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Spring 2013 events at the ETNHC

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Here is the 2013 Spring Calendar
for the East Texas Natural History Collection at Jarvis Christian College - Hawkins Texas.

 

FEBRUARY 2013:
JARVIS WRITERS GUILD


Feb 28 (Thursday) 3pm ETNH Gallery Room 101 Frost Hall. Jarvis Writers Guild. Meeting to share experiences and resources for writing. Remarks by Dr. Henry Hood on environmental writers, centered on Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring". Brief remarks by Dr. William Godwin on biologist/author Daniel Lay and his impact on the literature of conservation in Texas. The gallery currently has Mr. Lay's wildlife paintings on display through March.

Members of the community who are interested in the synergy and enthusiasm gained by associating with other writers are encouraged to attend. 

Contact Dr. Anne Christine-Hoff. ahoff@jarvis.edu
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MARCH 2013:
WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

March 8 (Friday) 2pm. ETNH Conference Room 101 Frost Hall. Wood County Historical Society will meet in the ETNH museum to view historical and cultural holdings. These range from mid-19th century East Texas pottery to extensive land records, to the entire collection of photographs by May Stith, Mineola commercial photographer from 1935 to 1950's. This collection includes several photos of Jarvis operations in the 1930's.


Contact Lou Mallory of the Wood County Historical

Society gmallory@suddenlink.net


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GOODBYE TO THE PAINTINGS OF DANIEL LAY - TEXAS' FIRST ECOLOGIST

March 14 (Thursday) 6pm ETNH Gallery Room 101 Frost Hall. Museums and galleries always have openings. We are instituting the closing because many people miss the opening and then the exhibits seem to fade away. Well this is your last chance. Special presentation...Goodbye to the Art of Daniel Lay. Since October, Jarvis Christian College has hosted this exhibit of paintings and other art by Texas' first and most influential wildlife biologist. They will be taken down and replaced with the photographs of Mr. Woodrow Starkey in late March. Come see paintings by the man who nominated the first endangered species in Texas, who assisted Rachel Carson with "Silent Spring", who re-introduced beavers back into East Texas in 1939....essentially the person who more than any other, has had a hand in forming the woods, water and wildlife of Texas over 80 years of work. Special talk on the significance of this work by Dr. William Godwin and Dr. Craig Rudolph, US Forest Service.

A LAND OF DEEPEST SHADE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY WOODROW STARKEY

March 21 (Thursday) 6pm ETNH Gallery Room 101 Frost Hall. Opening of Woodrow Starkey’s large format photographs of rare and beautiful habitats in Wood County; Soutendijk Bog, Steen Saline, Edmore Creek Overcup Woods, Virgin Bottomlands along the Lake Fork Creek. Refreshments served. Remarks by Mr. Starkey himself at 7pm.

Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu
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THE GLADDEST THINGS: BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION BY BART SOUTENDIJK

 

March 21 (Thursday) 6pm ETNH Gallery Room 101 Frost Hall. Opening of Bart Soutendijk’s exhibit of Wood County wildflowers. Bart Soutendijk’s journey has taken him from childhood in Holland to the edge of Soutendijk’s bog near Hainesville, in Wood County. He and wife Liz live near Jarvis with the northern-most pitcherplant bog in Texas in their front yard. Their bog with its rare carnivorous plants, is one of the most remarkable natural features of the area and Bart has made a beautiful record of its diversity with his botanical images. Soutendijk’s art is concurrently on display in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and his illustrations have been used by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in their series of floras. Soutendijk will be on hand to discuss his artistic methods.

MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE FOR JARVIS FOUNDERS DAY

 

March 23 (Saturday) Frost Hall. 9am to 4pm. Open House for East Texas Natural History Collection during Jarvis Christian College Founders Day. The collection will feature special exhibits of East Texas nature photography (including the Jarvis nature trail) by Woodrow Starkey. Mr. Starkey will be on hand to discuss his work. Other exhibits from the general collections include fishes of East Texas by Jarvis student Mr. Idris Fahmi, Butterflies and moths of East Texas by Jarvis Research Associates Robert Nuelle, Jr. and Robert Nuelle, III.

