Author Archives: Rick Murphy

Jim’s This & That, Mar 15-31

JIM’S THIS & THAT: March 15-31, 2017 Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com. *** If I had influence with… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Mar 1-15

JIM’S THIS & THAT: March 1-15, 2017 Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com. *** A Light Exists in Spring… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Feb 15-28

JIM’S THIS & THAT: February 15-28, 2017 Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com.   *** Q: What is on… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Jan 2017

JIM’S THIS & THAT: January 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Note: Because January is about as slow as it gets in terms of scheduled walks and activities, there will only be one “This & That” this month. *** Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. Robert Burns. (And did you know that “auld lang… Read More →