BIRDS, BATS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES and more! Come learn about Texas plants and their pollinators, the conservation challenges they are facing, and how YOU can help! The TEXAS POLLINATOR POWWOW brings you topics ranging from native plants and bees, to hummingbirds and butterflies, to urban and rural land management best practices by experts from around the state and beyond. We are pleased to present to you some of the best and brightest of minds and committed professionals in pollination conservation today. It is our desire that the general public be educated, edified and entertained, and that conservation staff and volunteers be enabled to network with others outside their own narrow focus while being provided with a popular venue to share their missions with the community at large. We will have a fantastic group of EXHIBITORS on hand both days to answer questions, provide resources, and showcase their organizations. There will be TWO BEE ID WORKSHOPS and TWO MILKWEED PROPAGATION WORKSHOPS offered to a limited number of people, and A FIELD DAY for all conference participants led by botanist/entomologist/wildlife biologist teams at the unique and diverse, never-plowed, native shortgrass prairie and playa lake at TAHOKA.
A pollinator conservation conference for Texas and beyond
Friday through Sunday, APRIL 22-24, 2016
APRIL 22-23 - MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html Address and Directions at the bottom of this page: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/about.html#top LUBBOCK, TEXAS
APRIL 24 - TAHOKA LAKE PASTURE http://tahokalakepasture.blogspot.com/ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.482957500989.292110.201352980989&type=3
Why: To provide education, resources and networking opportunities to natural resource management professionals and volunteers- and the community at large- and to empower them all in conserving our pollinators and their habitats across the landscape
How: Seventeen speakers, two dozen exhibitors, two Bee ID workshops, two Milkweed Propagation workshops, and five teams of botanists/entomologists/biologists as trip leaders to a never-plowed, shortgrass Southern Plains prairie and playa lake
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