Joined: Aug 04, 2015 Last Active: Feb 04, 2020

Howdy! My name is Rick, and I am an interpretive park ranger with Texas Parks and Wildlife at Ray Roberts Lake State Park. I do education and outreach at the park, with the goal of inspiring our states next generation of stewards and conservationists. I've also worked as a park ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park and most recently at Grand Teton National Park, both also doing environmental education. I have a B.S. in Environmental Science with a biology concentration; all that means is that I know a little bit about everything, but am by no means an expert in any one field; however it works out pretty great for doing environmental education at a park. I moved to North TX from WY a year ago, and have been having a blast exploring the region's biodiversity. As a naturalist, I'm a jack-of-all-trades. I strive to learn all I can about the natural world around me, however realize that this is a lifelong journey that likely won't ever end. I am however particularly interested in plants for a few reasons; 1.) many have extremely interesting ties to human history and culture. 2) they don't run/fly away when I try to study/photograph them! iNaturalist has been great in learning more about the biodiversity of North Texas so that I can better share it with our park's visitors. The community here is amazing and I appreciate all who help me with IDs. Feel free to send me a message, and don't be afraid to correct me on and ID.

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