Many native plants have fascinating stories behind them. Their little-known facts — be they archaeological, historical, material, medicinal, culinary, or cultural — enrich our lives and our appreciation of the landscape we inhabit. Even invasive species, which wreak havoc on our ecosystems, have surprisingly rich stories of their own that are important to know as we seek to manage them. Drawing on his first book, Matt will focus his talk primarily on native trees, shrubs, and herbs common to our area, but at the end he’ll turn to his most recent book on invasive species to show how culture, shifting attitudes, and unforeseen benefits influence their spread and management. Copies of both 'Remarkable Plants' and 'Unnatural Texas' will be available for purchase and signing. (Attendees are welcome to bring their own copies for signing, too).
Matt Turner is an author, naturalist, and teacher who works at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
9:30 a.m. - SOCIAL & REFRESHMENTS
10 a.m. - PROGRAM STARTS Each meeting also has a free plant swap at the end.
Bring your own coffee cup.
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