East Texas Naturalists consists primarily of naturalists and photographers who wish to demonstrate the beauty and diversity of our local woods, lakes & waterways and wildlife. We have the additional wish to assist others in the identification of the animals and plants of the area as well to provide information to help educate and inform others of the diverse ecosystems in east Texas. We are joined in this task at times by biologists and scientists from both state and federal agencies.
Ideally, we are working towards becoming THE place to start for anyone who wishes to know any aspect of plant and animal life in east Texas. This includes being a source of places and events to help others enjoy all of our natural resources.
We hope that by the use of our photographs and blogs that we can help spread awareness of the unique beauty that is really all around us. With time, we will have more and more information to help identify plants and animals, as well as guides on where to find them.
East Texans have a proud heritage of living close to nature. Many of us are just plain and simple nature lovers. Others are fisherman, hunters, hikers, who all find their own ways of enjoying nature. We all have a tremendous personal investment in nature and a duty to make sure that we honor our heritage by ensuring the natural resources are maintained.
We must do what we can to take care of our forests, our waterways, and our wildlife. That begins with awareness.
One of our primary goals with this website is to spread awareness of the natural beauty of our region and help others to appreciate it as we do.
The NETFO (Northeast Texas Field Ornithologist) website is part of our community.
This is not a closed website. We welcome input from others who enjoy east Texas nature. Contact us if you would like to write an occasional article or would like to exhibit your photographs. If you have ideas about particular sections of the website and would like to join us or contribute, we would love to talk with you. Are you part of an East Texas nature group? We may make a section of the site available for your group. Everyone is also welcome to take part in our Talk Forum. Got other ideas - let us know!