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Native Orchid Conservation Across Texas – Williamson County Chapter Meeting, August 10

August 10 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Join NPSOT-Williamson County on Thursday, August 10, 2023, when our featured topic will be Native Orchid Conservation Across Texas with Adam Black.  Free and open to the public. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM.  Our guest speaker’s presentation begins after a short business meeting.

About our topic: From the Pineywoods to the Chihuahuan Desert, various species of orchids inhabit a number of dwindling habitats across Texas. Learn of Adam’s collaborative adventures and challenges tracking down and pollinating the state’s rarest species for conservation purposes.

About our speaker: Adam Black is a lifelong plant enthusiast who combines his experience in the fields of botany and horticulture by collaborating with various botanical gardens, universities and governmental agencies in documenting and collecting imperiled species for the purposes of research and conservation. Formerly a Texas resident, he is currently Director of Horticulture and Plant Conservation at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum in Charlotte, NC but continues to collaboratively focus on the conservation of rare Texas plants.

NOTE: this month’s in-person location is Georgetown Parks & Rec Administration Building, 1101 N College St, Georgetown, Texas 78626. (If you attend in person, you are giving consent to possibly be videoed for Zoom and YouTube (if the meeting is to be posted on YouTube.))

The original meeting announcement is here on the Williamson County Chapter’s blog page.