Ricky Linex, Retired Wildlife Biologist
Survivor Plants in Urban Areas, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
This presentation will look at plants that have survived, thrived and adapted to now living in a North Texas urbanized area. Much of the metroplex was grazed by early settlers prior to being converted to farmland beginning in the late 1800’s. As the population grew the farms and ranches were mostly pushed out and replaced with asphalt and concrete surrounding homes and businesses. Plan to attend to learn how plant diversity, both native and introduced, has changed over the past 200 years. What makes a plant a survivor? Over time man has created great changes in the flora of the region. We will discuss historical plant communities and how they have changed, and what it would take to slow and reverse the present trend.