Temple Big Thicket Series
Vol. 6: The Big Thicket Guidebook: Exploring the Backroads and History of Southeast Texas
Published: October, 2011 Pages: 848 Features: 100 illus. 16 maps. Bib. Index.
Start your engines and follow the backroads, the historical paths, and the scenic landscape that were fashioned by geologic Ice Ages and traveled by Big Thicket explorers as well as contemporary park advocates–all as diverse as the Big Thicket itself. From Spanish missionaries to Jayhawkers, and from timber barons to public officials, you will meet some unusual characters who inhabited an exceptional region. The Big Thicket and its National Preserve contain plants and animals from deserts and swamps and ecosystems in between, all together in one amazing Biological Crossroad. The fifteen tours included with maps will take you through them all. more... about The Big Thicket Guidebook: Exploring the Backroads and History of Southeast Texas
Vol. 5: Big Thicket Plant Ecology: An Introduction, Third Edition
Published: October, 2006 Pages: 152 Features: 8 fig. 15 maps. 20 illus. Bib. Index.
Originally published in 1979, Geraldine Ellis Watson’s Big Thicket Plant Ecology is now back in print. This updated edition explores the plant biology, ecology, geology, and environmental regions of the Big Thicket National Preserve. more... about Big Thicket Plant Ecology: An Introduction, Third Edition
Vol. 4: Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003
Published: July, 2004 Pages: 272 Features: 5 maps. 25 illus. Notes. Bib. Index. Open Access
Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003 is now available as a free e-book at the UNT Digital Library. more... about Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003
Vol. 3: Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist's Odyssey along the Big Thicket's Snow River
Published: October, 2013 Pages: 376 Features: 16 b&w photos. 29 line drawings. 20 maps. Index.
New in Paperback: Reflections on the Neches is the story of a sixty-three-year-old woman who builds a backwater boat and journeys down the Neches River in East Texas, telling both the story of her river float trip and the natural history and folklore of the region. The Neches, one of the last “wild” rivers in Texas, is now being subjected to dams. Watson’s story captures the wildness of the river and imparts a detailed history of its people and wildlife. Profusely illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs, it will appeal to all interested in the Big Thicket region and those indulging a feeling of wanderlust—and float trips—down the river. more... about Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist's Odyssey along the Big Thicket's Snow River
- Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award, runner-up, 2004
Vol. 2: Big Thicket Legacy
Published: October, 2002 Pages: 256 Features: 42 b&w photos. 1 map.
Back in print. more... about Big Thicket Legacy
Vol. 1: Tales from the Big Thicket
Published: February, 2002 Pages: 256 Features: 89 b&w photos. 3 maps. Index.
“According to stories about the place, there is no telling what a man might come across, in the shape of man or beast, if he wanders deep enough into the woods.” —from the Introduction more... about Tales from the Big Thicket