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Bob Honig

Bob Honig has spent many years observing and studying natural history, particularly birds, dragonflies, and damselflies.  He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Katy Prairie Conservancy, after having served on its Board of Directors for 25 years.  He 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, as an environmental consultant, he has addressed such diverse issues as endangered species, wetlands, archaeology, recycling, and sustainable development, and performed numerous bird surveys.His work has taken him throughout North America and has included environmental surveys in Bolivia and the Algerian Sahara.  Bob has led — often with his wife, Maggie — numerous field trips/tours throughout the Houston area, elsewhere in Texas, to Glacier National Park in Montana, and to the Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad; and they have been part of Earthwatch expeditions to study caterpillars and their parasitoids in Costa Rica, sustainable watershed management in California, and Flammulated Owls in Utah.

 

Upcoming Events

April 2020
April 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Many birders are clamoring to learn about other things they see when birding, and prominent among these are dragonflies and damselflies, which together comprise the insect order Odonata. These raptors of the insect world are important in both terrestrial and aquatic food webs, and food for a number of bird species. The adults' beautiful colors and easily observable habits have spawned an increasing interest among birders and other naturalists. In this workshop you'll hear about how dragonflies and damselflies make…

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April 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 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 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 are beautiful,…

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April 18 @ 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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