Category Archives: This & That

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 →

Jim’s This & That, Apr 15-30

Jim’s This&That, April 15-30, 2017 Take a look inside for… Texas art/ H. Garrett event / raptor photos / ecological restoration / monarch watchers / rare plants / eagle tours / hog forum / birdsong ID *** Every day, I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle in the haystack of light. It was what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and… Read More →

Jim’s This & That, Apr 1-15

7102, 51-1 lirpA: TAHT dna SIHT S’MIJ   April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. Mark Twain The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected. Will Rogers Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. Charles Lamb *** Planning for the plant sales? At the Heard Museum: Meet the Plants – a Preview of the Native Plants… Read More →

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 *** If I had influence with… Read More →