Clear Lake Chapter

Chapter Meeting: Pollinators and Native Plants at Nature Discovery Center

Monday, March 11 • 6:15 p.m.
Hybrid Meeting

Please join us for our chapter meeting on Zoom!

6:15 Doors Open – UHCL Bayou Building, Room 2230
6:40 Zoom Opens
6:45 Business Meeting
6:55 Plant of the Month
7:00 Guest Speaker

Located in Russ Pitman Park in Bellaire, the Nature Discovery Center is dedicated to preserving a four-acre nature park and leading programs that ignite appreciation for nature among all ages. Eric Duran will discuss what the Center has done for pollinators, the native plants featured in the Native Pollinator Garden and the common (but possibly not well known) pollinators found there.

About the Speaker

With 19 years of dedicated service, Eric Duran serves as the Head Naturalist at the Nature Discovery Center. Over the past three decades, he has immersed himself in wildlife biology and nature education. Eric’s experience spans various fields, including ornithology, herpetology, entomology, grassland restoration, and ichthyology. His adventurous spirit has led him to guide in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, survey ducks on the Arctic Tundra, count frogs at Armand Bayou Nature Center, and conduct shark surveys in Florida Bay. Eric has a keen interest in amateur entomology, pollinators, and native plant wildscaping.

In-person – Parking Pass Required

Parking passes required. Martha Richeson will be passing out parking passes Monday evening. Watch for her bright blinking vest on the sidewalk between the Bayou Building and the Pay Station near the Recreation center. If you miss out on the NPSOT parking passes, you will need to buy a parking pass from the pay station. DO NOT park in faculty/staff parking.

The meeting will be held in Room 2230 of the Bayou Building at UHCL.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This is a FREE EVENT. Meetings are open to members and non-members. If you would like to become a member, you may join online. For more information about the Native Plant Society of Texas and the benefits of membership please visit:

Hosted by the Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake.