Dan Brooks

The Houston Urban Wildlife Project
April 22, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

While Earth Day undoubtedly evokes various emotions in people who are passionate about the environment, I don’t consider myself a very emotional person.  I think I can count on my fingers the number of times I’ve had tears in my eyes since I was in my early teens.  However, one of those moments that I […]

Help Save Millions of Birds with the FLIP of a SWITCH
March 29, 2021 · 4 Comments

If you’ve ever visited the Oak Motte diorama in the Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife, we’ve attempted to recreate the spectacular scene of Spring migration along the Texas Coast.  Each and every Spring, 2.5-3.5 billion birds make their way north to the continental US to settle into breeding mode in a more ideal environment to […]

From Our Collections: Look overhead! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s definitely a bird…
October 1, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

In some of the blogs I wrote several weeks ago, I tried to let you in on some BtS ideas of why certain diorama scenes were created the way they were.  Here is another fun tidbit – over each label describing species and habitat in Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife, there is a bird(s) flying […]

From the Curator: Aquatic Turtles of McGovern Lake
August 18, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

I’ve been doing aquatic bird surveys at McGovern Lake in Hermann Park for over a decade, but that will have to be a blog topic for the future!  Every now and then my son comes with me, and he’s pretty much a reptile-magnet.   We now have documented the following four species of freshwater turtles at […]



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