Gary and Kathy Clark
It's easy to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard. All it takes is the right combination of food, water, and shelter. Join Houston columnist Gary Clark to learn what brings birds into a backyard habitat. Learn about planting for wildlife from photographer Kathy Adams Clark.
About the Instructors:
Gary is the weekly nature columnist for the Houston Chronicle. He also publishes feature articles in state and national magazines and has written the text for many books including Texas Wildlife Portfolio, Texas Gulf Coast Impressions, Backroads of the Texas Hill Country, and Enjoying Big Bend National Park. Gary is also a contributing author for Pride of Place: A Contemporary Anthology of Texas Nature Writing. He has won eight writing awards and is the recipient of the 2004 Excellence in Media Award and the 2010 Synergy Media Award for Environmental Reporting.
Gary has been active in the birding community for over 30 years. He founded the Piney Woods Wildlife Society in 1982 and founded the Texas Coast Rare Bird Alert in1983. He served as President of the Houston Audubon Society from 1989 to 1991 and purchased the North American Rare Bird Alert for Houston Audubon in 1990. He was vice-president of the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory from 2001 -2008. He currently sits on the Board of Advisors for the Houston Audubon Society and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.
Gary is also Professor of Business at Lone Star College-North Harris. During his career at the college, Gary has served as Vice President of Instruction, Dean of Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Dean of Natural Sciences, Professor of Marketing, Professor of Developmental Writing, Faculty Senate President, and he is a recipient of the Teacher Excellence Award.
Kathy Adams Clark has been a professional nature photographer since 1995. She runs a stock agency that represents the work of fifteen outstanding nature photographers. Kathy's work has been published in many places including Nature's Best, New York Times, Birder's World, Texas Highways, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Family Fun. Her photos have also appeared in a numerous books and calendars including Sierra Calendar, the Barnes & Noble Ireland Countryside Calendar, and the cover of the Arbor Foundation Rainforest Calendar. Her photos appear every week in the "Nature" column in the Houston Chronicle written by her husband, Gary Clark. Kathy and Gary have seven books on the market that combine their photography and writing skills.
Kathy is Past-president of the North American Nature Photography Association. She teaches photography at local and national events. She leads photo workshops to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Morocco. Tanzania, Greece and Peru through Strabo Tours.
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