The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club will meet on May 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Richard P. Eckert Civic Center. A very special guest speaker will present information on how to landscape with native plants, thereby conserving water while still having an attractive yard. William L. (Bill) Lindemann who now lives in Fredericksburg has traveled the world as an exploration geologist for Exxon. He spent time in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and other Far East countries.
Since he retired in 1994, Mr. Lindemann has been very active in promoting historical and natural preservation in the Texas Hill Country through education, outreach, and by example.
Mr. Lindemann teaches classes on birding and writes a weekly column on that subject for the Fredericksburg Standard Radio-Post and Kerrville Daily Times. He served as president of the Narive Plant Society of Texas from 2001 to 2006 and is president of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center which operates nature trails in Lady Bird Johnson City Park.
Mr. Lindemann has been recognized for his work by The Native Plant Society of Texas through numerous awards. He also recieved a "Star of Texas" award from the Gillespie County Historical Society in 2006 for his work in creating the Fredericksburg Nature Center and for the preservation of the natural and historical heritage of the Texas Hill Country.
Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting and hear this outstanding speaker. Hostesses for the meeting will be Tonya Lamoreaux and Mary Hemphill.
Members are reminded that annual dues are payable at this meeting. Following the program, officers will be installed for the next two year term.