Plants of the Rolling Plains – NPSOT Collin County Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 630pm-815pm
Wildlife biologist Ricky J. Linex will be speaking during our virtual chapter meeting on “Native and Introduced Plants of the Rolling Plains of Texas”. The meeting begins at 6:30 with social time, followed at 7:00 by a short update on chapter activities, and then the presentation. Registration is required.
Grasses, forbs, and woody plants common in the Rolling Plains vegetation region will be shown and discussed showcasing their benefits for livestock, wildlife, erosion control, and pollinators. The Rolling Plains is home to short, mid, and tall grasses, numerous annual and perennial forbs, and a variety of woody plants, though many may only think of Mesquites dominating this area of Texas. Experience 40+ species, some that you may know well and some that are less well known but interesting in their growth and habits.
About our Speaker
Ricky Linex retired in 2021 as a wildlife biologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and works as a range and wildlife consultant. With NRCS, Linex worked 51 counties in north central Texas covering the Rolling Plains, Cross Timbers, Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah vegetational regions. He worked 38+ years with NRCS in Goldthwaite, Snyder, Abilene and Weatherford.
He is the author of “Range Plants of North Central Texas, A Land Users Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management”, a plant identification book for Texas. The book was recognized in 2015 as an outstanding publication by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management and is available through the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
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