May 2010 Texas Parks & Wildlife
I just received my new Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, always some great photos
and articles.  Most of the content is available online at
http://www.tpwmagazine.com

Melissa Gaskill has an article on invasive species, and offered a website texasinvasives.
org

Cynthia Walker Pickens wrote on a kid’s day camp at Palmetto State Park located in
Gonzales.
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/palmetto/

Some related books
•        Naturalists of the Frontier by Samuel Wood Geiser
•        The Best in Tent Camping: Texas: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs,
Concrete Slabs, and Loud    Portable Stereos by Wendel Withrow
•        Parks for Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal (Clifton & Shirley
Caldwell Texas Heritage Series) by James Wright Steely
•        Plants of Central Texas Wetlands (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American
Southwest)

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers has an article on Fort Leaton, complete with website http://
www.
tpwd.state.tx.
us/spdest/findadest/parks/fort_leaton/

A few books on related to Fort Leaton:
•        Baronial Forts of the Big Bend; Ben Leaton, Milton Faver, and their private forts
in Presidio County by Leavitt Corning
•        Traces of Texas History: Archeological Evidence of the Past 450 Years by Daniel
E. Fox
•        Tales of the Big Bend by Elton Miles
•        The Legend Of Fort Leaton by Allan Kimball

Kathryn McGranahan did a nice article on San Angelo with and offered several websites
at: http:/
/www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2011/may/threedays/

A few books related to San Angelo.
•        Early San Angelo (Images of America) by Virginia Noelke
•        San Angelo: A Look Back, Volume I with Rick Smith (Preface)
•        Fort Concho: A History and a Guide (Fred Rider Cotton Popular History Series)
by James T. Matthews
•        Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier by J. Evetts Haley
•        No Reason to Kill: The Search for Sheila Elrod's Killer by Russell S. Smith
•        Growing Up West of 100th Meridian by Emil Beck
•        Elmer Kelton: Essays and Memories by Judy Alter Ph.D (Editor), James Ward
Lee (Editor)
•        Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer by Elmer Kelton  
•        Elmer Kelton Country: The Short Nonfiction of a Texas Novelist by Elmer Kelton
•        Elmer Kelton and West Texas: A Literary Relationship (Texas Writers Series, Vol
1) by Judy Alter

Noreen Damude wrote an article on birding along the upper Texas Coast.

A few books:
•        Exploring the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: Highlights of a Birding Mecca by
Mel White
•        Finding Birds on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail: Houston, Galveston, and
the Upper Texas Coast (Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-
Corpus Christi) by Ted L. Eubanks Jr., Robert A. Behrstock, Seth Davidson
•        Birdlife of Houston, Galveston, and the Upper Texas Coast by Ted L. Eubanks
Jr., Robert A. Behrstock, Ron J. Weeks, Victor Emanuel

Shelly Plante compiled a great birding calendar for Spring and Summer 2011. http:
//
www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2011/may/ed_2/index.phtml or http://beta-www.
tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/

Texas Birding Books
•        Birding Texas by Roland Wauer
•        Birds of Texas Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
•        National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: Texas by Jonathan Alderfer
•        A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas: and Adjacent States (Peterson Field Guide)
by Roger Tory Peterson
•        Birds of Texas by Keith A. Arnold, Gregory Kennedy
•        Backyard Birds of Texas: How to Identify and Attract the Top 25 Birds by Bill
Fennimore
•        The Birds of Texas by John L. Tveten
•        Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of Texas (Smithsonian Handbooks) by Fred J.
Alsop
•        Birder's Guide to Texas (Birder's Guides Series) by Edward A. Kutac

Manuel Carrasco did a great article on falconry.

•        The Illustrated Birds of Prey: Red-Tailed Hawk, American Kestrel & Peregrine
Falcon: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Bird Lovers, Artists, and Woodcarvers (The
Denny Rogers Visual Reference series)
•        Falconry: The Essential Guide by Steve Wright
•        Falconry & Hawking  by Phillip Glasier

The teacher and student section features stargazing.

•        McDonald Telescope: Commemorating the Dedication and the Formal Opening of
the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas. May 5, 1939
•        Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Astronomy and Space Exploration
Sites Across America (Scientific Traveler)
•        Seeing Stars: The McDonald Observatory Its Science & Astronomers by Mark
Mitchell
•        Big and Bright: A History of the McDonald Observatory (History of Science
Series) by David S. Evans, J. Derral Mulholland


E. Dan Klepper did a nice story on Hallie Stillwell (1897-1997) in the Legend, Lore &
Legacy section.

E. Dan Klepper’s Books

•        100 Classic Hikes in Texas
•        Spirit Walker: J. D. Challenger And His Art
•        Ghost Dancing: Sacred Medicine and the Art of JD Challenger

Hallie Stillwell’s Books

•        I'll Gather My Geese
•        My Goose is Cooked: Continuation of a West Texas Ranch Woman's Story
•        How Come It's Called That? : Place Names in the Big Bend Country
•        A Bowl of Red
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