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Are Plants Like Animals? Can They Think or Feel?

Debbie Kyrouac, president-elect of the Native Plant Society of Texas' Lindheimer Chapter, offers insight into the secret lives of plants.

Are plants like animals? Can they think or feel?

Debbie Kyrouac, president-elect of the Native Plant Society of Texas Lindheimer Chapter, talks about the secret lives of plants at the August chapter meeting, now scheduled for a new time and location, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 16311 S. Access Road, Canyon Lake.

Social begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by meeting and announcements at 5:45 p.m., plant-of-the-month at 6:10 p.m. and Kyrouac’s presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Kyrouac, who graduated from Governors State University with a degree in Environmental Science, earned a master’s degree from Texas Tech with a thesis project focused on the importance of mycorrhizal fungi to the ecology of a grassland.

While her husband was stationed in the United Kingdom with the U.S. Air Force, Kyrouac worked on a field research team and as an assistant to an instructor at Cambridge University.

She currently teaches Biology I and II for Northeast Lakeview College in Universal City.

NPSOT’s Lindheimer Chapter promote understanding, preservation, and enjoyment of the native flora of Texas, encourages the use of beautiful and durable natives in landscapes.

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