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Maggie Honig

Maggie & Bob Honig have decades of natural history experience under their belts. They have led numerous field trips/tours throughout the Houston area, elsewhere in Texas, Glacier National Park in Montana, and the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad; and they have been part of Earthwatch expeditions to study caterpillars and their parasitoids in Costa Rica, Flammulated Owls in Utah, and sustainable watershed management in California. Each has given many presentations to nature and conservation organizations in southeast Texas.

Maggie has many years of experience teaching in the Houston area, including biology and environmental science. She has taught natural history at the AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies in Michigan, the College Settlement in Pennsylvania, the Taft Field Campus of Northern Illinois University, the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire, Texas, and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center in Houston, Texas. She also gained experience working as a botany intern at the Smithsonian Institution, as a biological technician at Glacier National Park in Montana, and on an Earthwatch project at a coffee cooperative in Costa Rica. Maggie’s lifetime natural history interests and experience have focused on insect-plant relationships, and also on spiders.

Bob is a founding board member of the Katy Prairie Conservancy, serving on the Board of Directors from 1992-2016, then moving to the Advisory Board starting in 2017. He also is a past Chairman of the Ornithology Group of Houston’s Outdoor Nature Club and a former Compiler of the Buffalo Bayou and Brazos Bend, Texas, Christmas Bird Counts. Professionally, he is an environmental consultant addressing such diverse issues as endangered species, wetlands, archaeology, recycling, and sustainable development. His work has taken him throughout North America and has included environmental surveys in Bolivia and the Algerian Sahara. His natural history pursuits have focused particularly on birds and dragonflies and damselflies.

Upcoming Events

April 2017
April 8 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

It's only natural that birders should be interested in butterflies, given how important these insects are to birds. Members of the insect order Lepidoptera, butterflies and moths are a key food source for birds; caterpillars in particular are a major component of bird diets. If you garden to attract butterflies and other insects, you're sure to attract birds as well! Butterflies and moths are plant pollinators, including many plant species the seeds or fruits of which birds eat. And butterflies…

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April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What can a birder do in the middle of the day when the sun is high and bird activity may be low? Why look at other critters, of course, like butterflies, and dragonflies and damselflies – insects that are active when the day warms up. On this trip, you'll have an opportunity to identify these insects in the field. Water features at Galveston Island State Park attract adult dragonflies and damselflies and also provide an opportunity to look at their…

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