Remembering Bob Burleson

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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.

10 Replies to “Remembering Bob Burleson”

  1. I’m sorry, Lisa….. :(

  2. Hold on to the happy memories, Lisa. My thoughts are with you.
    CeeCee

  3. I am so sorry for your loss, Lisa.

  4. Sorry to hear about your friend, Lisa.  My thoughts are with you…

    Jenn

  5. So sorry Lisa to hear of losing a good friend who was also an inspiration to you. 

  6. Sorry to hear about your friend Lisa.

  7. Keep thoise happy memories in your head …they will always bring a smile!
    My thoughts are with you L…..

  8. I am sorry for the loss of such a good man!

  9. That was a beautiful remembrance, and I know it makes him happy to know that he left such a warm and wonderful imprint on your soul. I’m so sorry that the world had to lose such a wonderful, giving person and that you had to lose such an inspiring friend. You’re in my prayers.

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