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Wildflower Center Features Teen vs Invasive Species

Commander Ben Featured in Summer 2013 Wildflower Center Magazine

Commander Ben Featured in Wildflower Center magazine

The Summer 2013 issue of Wildflower, the printed magazine for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, features my exploits as Commander Ben in my battles against invasive species.

Many thanks to Ms. to Saralee Tiede, Communications Director for the Wildflower Center, for interviewing me!

Commander Ben & Ms. Saralee Tiede at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Commander Ben & Ms. Saralee Tiede at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Being interviewed by Ms. Tiede for the Wildflower article was so much fun. When we arrived at the Wildflower Center’s offices, Ms. Tiede took my Mom and me upstairs to a beautiful conference room. For about an hour, Ms. Tiede asked me all sorts of questions about how I got interested in science, and specifically invasive species, as well as questions about how I got started making videos and blogging. She said that one of her favorite videos was Tea Time with English Ivy. Seems like so many people like that one!

After the interview, Ms. Tiede treated us to a delicious lunch at the Wildflower Cafe where we were surprised by Dr. Damon Waitt, Senior Director and Botanist for the Wildflower Center, who joined us for lunch. It was great to see Dr. Waitt again and talk about invasive species. Next, I topped off my lunch with a fantastic cookie which Ms. Tiede assured me was “the best”. And she was right!

Thanks again to Ms. Tiede for the great interview and making me feel like a celebrity for the day!

Your friend,
Ben

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