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Hyperobjects – Vegetable

26 Aug 2018


Davis Mountain Preserve
Fort Davis, Texas

A Walk Through the Ponderosa Pines

Davis Mountain Preserve  |  Nature Conservancy

Ballroom hosted a walk through the Davis Mountain Preserve with The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) lead state ecologist Charlotte Reemts. Ponderosa pine populations have drastically decreased in the Davis Mountains, so Reemts and TNC have partnered with Texas A&M University to carry out ‘Operation Ponderosa’ – an initiative to restore and protect the ponderosa pine population in the area.

On the walk, Reemts shared her research on ponderosa pine ecology, restoration, and the effects of climate change on this singular sky island habitat. Participants also had a chance to take home and preserve a piece of the Davis Mountains by creating a sun print from objects they found throughout the hike.

Hyperobjects — Vegetable, was part of a three-part Hyperlocal Ecologies program inspired by the exhibition Hyperobjects. Ballroom also hosted Mineral and Animal