Date(s) - 11/17/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hyde Park Christian Church
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From Travis Audubon
Join us for our LAST meeting of the year! Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program starts at 7 PM. This event is free to the public!
We will start with a presentation by Chris Caran. This month, Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center marks its 40-year history with the release of “Discovering Westcave: The Natural & Human History of a Hill Country Nature Preserve” by Travis Audubon members Chris Caran and Elaine Davenport. “Discovering Westcave” takes readers on a walk through the beautiful preserve unveiling the evolutionary past of its natural features and acknowledging the many people who have been part of Westcave’s long history. The book aims not only to share the natural and human history of this refuge, but also to inspire a continued respect and appreciation for the natural world.
Afterwards, David Todd and Jonathan Ogren will introduce their work over the last five years that has culminated in the “Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People.” The book explores our relationship with the environment through a highly visual, geographic, and deeply researched view of the widespread changes that have affected the state as its population and economy have boomed and as Texans have worked ever harder to safeguard its bountiful but limited natural resources. For this talk, Todd and Ogren will focus on chapters associated with wind energy, monarchs, bison, and the brown pelican. These chapters highlight some of the many ways we are working with and sometimes against the very landscape that sustains us.
More information about the authors here: http://travisaudubon.org/