Sep 6 2022

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: The Life and Scientific Legacy of Lena Artz - Fort Worth

Sep 6 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

The shale barrens of the central Appalachian mountains are renowned ecological communities in the eastern US, whose distinct flora and extreme environment conditions have captured the attention of botanists and ecologists for over a century.

This presentation will detail the discovery of Lena Artz’s collection notebooks and professional papers and the reconstruction of her remarkable life’s journey as a botanist outside of traditional research institutions.

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 6-Oct. 29)

Sep 6 2022 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2022 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance and Texan by Nature to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds. 

The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 6 to Oct. 29, 2022.