Reflections on the Neches (Paperback)
A Naturalist's Odyssey along the Big Thicket's Snow River (Temple Big Thicket Series #3)
University of North Texas Press, 9781574415353, 376pp.
Publication Date: September 19, 2013
Reflections on the Neches is both the story of her journey retracing her father’s steps and a natural and social history of the Neches region of the Big Thicket. 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 drawings by the author and including maps of her journey, Reflections on the Neches will appeal to all those interested in the Big Thicket region and those indulging a feeling of wanderlust—and float trips—down the river.
About the Author
A native of Tyler County, GERALDINE ELLIS WATSON was a plant ecologist and park ranger for the National Park Service for fifteen years and the author of Big Thicket Plant Ecology.