 

Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu
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APRIL 2013:


FIELDWORK ON REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF EAST TEXAS

April 6 (Saturday) 11am to 4pm. On the grounds of the ETNH and Goodwin Nature Trail/wetland boardwalk. Herpetology Field Work...the Reptiles and Amphibians of East Texas. The East Texas Natural History Collection at Jarvis Christian College will host the herpetology field class of Dr. Travis LaDuc, UT Austin. Members of the public are welcome to see the results of the class fieldwork collecting the snakes, lizards, salamanders, sirens, frogs, toads and turtles of our region.

Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu
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LUNA MOTHS, JEWELS OF THE EAST TEXAS WOODS

 

April 12 (Friday) (dependent on weather) 8pm-midnight. Goodwin Nature Trail and wetland boardwalk.  Jarvis Research Associates, Robert Nuelle, Jr. and Robert Nuelle, III will set-up mercury vapor lights at the middle of the nature trail boardwalk and show interested persons the most magnificent member of our lepidopterous fauna...the Luna Moth...Actias luna. Come prepared to walk in comfort on the boardwalk. Other moths and insects of the area will also be abundantly present. We may also see the Polyphemus moth and others.

 

Please bring flashlight, dark clothing and ear protection recommended. A scarf or ear muffs will be handy as there will be large numbers of flying insects attracted to the bright lights.

Read about our last time doing this at Deborah Paris’ blog http://lennoxwoods.blogspot.com

Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu
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LUNA MOTHS, JEWELS OF THE EAST TEXAS WOODS

 

April 13 (Saturday) (dependent on weather) 8pm-midnight. Mineola Nature Preserve. Jarvis Research Associates, Robert Nuelle, Jr. and Robert Nuelle, III will set-up mercury vapor lights and show interested persons the most magnificent member of our lepidopterous fauna...the Luna Moth...Actias luna. Come prepared to walk in the dark. Other moths and insects of the area will also be abundantly present. We may see the Polyphemus moth and others. Please bring flashlight, dark clothing and ear protection recommended. A scarf or ear muffs will be handy as there will be large numbers of flying insects attracted to the bright lights.

Read about our last time doing this at Deborah Paris' blog http://lennoxwoods.blogspot.com (dependent on weather)

 

Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu

MAY 2013

 

JARVIS HOSTS SCIENCE CONFERENCE ON RARE HABITATS OF EAST TEXAS

 

May 16-17-18 The East Texas Natural History Collection at Jarvis Christian College will host the Texas/Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria and special conference on the Saline Prairies of East Texas. Presentations in Meyer Auditorium, May 17 beginning at 8am. Dr. Jason Singhurst, TPWD, will present up-to-date information on rare, endangered and threatened plants of this unusual habitat. Dr. Kim Norton, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, will talk about the rare flora of glades and how they relate to salines. Dr. Craig Rudolph, Jarvis Research Associate and US Forest Service endangered species biologist, will talk about saline springs of U.S. National Forests and review the famous Esteline Salt Spring fauna of crabs and barnacles. Dr. William Godwin, East Texas Natural History Collection, will update us on the distribution of naturally saline habitats and the discovery of several noteworthy new prairies. Conference participants will have special access to privately owned sites on May 16 and 18 including Grand Saline Morton Salt mine, Grand Saline salt marshes and flats, Steen Saline in Smith County and Joy Global Prairie in Gregg County.

Registration $120, Friday talks only $15. Special accommodations made for volunteer note-takers on the field trips and or students.

 

Contact Dr. William Godwin wgodwin@jarvis.edu or jason.singhurst@tpwd.state.tx.us


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