Native Plant Society to hold spring symposium at Austin wildflower center

By Donna Hagar

Prairie Rose Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas

Award-winning author Dr. Doug Tallamy will deliver the keynote address at our one-day Spring Symposium on Saturday, April 26. Dr. Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home; How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens.

Photo courtesy Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Photo courtesy Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

This event is sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

REGISTRATION
Before April 18 – $55 ($50 NPSOT & LBJWC members). After April 18 – $65.  Fee includes a light breakfast and a box lunch, plus full access to all the gardens at the Wildflower Center.
Register now at http://www.npsot.org/springsymposium2014
Call 830-997-9272 or email state@npsot.org for more information.

LOCATION
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, Texas, 78739

SCHEDULE

8 a.m. — CHECK IN

8:30-8:45 a.m. — WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:45-9:45 a.m. — BRINGING NATURE HOME: Gardening for Life! Dr. Douglas Tallamy, University of Delaware

9:45-10 a.m. — BREAK

10-11 a.m. — A NEW ERA FOR THE LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER: Dr. Damon E. Waitt, University of Texas at Austin

11 a.m.-noon — REMARKABLE PLANTS OF TEXAS:
Matthew Warnock Turner, author Remarkable Plants of Texas

Noon 12-1 p.m. — LUNCH

1-2 p.m. — TEXAS’ NEWEST CAJUN PRAIRIE PRESERVE: Jason Singhurst, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and co-author of Rare Plants of Texas

 

2-2:15 p.m. –BREAK

2:15-3:15 p.m. — LASAGNA GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS FOR HUMMINGBIRDS: Mark Klym, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, co-author of Hummingbirds of Texas

3:15-3:30 p.m. — DOOR PRIZE/ CLOSING REMARKS

ACCOMMODATIONS
Many options for lodging are available in Austin. The Wildflower Center recommends you try making reservations at the following two hotels as they are closest to the gardens:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
Austin-Sunset Valley
4892 Highway 290 West
Austin, Texas 78735
512-891-9500

La Quinta Inn and Suites Southwest Mopac, Austin
4424 Southwest Mopac Expressway
Austin, Texas 78735
512-899-3000

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