Texas Roadside Wildflowers



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Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, Texas 75069

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Today, there are more than 5,000 species of wildflowers and native grasses flourishing along Texas roadsides.  The credit for this goes to Mother Nature and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  The program to maintain, preserve and encourage wildflowers and other native plants along TxDOT rights of way has been in place for more than 60 years.  You can learn more about this long-term progressive effort at the next Texas Master Naturalist Blackland Prairie Chapter Naturalist Talk featuring Jacob Eickstead, Vegetation Specialist with TxDOT.  Eickstead holds a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Texas State University.  Prior to working at TxDOT, Jacob served as a Natural Resource Specialist for the Railroad Commission of Texas, analyzing soil characteristics and re-vegetation of mine reclamations throughout the state.

Eickstead’s presentation will be on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069, in the Science Resource Center building.  A brief Chapter meeting will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by the Naturalist Talk.  This is a free event and non-members are invited to attend.  For directions to the Heard Museum visit  For more information please email

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