TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 3 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 3 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

May Lunchtime Lecture: Hexalectris Orchids in Texas

Hexalectris Orchids in Texas: A Special Citizens’ Science Project”

A  presentation from Stephanie Varnum

Hexalectris orchids are uncommon to extremely rare species of mycoheterotrophic orchids found in limited and potentially endangered ecological areas.  In 2004 several Texas Master Naturalists from the North Texas Chapter began assisting a University of Dallas biology professor, Dr. Marcy Brown-Marsden, in her summer field work observing, counting and measuring these special plants.  The data collected over these 20 years has created a body of knowledge where very little was known about them before this effort.  This presentation will explain the geology that underlies their limited habitat. It will detail the five species (out of the 6 found in Texas) that we have observed and collected data on plus explain the field work project.  It has been an excellent partnership between a scientist and Texas Master Naturalists that could expand to other Texas Master Naturalist chapters and other botanists to further enhance the science.

 

This is a free hybrid seminar. Please join us in person in the Commons of the BRIT Building or virtually via the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82755024484. 

 


About the Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Research Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community. Read more at fwbg.org/events/lecture-series.

Date

May 31 2024
Expired!

Time

(online)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Erin Flinchbaugh
Email
eflinchbaugh@fwbg.org

Organizer

Erin Flinchbaugh
Email
eflinchbaugh@fwbg.org

May Lunchtime Lecture: Hexalectris Orchids in Texas

Date

May 31 2024
Expired!

Time

(online)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Erin Flinchbaugh
Email
eflinchbaugh@fwbg.org

Organizer

Erin Flinchbaugh
Email
eflinchbaugh@fwbg.org

Hexalectris Orchids in Texas: A Special Citizens’ Science Project”

A  presentation from Stephanie Varnum

Hexalectris orchids are uncommon to extremely rare species of mycoheterotrophic orchids found in limited and potentially endangered ecological areas.  In 2004 several Texas Master Naturalists from the North Texas Chapter began assisting a University of Dallas biology professor, Dr. Marcy Brown-Marsden, in her summer field work observing, counting and measuring these special plants.  The data collected over these 20 years has created a body of knowledge where very little was known about them before this effort.  This presentation will explain the geology that underlies their limited habitat. It will detail the five species (out of the 6 found in Texas) that we have observed and collected data on plus explain the field work project.  It has been an excellent partnership between a scientist and Texas Master Naturalists that could expand to other Texas Master Naturalist chapters and other botanists to further enhance the science.

 

This is a free hybrid seminar. Please join us in person in the Commons of the BRIT Building or virtually via the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82755024484. 

 


About the Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Research Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community. Read more at fwbg.org/events/lecture-series.