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MARY O. PARKER & JEFF PARKER - Explore Texas
Saturday, October 8th at 2pm
Author & Photographer
MARY O. PARKER & JEFF PARKER
speaking & signing
Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide
From the panhandle to river valley, from the desert in the east to the piney woods in the west; Texas has a lot to offer the nature lover. Now, with their new book Explore Texas: A Nature Travel Guide, author Mary O Parker and photographer Jeff Parker offer a fantastic, comprehensive guide to the great outdoors of the Lone Star State. Join us tonight as we welcome both the author and photographer as they’ll discuss all the beautiful places Texas has to offer.
ABOUT EXPLORE TEXAS: A NATURE TRAVEL GUIDE
If you are interested in birdwatching, wildlife viewing, or stargazing; flowers, geology, or water; nature centers, festivals, or photography, a destination in Texas awaits you.
From the desert gardens of Big Bend to hawk watching on the Gulf Coast to caving and bat watching in the Hill Country, nature-oriented travel in Texas also includes lesser known getaways.
Organized by the seven official state travel regions, Explore Texas features descriptions of almost one hundred nature-oriented sites, including information about the best time to visit and why it s worth going; location, and other logistics; and a learn section on the observations and natural phenomena a visitor might expect to experience. Photographs by professional photographer Jeff Parker accompany the accounts, and handy color-coded icons help guide readers to the activities of their choice.
Perfect for planning the family's next outing or vacation, this book also contains a message of how nature tourism helps to protect biodiversity, promote conservation, and sustain the state s tourism economy.
ABOUT MARY O. PARKER
Mary O, a freelance writer, novelist, and nature-lover, lives in central-Texas. Her work includes dozens of articles on topics including travel, family, nature, conservation, education, and pieces that appeal to general audiences.
ABOUT JEFF PARKER
Wildlife & nature photographer, Jeff Parker, was captivated by nature’s big screen long before he developed a passion for capturing it with the camera.
He thoroughly enjoys helping other nature-lovers improve their photography techniques and also showing them great places to do so. How much luckier could he be? — Jeff gets to talk photography with others who love the natural world!
Jeff’s photographs have appeared in many publications and websites including: Audubon Magazine, NANPA’s Expressions, American Profile, American Airlines’ Celebrated Living, American Profile Magazine, Texas Journey Magazine,Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine,Texas Wildlife Magazine, and Cenizo.
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