Hill Country Chapter Master Naturalist Presentation

July 27, 2015

Speaker: Micheal Murphrey, East Texas Invasive Species Coordinator for Texas A&M Forest Service Health

“DO YOU KNOW WHO’S TAKING OVER YOUR YARD?”

Exotic Invasive Species from all over the world are taking over…aliens from another world. Since man first came to the United States there have been exotic species spreading throughout the world. And now since the world is in the 21st century and with a global economy we move more plants, insects, animals and other species to and from the United States more than you can imagine.  Michael Murphrey, East Texas Invasive Species Coordinator for the Texas A&M Forest Service-Forest Health will be providing a presentation on the exotic invasives that are moving into your yard and some of the techniques you can use to fight these alien invaders with, to free your yard of all invasive species.

Bio:

Michael Murphrey is has been the East Texas Invasive Species Coordinator since 2005 located in Lufkin, TX.  Mike graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1989  with a BS in Forest Mgmt. and hired on with the Texas A&M Forest Service in 1990. Mike started his career with the Forest Service as a District Forester in Pittsburg Texas where he worked for 11 years.  Mike was relocated to Lufkin Texas in 2001 and began working for the Forest Pest Mgmt. now known as Forest Health.  Mike has traveled all over the state of Texas bringing awareness to the severe problems of invasive species on our native Texas lands and assisting many a Texas landowner with information on how to rid their yards and property of these alien invaders.

The monthly meeting of the Master Naturalists is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville. Socializing begins at 6:30pm; program starts at 7:00. Contact our Program Coordinator Paul Person with questions regarding this presentation.