
krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your
name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and
the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want
on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails
in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want
to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will
remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.
DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible
for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check
out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a
list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.
Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those
seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.
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KATY ISD SEEKS 2021 BOND TO
ADDRESS RAPID STUDENT GROWTH
As families continue to move west of the Houston Metro area to enroll
their children in the fastest-growing school district in Texas, tonight Katy
Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed a Community
Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) coming together to review capital
needs in consideration of a May 2021 Bond Referendum.
Located within 181 square miles and serving more than 84,000 students
at 71 campuses and facilities, Katy ISD is the sixth-largest school district in
Texas known for its high academic performance, its award-winning staff
and its highly sought out school programs, among other extra-curricular
activities. On average, Katy ISD is enrolling an additional 2,400 students
every school year with a projected enrollment of more than 100,000
learners by 2027. Enrollment increases are taking place most significantly
in the northwest quadrant of Katy ISD, where new communities are being
developed and are expected to flourish within the next decade.
The CBAC’s planning and review of capital needs will include reviewing
enrollment projections, the need for new schools and facilities to address
capacity limitations while paying close attention to renovations and
component replacements necessary at aging campuses and buildings.
Within the brick and mortar schools, additional areas affecting the
growing student population are technology upgrades and safety and
security projects to support learners and staff needs. Katy ISD has a
history of approving bonds, which dates back to at least 1994. In 2017,
school community voters approved a $609,204,553 bond with a no tax
rate increase. It provided for six new schools, a major comprehensive
renovation at one campus, component replacements, expansions and
safety and technology improvements among other items. Katy ISD
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Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved calendar that includes:
Wednesday, August 17 th : First Day of School
Friday, May 19 th : Seniors - Last Day of School
Thursday, May 25 th : Last Day of School for all other students
172 Instructional Days
“The development of the Katy ISD instructional calendar often begins
in the fall of each year,” said Deputy Superintendent Leslie Haack. “The
District values the school community’s feedback and has recommended
a calendar based on their preference,” added Haack.
The approved calendar also provides teachers two professional
development flex days in August 2022 as well as five additional days
of professional development throughout the school year. Labor Day,
Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Good Friday are holidays,
and the District will continue providing a full week off for Thanksgiving,
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HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
All Harris County Public Library locations will remain closed to the public
at this time
HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-Up is now available at ALL HCPL
HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER
A WIDE ARRAY OF ONLINE SERVICES:
• Use HCPL Wi-Fi service while maintaining social distancing with HCPL’s
• Download ebooks and audiobooks, stream movies, research and learn
• Attend an HCPL program or story time online through Facebook or
• Check your account to renew loans or request books
• eBooks, comics or graphic novels through OverDrive
• Stream classic films, indie cinema and award-winning documentaries
• Listen to audiobooks through RBDigital or OverDrive
• Read along and play with picture books on TumbleBooks
• Ask us a question via chat on Ask a Librarian
• Get book recommendations via Book Hunters
If you do not have an HCPL library card, you can get instant access to all
HCPL’s digital materials including ebooks, streaming movies and research
tools with an iKnow Digital Access Card.
HOW DOES CURBSIDE HOLDS PICK-UP WORK?
Here’s how it works: When you receive notification that your holds are
ready for pick-up, call your HCPL pick-up location. Please have your
library card number and PIN handy. You will be given a pick-up time and
instructions for curbside pick-up (These may vary slightly from branch to
branch). When you arrive at the library, follow the instructions you were
provided over the phone. You may be asked to show your library card or
other form of ID for verification.
Note: Library staff will not be able to take your returns during curbside
pick-up, please put them in the book drop. For your safety and that of
HCPL staff, curbside pick-up may be temporarily suspended during bad
NATIONAL LIBRARY LOVER’S MONTH
The entire month of February is dedicated to the people who love whole
buildings devoted to the reading, housing organizing, categorizing, finding,
studying and otherwise loving books. It’s National Library Lover’s Month!
Libraries provide so much more than a place for us to enjoy great novels
or to discover amazing adventures and untold history. Yes, they help us
ace our research papers and provide a quiet space to study, but they do
so much more.
For preschoolers, libraries entertain them with theater and hands-on
activities exposing them to music, art and their first friendships. Many
communities rely on their libraries for meeting space for public forums,
socials, fundraisers and classes.
Libraries lend not only books but music and movies. Rotating art displays
give local artists exposure to the community. Larger libraries provide
preservation services, preserving some of the most treasured books,
periodicals and documents for future generations.
Continue enjoying your library, but consider volunteering your time, too.
If you don’t have a library card, it’s never too late! Visit your library to get
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NATIONAL HEART MONTH
February focuses on the heart making it National Heart Month. Anyone
can be at risk for heart disease. More and more, our sedentary lifestyles
are putting us at risk at a younger age. Obesity, high blood pressure and
smoking all increase our risk factors.
Each one of those we can take action to lower our risk. Get moving.
Remove stress. Quit smoking. Eat healthier.
