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Hey, Texas! Get outside and visit your wild neighbors.
July 3, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

by Melissa Hudnall Texans! Want to see exotic birds? Look out the window! Want to see 250,000 bats? Just go outside tonight and look up! As a wildlife teacher and outreach presenter for the museum, I’ve had a chance to talk with future generations about the amazing wildlife found in Texas. Usually students think you have […]

Invasion of the bulbuls: Houston team studies new invasive species
March 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

Editor’s note: This blog post is a summation of “Ecology, Behavior, and Reproduction of an Introduced Population of Red-vented Bulbuls (Pycnontus cafer) in Houston, Texas,” written by HMNS Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Daniel M. Brooks and published in The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.   Invasive species are (unfortunately) nothing new to Texas. Defined as an […]

Searching for Elvis, (Jim, Janice and Jimi)…
January 22, 2009 · 9 Comments

So far many of the tales I have told (all true by the way) have dealt with a common underlying theme – life through the eyes of a budding young scientist.  This is because I have hacked away at information from old camp logs and field notes from the early days in my career to […]

Incidental Herping and Heroes
September 9, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

I recently took an all-too-short birding trip to Arizona. (Birding is like bird-watching only more sciency.) While my friend Martha and I set our sights on finding some of SE Arizona’s more glamorous birds, we did take the opportunity to check out some of the other local fauna. We were privileged to observe kangaroo rats, […]


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