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Geraldine Watson

Region: Coastal Plain

Topics: Botany, Forestry, Science, Big Thicket

Mrs. Watson is a self-trained botanist who lives near Silsbee, in southeast Texas. She has made many contributions to protecting the Big Thicket, from her efforts in identifying and collecting plants for the University of Texas and the National Park Service, which went far to document the great biodiversity of the Thicket, to her political efforts with the Big Thicket Association to advocate for a federal preserve, to her work restoring a portion of the Thicket on her own land, near Warren. 
In 2003, the University of North Texas Press released her book, Reflections on the Neches:  A Naturalist's Odyssey Along the Big Thicket's Snow River.


October 12, 1999
Warren, Texas
Reels 2056 and 2057

Please see a short  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Ms. Watson.

Please see the video (reel 2056 and 2057) or the  transcript of Ms. Watson's full interview. 




Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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