Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Armadillos to Ziziphus with David M. Hillis

May 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Armadillos to Ziziphus: A Naturalist in the Texas Hill Country 

Join us this spring as we welcome the newest publication by evolutionary biologist David M. Hillis, Armadillos to Ziziphus. This inspiring collection of nontechnical essays touches on the ecology, biodiversity and restoration of the Texas Hill Country. Its here that Hillis has spent the better part of five decades, working to restore the natural beauty and diversity of his Mason County ranch while taking time to appreciate the natural history of the Hill Country. During this talk Hillis will guide first-time visitors and long-term residents alike in an appreciation for the Hill Country’s natural beauty and diversity.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Armadillos to Ziziphus will be available for purchase in our Gift Store both before and after the event. David Hillis will be signing copies in our Gift Store on the day of this event from 2:10 – 2:30 p.m.

$15 per person
Free for Members, UT Faculty & Staff and UT Students with a valid ID

Pro-tip: Arrive early and enjoy lunch on the patio of Wildflower Café! You can order ahead here.

David M. Hillis is the director of the Biodiversity Center at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Sciences. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1999 and was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2008. He is also known for his discovery of numerous new species, including Austin’s iconic Barton Springs Salamander.


May 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,


Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States


Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education