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Kathy Detweiler
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Spring Migration and ANCA Training
ANCA is the Association of Nature Center Administrators that holds training sessions for people that work at nature centers, and since I work at Quinta Mazatlan, I was invited to go to the Spring Bird Migration training on South Padre Island. We were given ...

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Texas Master Naturalist Program
Back in January I started taking the Texas Master Naturalist course, and on April 19th I completed it.   This is something I have always wanted to pursue, and now, while working at Quinta Mazatlan, it seemed the perfect time to take these classes and get ce...

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Finding My Joy
Ever since I got hired at Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center as a program assistant, my days have been filled with joy. I never know what new wonder will greet me as I go about my duties in one of the most beautiful places in McAllen, Texas. Just to be ab...

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Dragon Colors
Fly, Dragonfly! BY JOYCE SIDMAN Water nymph, you have climbed from the shallows to don your dragon-colors. Perched on a reed stem all night, shedding your skin, you dry your wings in moonlight. Night melts into day. Swift birds wait to snap you up. Fly, dra...

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Things Other Than Butterflies
During the butterfly festival there were a lot of other things to be seen other than the butterflies.

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20th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival Field Trip Day 3
On our third day Mike Rickard and Ginny Musgrave led our next trip to Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma and Camp Lula Sams. I fell in love with the beautiful Guava Skipper.  Just look at those colors! Gorgeous caterpillar . After we left Resaca de la Palma, we ...

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20th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival Field Trip Day 2
Our trip leaders for Day 2 were Linda and Buck Cooper.  Linda and Buck Cooper are Florida natives, but every year for six weeks they are Texans and proud of it.  They are great teachers, spending time not only identifying the butterfly but explaining the fi...

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20th Annual National Butterfly Festival FIeld Trip Day 1
I was fortunate enough this year to be one of the drivers for the National Butterfly Festival, which meant I got to go on the field trips, and see, learn and photograph the butterflies that were seen. We had trip leaders which were some of the most knowledg...
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