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 East Texas as well as to provide information to help educate and inform others of the diverse ecosystems in our area.
The original focus was on birding in East Texas, as most of us are birders and were particularly interested in observing and photographing East Texas birds. We also have a lot of interest in bird identification. The East Texas Bird ID page is our most popular section.
We are adding other guides as well, in particular guides to East Texas mammals, plants, trees, insects, spiders, reptiles & amphibians, butterflies, other insects, fungi, fish, wildflowers, etc. This could eventually be 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 will include information, reviews, and events taking place in the forests, the rivers & streams, and the lakes in East Texas.   Additionally, we will include campgrounds, fishing spots, hiking trails, kayaking/canoeing suggestions, and more.

East Texans have a proud heritage of living close to nature.  Many of us are just plain and simple nature lovers. Others are fishermen, 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. And it all started with East Texas birds and birders.


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