Tales of a Texas Naturalist: Roy Bedichek, 1945
Dr. Larry McKinney, TPWD Senior Director for Water Policy as Roy
Bedichek, Texas writer and folklorist
Texas Naturalist, Part 1 – Folklore (Real Media)
Texas Naturalist, Part 2 – The Frog! (Real Media)
Texas Naturalist, Part 3 (Real Media)
Roy Bedichek, busy writing his Adventures with a Texas Naturalist
Looking at a hummingbird
Close up of hummingbird specimen
Amused by the stories and letters of folklore about animals and separating
fact from fiction.
Myth from fact about owls -- messengers of death? Or near people at night
because of the food, rats and mice found around farms and cities?
Mexican screech owl -- some people like them and some are worried about them.
Roy tells us a funny story about a pair of screech owls
Roy believed that barbed wire fence may have destroyed natural Texas
A bird-eating frog!
Roy Bedichek was known for his storytelling, writer and as a correspondent.
His most well known book is
Adventures with a Texas Naturalist.