Texas Flora: Remarkable Natives & Invasives
2:00 pm – July 9, 2023
Opal Durant Acton Community Center
6430 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury, TX
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. 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.
Matt Warnock Turner, Ph.D., is an author, naturalist, teacher, and free-lance writer who works at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He has published both scientific and popular articles on botanical topics and has given over 75 presentations statewide on natural history and native plants in the landscape, as well as led nature walks at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. A fifth-generation Texan, he is a native of Austin where he currently resides.
Dr. Turners books, Remarkable Plants of Texas and Unnatural Texas? The Invasive Species Dilemma, will be available for purchase and signing.
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