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Live! Tonight in Austin! Invasive Species with Beer

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Tiger prawns have recently invaded the Gulf of Mexico.

Tonight at the Cactus Cafe at the University of Texas at Austin, StateImpact Texas will host a discussion of invasive species in Texas. We’re calling it Invasive Species and Why We Love Them With Salt.

Our very own Mose Buchele will lead a panel discussion as part of KUT’s Views and Brews: Conversations at the Cactus Cafe series. We’ll have a roundtable with hunter/gatherer/cook Jessie Griffiths of Dai Due Austin and John Davis and Leslie Hartman of Texas Parks and Wildlife. We’ll be talking feral hog, tiger prawns and even nutria.

Some of the questions on tap: What do we mean by invasive species? How do they get here? What is their impact on the environment when they arrive? We’ll talk about these questions and also look at the ways we adapt to their presence, from making them into delicacies to hunting them for sport. And you’ll have the chance to ask questions and add thoughts of your own to the discussion.

And we’ll be doing it all over a pint (or two) of draft beer. Come join us tonight at the Cactus Cafe at 6 p.m. (doors at 5:30, and if you can’t make it in person, stay tuned later in the week for a recap of the event).

Views and Brews: Invasive Species and Why We Love Them With Salt

Monday, May 7th, 6 p.m. (Doors at 5:30)

The Cactus Cafe

2247 Guadalupe Street

Austin, Texas

Previously: The Top Ten Invasive Species in Texas


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