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Chapter Program: “Some of My Favorite, Often Overlooked Wildflowers of Seabourne Creek Park” by Susie Doe
June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE ZOOM MEETING!
While there are many WOW wildflowers that we are all enamored of, there are many native wildflowers that grow at Seabourne Creek Nature Park that we often overlook because they just aren’t as showy or as easy to see at a glance as others. Susie Doe would like to introduce you to a few of her favorite unassuming botanical neighbors.
Susie Doe came from a family of avid gardeners with green thumbs and soon she became enamored of plants. For many years, she was a traditional horticultural-style gardener, but from an early age she had an interest in wildflowers.
As a biology major at the University of Texas, Susie did take some Botany courses. Her first taste of wildflower-searching was in the Austin area with a botany-major friend. But, over time, her wildflowering days were set aside for many years as she became involved with the Oklahoma Audubon group. When she moved back to Texas, work and child-rearing were a major focus, but birding was always on the agenda on visits back to her hometown of Galveston.
One day, Susie saw an article in the newspaper about the Texas Master Naturalist program and became a member of the 2008 training class. When the chapter became involved in the
project at Seabourne her interest in wildflowers resurfaced with a vengeance – and not just wildflowers, but grasses, vines, shrubs and trees as well – which led to her determination to learn how to identify the plants of Fort Bend County – and the journey continues to this day! Susie continues to learn and tries to pass on what she has learned to others!
NOTE: This will be a Zoom meeting, which is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required through this link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please join us for a great presentation!
TMNCPC members are also invited to attend in-person at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Advance registration via SignUp Genius is required.
[TMNCPC members in attendance should record their Advanced Training (AT) hours under “AT: Chapter Meeting-Coastal Prairie”, and the VSP hours for the business meeting under “Chapter Business: Chapter Meeting”.]