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The 2014 Survey has shown EAB present in Six Arkansas Counties...it's getting very close to Texas.

What else is going on with T.I.S.I.? Look under our Current EDRR tab to find out!

Not sure what you have?

Use this USDA/APHIS public ID guide concerning Texas invasives at http://www.hungrypests.com

Then you can report them to us, look under the Citizen Scientist tab for more help.

Have a Green Thumb?

Eradication of invasive plants can start in your own yard!!
Plant beautiful Native Plants instead! They're colorful,
variable and can attract native butterflies and birds!

Click here for Native Plants for any Texas climate.
Courtesy of the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Check out the Native Plant Society of TX for other info.

Texas Native Plant Week is Oct. 19-26 this year.



Upcoming Conferences:

 Texas Plant Conservation Conference (TPPC)

November 5-8, 2014
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin, Texas

TPCC is a professional level meeting designed to serve scientsts, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, and other professionals interested in plant conservation. This years conference is co-hosted by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Features of the conference include:

  • Presentations from several environmental entities and provide an environment to foster communication among them;
  • Exhibitions for everyone to provide information and network with other organizations;
  • Field trips to Bastrop State Park, Purola Conservation Easment of Ladybiurd Lake Boardwalk in Austin.

Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend!! Early bird registration is open until Oct 29th!!

Group rate accomodations for the conference have been made at:

LaQuinta Inn and Suites Southwest Mopac, Austin
4424 Southwest Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78735

For more information visit  wildflower.org!


62nd Annual Entomological Society of America (ESA) Meeting

November 16-19, 2014
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

ESA is one of the largest conferences; and brings thousands of entomologists and professionals from all levels and related disciplines. This conference lasts for four days and allows attenedees to share the latest research, enhance their knowledge and skills, and to build valuable connections with others from around the globe! The annual meetings are filled with:

  • Scientific presentations on insect conservation, invasives species management, biological controls/parasitoids, and hundreds of other topics;
  • networking events and valuable workshops;
  • tours (i.e. Mt. Hood Loop & Gorge Waterfalls Tour, Oregon's Bugs, Birds and Bounty Experience, etc.);

Also, ESA will be hosting it's first ever Urban Adventure Run, sposored by FitRight NW. Participants will run through the streets of downtown Portland collecting raffle tickets from various checkpoints for chances to win prizes!!

Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend!! Registration is open and discounts are offered for students and ESA members!

For more information visit entsoc.org!