Native Plant Festival

Tallamy Books

Check out our Native Plant Festival Schedule!

October 24th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

9:00 am

  • Themed Garden Tours Outdoors (bird, butterflies, cactus & more)

10:00 am

  • Dr. Tallamy presents “Stitching the World Together for Birds”

11:30 am

  • Allen Williams “Creating Living Landscapes at Home, School, & Business”
  • Native Plant Project

On-Going

  • Native Plant Sale with Mike Heep, Betty Perez, and Suzie & James Lovegren
  • Book Signing with Dr. Tallamy of Bringing Nature Home
  • Art Gallery Exhibit & Sale by Jessica Monroe, Arte Nativo
  • Nature Gift Items, Art, Jewelry, Healthy Snacks, & more
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Planta Nativa Celebration

Douglas Tallamy

Planta Nativa Celebration featuring Nationally Renowned Author Dr. Douglas Tallamy at Quinta Mazatlan.

The celebration of our natural heritage will take place at Planta Nativa on Friday evening, October 23rd from 6:30 to 9:30 at Quinta Mazatlan. Along with tacos, tapas, beer, wine, and art guest will thoroughly enjoy a presentation by Dr. Douglas Tallamy on the giant LED movie screen outdoors titled “Creating Living Landscapes”.

The evening begins with the McAllen Chamber Border Buttermilk Reception while viewing the UTRGV Science Poster Presentation by Agroecology Students in the Grand Hall. In the Art Gallery artist Jessica Monroe opens her newest exhibit titled Arte Nativo for view and purchase.

At 8:00 pm, Douglas Tallamy presents “Creating Living Landscapes” outdoors. As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressure on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.

There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife- native insects cannot or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.

Participate in a special evening of “Bringing Nature Home” as it has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being. Douglas will also be available for a book signing reception. The Planta Nativa tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at Quinta Mazatlan. For more information please call 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com

Tapas & Talks

Creating Living Landscapes

The celebration of our natural heritage will take place at Planta Nativa on Friday evening, October 23rd from 6:30 to 9:30 at Quinta Mazatlan. Along with tacos, tapas, beer, wine, and art guest will thoroughly enjoy a presentation by Dr. Douglas Tallamy on the giant LED movie screen outdoors titled “Creating Living Landscapes”. Tickets on sale now $15.Douglas Tallamy