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Native Host Plants For Texas Moths
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Want to attract beautiful and beneficial pollinators like moths to your garden? Learn about the special relationships that exist between several native plant species and the moths that use them. Explore why native plants are essential to healthy ecosystems, the role of nectar and host plants, and how these insects find the desired host plant species upon which to lay their eggs. This talk will leave you with the knowledge and resources needed to encourage and appreciate a wider diversity of caterpillars and moths in a Texas native plant garden.
Jim & Lynne Weber are recently retired from 30+ year, accomplished careers at IBM in Austin. They have been certified Texas Master Naturalists since 2007 and Lynne is a past president of the Capital Area chapter.
The Webers are dedicated naturalists who have been studying Texas natural history since 1989. They have served on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) and on the boards of the Big Bend Natural History Association, the Big Bend Conservancy, and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.
They conduct Golden-cheeked Warbler and Colima Warbler surveys, lead guided hikes, restore native habitat, map and remove invasive plants, and are stewards of an 8-acre BCP preserve. Their nature photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/webersaustin/) and writing appears in their monthly blog (http://naturewatchaustin.blogspot.com) as well as in several periodical publications.
The Webers have co-authored Nature Watch Austin (2011), Nature Watch Big Bend (2017), Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies (2018, a NPSOT Carroll Abbott Award Winner), and Native Host Plants for Texas Mot
hs (2022), all published by Texas A&M University Press. The Webers have submitted the manuscript for a fifth book, Naturalist’s Austin: A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of Central Texas, covering nearly 700 species, to be published in 2023.
Join a little early to socialize. We will make a few announcements then begin the presentation.