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This afternoon Jason and I are going to a memorial service for Bob Burleson, a truly great man. I am so glad to have known him.

I am in tears as I write this — I looked through just some of my photos of him and had to stop.

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Here he is leading a field trip on his prairie restoration in the fall of 2007 — that was a glorious day.

Bob and his wife Mickey were deeply involved in conservation throughout Texas, including:

  • The creation of the Guadalupe Mountains State Park
  • Restoring several hundred acres of Blackland Prairie on their property near Temple
  • Spending decades collecting seeds and mapping the few remaining prairie remnants
  • Founding members of the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT)
  • Serving as member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

Read even more here. Bob always shared his vast prairie knowledge freely with everyone. I learned so much from him.  I hope that I can accomplish even a little of what he did during my life.

I will really miss him.

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