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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

February 5, 2008

Bird Secrets at the Wildflower Center

What:    Jeff Wells presents Bird Conservation Secrets Everyone Should Know.

When:  11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, February 16

Where:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 

Background: Jeff Wells, author of the Birder's Conservation Handbook: North America's 100 Birds of Conservation Concern, will talk about his views on the state of birds and bird conservation in North America. In a wide-ranging presentation covering everything from global warming to lingerie, Kleenex, donut holes and the Argentinean economy, Dr. Wells will describe the best-kept secrets of bird conservation and tell about some amazing conservation opportunities that still exist including protection of the Boreal - North America's Great Bird Nursery.

Dr. Wells received his Ph.D. and Master's degrees in avian ecology from Cornell University and has worked for the National Audubon Society, first as Bird Conservation Director for the New York State office, then as the National Director of Bird Conservation. Lecture is free with admission to the Center. Sponsored by Princeton University Press, Travis Audubon Society and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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