Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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The brilliant botanist, Benito Trevino will present on the many endangered and threatened species of plants and animals in the Rio Grande Valley. Come learn the names of these endangered species and how to protect them. Join in the talk on Thursday, January 16 at 6 p.m. for a memorable and meaningful evening at Quinta Mazatlán.

Trevino received his botany degree from the University of Texas. He returned home to the Valley in 1986 and purchased his ranch in Rio Grande City, Rancho Lomitas. Benito and wife Toni offer history and native plant tours and provide a bed and breakfast for birders, locals and Winter Texans. Benito is a grower of native plants whose customers include local ranchers, farmers, and various state and federal entities. Since 1992, he has grown and sold over 800,000 seedlings, most used for habitat restoration.

The talk is part of the Nights at the Mansion Speaker Series that presents noteworthy programs on various topics including the global environment, local cuisine, arts and culture. The program takes place on Thursday evenings through May 2020, $3 per person and no advance reservation is needed.

Quinta Mazatlán is located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370 or the events page at facebook.com/McAllenQuintaMazatlan

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