Category Archives: Books

Master Naturalist vs. Nature – A Book Review

By Lisa Runyon While snuggled in our cabin on New Year’s Day, our son asked what books my husband and I read last year. It took some time to recall all the titles, but I finally had my reading log. Then I reflected on the question I asked my students as they looked at their logs, “What do you notice?” Hmmm, I could beef up the quality of my fiction choices, no doubt. Then I studied my favorite non-fiction choices: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey… Read More →

Bird Brains – A Book Review

 by Lisa Runyon This is not a book review of David Welky’s A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In search of the Last Arctic Frontier. I carried that beast to my hotel room every night on my spring break trip through south Texas’ World Birding Centers, fully intending to read and write a review for this newsletter. Instead, I lost my heart to an unexpected treasure I found in a gift shop in Harlingen’s Arroyo Colorado World Birding Center. The tall, stark white spine with the title Bird Brains… Read More →