THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (October 13, 2015) – Mark Kramer, stewardship coordinator at Armand Bayou Nature Center, will present Alligators of Southeast Texas: The Apex Predator of an Urban Wilderness at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the L.G.I. Lecture Hall at McCullough Jr. High School, 3800 South Panther Creek Drive.
Alligators inhabit freshwater ponds, rivers, marshlands and swamps along the Gulf Coast. The public is fascinated by the big, powerful, aquatic predator, according to Mr. Kramer. On the brink of extinction in the 1960s, alligators are a success story, having made a complete recovery by 1987. The lecture will provide an ecological overview of the biology, place in the ecosystem and recovery of alligators, in addition to covering human safety.
A free program of The Woodlands Township, Walk in the Woods Nature Lectures are funded in part by The Woodlands G.R.E.E.N., Waste Management and Nature’s Way Resources.
In The Woodlands, alligator sightings on public lands should be reported to the Parks Department who will work with Texas Parks and Wildlife to determine if the animal poses a threat. For more information, please call The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/wildlife.