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Lindemann to Speak on Hill Country Birds
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 • Posted September 7, 2010

Bill Lindemann, Hill Country birder and naturalist, will be speaking on “Hill Country Birds” on September 14 at the Gillespie County Agricultural Extension Building, 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center as part of their Nature Series Programs held throughout the school year. This program will kick off the twelfth year of highlighting Hill Country nature topics of interest.

Lindemann, a native Texan from Gonzales, spent 32 years as a worldwide exploration geologist for Exxon after receiving two degrees in geology from the University of Texas in Austin. Lindemann retired to Fredericksburg in 1994 and has been involved in numerous conservation and nature related endeavors. He helped found the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center and the nature trails in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. He has served two terms as president of the Native Plant Society of Texas and presently heads the Hill Country Land Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting properties in nineteen counties of the Hill Country Region.

Lindemann, an avid birder for over forty five years, has written a weekly birding column in area newspapers for the past thirteen years. He will share his knowledge of the Hill Country birds with a power point presentation highlighting the area’s great diversity of birds. The Edwards Plateau, which forms only 17 percent of the Texas landscape, has recorded sightings of two thirds of the more than 630 bird species seen in the state. His presentation will focus on the region’s significant species including their preferred habitat, behavior and status.

The free program is open to the public. For more information on this program, or the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center, please call John Huecksteadt at 830-456-5061.

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