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Lecture Program:

Part II – Protecting and Restoring Backyard Habitats with Billy Teels

Acton Nature Center Community Lecture Series
Everyday People – Everyday Solutions
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at 2pm
Protecting and Restoring Backyard Habitats
Presented by Dr. Billy Teels

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Past Topics:

Lecture Series Jan. 2023 Topic…
This talk will use much of the information in the 2019 best selling book, Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas Tallamy, to point out the tremendous loss of habitat, both locally and worldwide, discuss the need for each of us to take action in our own backyards, explain how to overcome
some of the institutional constraints that limit our ability to develop backyard habitat, and illustrate some of the best species of plants to create habitat in our own backyards.

Dr. Teels retired from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service with more than 30 years service as a biologist in various offices. He worked directly with USDA programs designed to protect and restore wetlands. He served as past president of the Rio Brazos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists and has been an active member since 2007. He has been involved with many activities at the Acton Nature Center and has led First Saturday Bird Walks there since 2008.

View January’s Presentation Here


Future Topics:

Native Flora & Invasive Plants w/ Matt Turner

Composting w/ Kristina Borgstrom DelPino