Even small changes help make a difference. Reduce the amount of fast
food. Eat more greens. Take the stairs. Walk the kids to school. Go outside
and play with the kids or walk the dog.
Talk to your physician about your risk factors. Walking is one of the
healthiest and safest activities we can do for ourselves. Learn more at
www.cdc.gov and use #NationalHeartMonth to share on social media.
NATIONAL DAYS IN FEBRUARY 2021
Did you know that every month has some sort of National Day, week
or even the whole month is a National month? Some could be used to
plan a fun day with the family or create a project for the kids on a rainy
afternoon or maybe just start an interesting discussion! Here is a partial
list (there are many more) of what we found for the month of February:
February 1 st : National Get Up Day
February 2 nd : National Heavenly Hash Day
February 3 rd : National Carrot Cake Day
February 4 th : National Homemade Soup Day
February 5 th : National Shower With A Friend Day
February 6 th : National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 7 th : National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 8 th : National Kite Flying Day
February 9 th : National Pizza Day
February 10 th : National Umbrella Day
February 11 th : National Make A Friend Day
February 12 th : National Plum Pudding Day
February 13 th : National Tortellini Day
February 14 th : National Ferris Wheel Day
February 15 th : National Gumdrop Day
February 16 th : National Do A Grouch A Favor Day
February 17 th : National Random Acts Of Kindness Day
February 18 th : National Battery Day
February 19 th : National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20 th : National Love Your Pet Day
February 21 st : National Sticky Bun Day
February 22 nd : National Margarita Day
February 23 rd : National Banana Bread Day
February 24 th : National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25 th : National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
February 26 th : National Tell A Fairy Tale Day
February 27 th : National Polar Bear Day
February 28 th : National Public Sleeping Day
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National Bird Feeding Month, National Cherry Month, National Children’s
Dental Health Month, National Grapefruit Month, National Heart Month,
National Hot Breakfast Month, National Library Lovers Month, National
Snack Food Month, National Weddings Month, National Embroidery Month
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NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY
Observed on February 17 th , National Random Acts of Kindness Day
has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals,
groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness.
It is a favorite day for many, as people everywhere are enjoying doing
these acts of kindness. Not only is it positive for the receiver, but for
the giver, too!
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation celebrates Random Acts
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and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of
In New Zealand, where this day originated, celebrates Random Acts of
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NATIONAL HOT BREAKFAST MONTH
February is a cold month for most of us, so what better way to start our
days than with a steaming hot breakfast? National Hot Breakfast Month
is celebrated every February to encourage everyone to set aside some
extra time every morning to a make hot, fresh breakfast.
You know what they say about breakfast… It’s the most important
meal of the day! However, in the busyness of everyday life, it’s easy to
put breakfast on the back burner and just grab a quick granola bar on
your way out the door in the morning. This month, we are challenged
to wake up a little earlier and take the time to really enjoy breakfast. You
may be surprised at how much better you feel throughout the day when
you allow yourself plenty of time in the morning to fully wake up, make
breakfast, maybe listen to your favorite podcast as you get ready for the
day. Appreciating the beauty that the morning brings and enjoying a hot
breakfast will surely make you feel more full, more energized and just
overall better all day long!
Use #NationalHotBreakfastMonth or #HotBreakfastMonth to post
pictures, recipes and other inspiration for your friends! Here are a few
ideas for healthy, hot breakfasts you can whip up this month. Hopefully,
you can get into a routine and continue making tasty, hot breakfasts
throughout the rest of the year! (Remember, you can do a TON of
variations of these ideas based on your preference.)
• Hot toast with peanut/almond/cashew butter, bananas sliced up and
chia seeds sprinkled over the top
• Berry smoothie. Throw your favorite berries, half a banana, some cashew
or coconut milk into a blender for a few minutes for a delicious, refreshing
side to your hot meal. (Smoothies obviously aren’t a hot breakfast, but
they go great on the side.)
• Oatmeal with fried egg(s) over the top
• Avocado spread over toast with a fried or poached egg on top
• Overnight egg bakes for much less work to do in the morning
• Egg breakfast muffins (basically mini quiche without the breaded crust
for a healthy version)
• Sweet potato and black bean stuffed breakfast burrito
National Hot Breakfast Month was created to encourage us to get up and
start our day the right way!
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GARDENING TIPS FOR FEBRUARY
• Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations,
Columbine, Cornflower, Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia,
Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon,
Stock and Verbena.
• Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants),
carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, chinese cabbage (plants), chives
collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions
(plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato
(seeds) and turnips.
TREES AND SHRUBS
• Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring
spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, container-grown, bare-root
deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant.
• Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish
mulch as needed.
• Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young
tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene.
• At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to
insure quality production at harvest.
• Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster.
• Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now.
NATIONAL BIRD FEEDING MONTH
During National Bird Feeding Month in February, keep the bird feeders
filled and your binoculars ready.
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Bird watching and feeding have become a popular hobby. By providing
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harsh conditions endured during one of the coldest months of the year.
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