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.



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