Mr. Travis Gallo talks about his work on the iWire Texas invasives newsletter and on the new invasive species databases covering pests, animals, pathogens, and more. Commander Ben and Mr. Gallo also share a surprising interest in the same invasive plant species.
It was a blast! Thank you so much to the many scientists and citizen scientists in my audience who attended and gave me a rousing round of applause at the end of my talk. (I also showed them The boy who cried invasives, as part of my presentation.)
I also want to thank the student from Moody High School in Corpus Cristi who raised his hand during the question and answer session to let me know “that was pretty awesome man!” You’re cool too and you and your team of students have been doing great work against the saltcedar bandits!
Thanks again to the conference organizers who invited me to speak. That was great! I can’t wait to talk about invasives in front of everyone again!
I had a fantastic opportunity to talk with many wonderful scientists during the conference, and I had a chance to create several short video interviews. I’ll be uploading them in the coming days, and I look forward to sharing them with you so you can enjoy some of the conference fun and discover new secrets about invasive species.