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Expert to Speak About Toxic Plants in the Texas Hill Country

Barron Rector, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, conducts a walking weed- identification tour near College Station.

Interntionally renowned toxic-plant expert Professor Barron Rector, Ph.D, is the guest speaker at the 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20 meeting of the Texas Master Naturalist Lindheimer (Comal County) Chapter.

Non-members who would like to join the free, online presentation should email LindheimerMNContact@gmail.com for a link to join the meeting.

Rector is an associate professor and extension range specialist with the Ecosystem Science and Management Department, Texas AgriLife Extension Service at Texas A&M University.

Areas of expertise include plant-identification skills, training workshops about poisonous-plant issues, exotics, noxious weed management, and plant materials important to agriculture and urban interests.

Rector will discuss plants that are toxic to humans, pets and livestock.

He serves as a trainer for Texas Master Naturalist volunteers and is frequently asked to teach about ecology and ecosystems, vegetation areas of Texas, plant identification, rangeland ecology-and- management, brush and weed management, invasive plants, impacts of humans, naturalists, the water cycle and more.

To learn more about Texas Master Naturalist Lindheimer Chapter, click here.

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