Dr. Jaime Baxter-Slye of the UNT Department of Biological Science will present “Introducing the Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie: An Urban North Central Texas Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction as an Educational Tool.”
The Pollinative Prairie is a four-acre prairie reconstruction located on the University of North Texas Campus. Since 2016, the mission of the project has been to increase native plant and animal biodiversity on an urban university campus, while providing an outdoor educational experience and volunteer opportunities for any UNT student, staff or faculty interested in ecological restoration and sustainable land use stewardship. Organizers have documented a gain in over 200 species of native plants, insects, birds, reptiles, and fungi in the four-acre plot. This talk will provide a story of how the prairie project originated, its challenges, successes and hopefully engage more discussion, ideas and collaborations.
Social at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at 7 p.m.
Info: Liz Moyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-598-8165