Our December meeting will feature the screening of the video lecture entitled "Bringing Nature Home" by Doug Tallamy, followed by a panel discussion. The video being shown is Part 1 of a lecture presented to Cape Fear Audubon May 12, 2011, Wilmington NC.
Dr. Doug Tallamy is Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
Dr. Tallamy won the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer's Association for his book, Bringing Nature Home.
Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own reusable cup or water bottle.
You do not need to be a member of the Society to attend any of our meetings, however if you would like to become a member there will be an opportunity to join at the meeting or you can do so online. For more information about the Native Plant Society of Texas and the benefits of membership please visit: npsot.org
The University of Houston Clear Lake does charge for parking during the week - so we suggest you carpool. Visitor parking costs $5 and is payable at the pay stations adjacent to visitor parking lots.
For a campus map and visitor parking and pay station locations, please visit: prtl.uhcl.edu/facilities/parking
The University has, however, very generously allowed us to purchase parking passes for $1 each which will be good for every meeting for the rest of the academic year. Those $1 parking passes will be made available to the first 100 people who join or transfer their membership to the Clear Lake Chapter of NPSOT and who do not already have a campus parking pass. If you would like to purchase one of these passes please arrive a little early so that you can make your way to the Forest Room to buy one and return to your vehicle to place it on your dashboard.
If you have already purchased a parking pass - please do not forget to bring it with you!
Please contact Rowena McDermid: email@example.com or Wendy Reistle: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no charge for this event, but please register as seating is limited and we can plan better if we know how many people to expect.