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Library hosts ethnobotany lecture


Park Ranger Leanne Beauxbeannes of the Hill Country State Natural Area and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Archeologist Diane Dismukes will host an ethnobotany lecture, beginning at 6 pm, Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Bandera County Public Library, 505 Main Street.
Ethnobotany is the scientific study of relationships that exist between people and plants of a given region. Since their earliest origins, humans have depended on plants for their needs and existence. Plants provide food, medicine, and shelter. Many native peoples also used plants in ceremonial or spiritual rituals.
The lecture will concentrate on the aboriginal peoples and plants of the Texas Hill Country. After their presentation, Beauxbeannes and Dismukes will be available to answer questions.