Archive for January 5th, 2008

TPW TV: Epitaph

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Wildlife Restoration Program

The perfection that’s in the balance nature is miracle evidence of the creative genius of God. He set it up. Whether he used the process of evolution, or whatever process he used, I don’t know and I don’t care.

Geraldine Watson devoted her life to preserving the natural world, and was instrumental in saving a unique east Texas woodlands from development pressures.

Well, frankly, I never dreamed that we’d save any of the Big Thicket.

But they did save the Big Thicket, and Watson, now in her eighties, lead the charge. Meet this fascinating woman this month on the Texas Parks and Wildlife television series. Producer, Ron Kabele.

She spent lots of time in the 1960s and 1970s promoting Big Thicket—it’s diversity and the importance of its ecological preservation.

The loss of each plant, or each animal, takes me personally closer to extinction. Because we’re all part of the chain of life.

And the great thing is, people everywhere know who she is. She’s like a botany Guru.

I never planned to be an botonist. I never planned to be an ecologist. I simply seem to drift into things. (laughs)

We’re glad you drifted our way. Find out when and where this show airs at

That’s our show…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Information about the Big Thicket, area State Parks and birds:

Call the Visitor Center at The Big Thicket National Preserve: (409) 839-2689.
Call Village Creek State Park at (409) 755-7322.
Texas Ornithological Bird Society and the Sabine Woods Sanctuary.