The soils and climate of the Chihuahuan Desert in West Texas provide distinctive and diverse environments for plants and have led to the evolution of particularly drought tolerant species. From the western margins of the Edward’s Plateau to the gypsum basins of the Trans Pecos, very different conditions lead to a great diversity of flora. In this workshop conservation botanist Michael Eason will discuss some of the most interesting species that occur in the landscapes of this part of Texas. Michael will cover the different ecoregions of this area and then focus on the pollination biology, seed dispersal, ethnobotany, and wildscape value of its most intriguing plants. Sponsored by San Antonio Waster System. Participants will be asked to take a brief survey, which allows the Botanical Garden to get credit from San Antonio Water System, process your refund, and get WaterSaver Rewards points if any are available for the class. A weblink and instructions will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the start of class. If you don’t receive this weblink please contact [email protected]. A computer and internet connection required.
Fee: $10 deposit refundable upon completion of the post-workshop survey
Instructor: Michael Eason, Director of Plant Conservation & Research, San Antonio Botanical Garden