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

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

Cynthia Walker Pickens wrote on a kid’s day camp at Palmetto State Park located in

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

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers has an article on Fort Leaton, complete with website http://

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:/

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:
// or http://beta-www.

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
•        The Birds of Texas by John L. Tveten
•        Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of Texas (Smithsonian Handbooks) by Fred J.
•        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
•        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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