Author Archives: Rick Murphy

Jim’s This & That, August 2017

JIM’S THIS & THAT, August 2017 Take a look inside for… 1. News You Can Use: including eclipse resources, goodies for birders and wannabe geologists, and more. 2. Links to community calendars 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education   Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they be a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, July 2017

JIM’S THIS & THAT, July 2017 Take a look inside for… 1. News You Can Use including (indoors!) workshops and seminars, TPWD and JBSWC hiring, 2 great “critter” web resources – and more. 2. Links to community calendars 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, June 2017

Jim’s This & That, June 2017 Take a look inside for… 1. News You Can Use 2. Links to community calendars 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education *** Nobody sees a flower, really – it’s so small – we haven’t time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.   Georgia O’Keeffe. (This quote was a favorite of Shirley Lusk, a fine naturalist who passed away on April 29, 2017. To learn more about Shirley’s many talents and contributions, see http://npsot.org/wp/story/2017/9807/). ***… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, May 2017

Jim’s This & That: Happy Birthday, Jim! Take a look inside for… 1. News You Can Use 2. Links to community calendars, May 2017 3. Area organizations & locations for eco-recreation & education   *** Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, Jim Varnum! Happy birthday to you!   On May 4th, step out into a field full of flowers and let your mind be full of sweet memories of Jim Varnum. If you didn’t know Jim, ask ‘round amongst your nature-loving friends – it… Read More →