Monthly Bulletin of the Outdoor Nature Club of Houston, Texas.
Vol. 3, No. 4
To him who in trie love of Nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks.
A various language: for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty; and. she glides
Into his darker musings with a mild
And healing sympathy that steals away
Their sharpness ere he is aware.
Plans for the v/ild flower caravan to be sponsored by the
Houston Post-Dispatch are rapidly taking definite form, and a
week of inspiring recreation is assured for all who go a-gipsying
westward with the Outdoor Nature Club on this trip. News items
from points along the route to be traversed state that the display of wild flowers has never been more glorious. Opportunities to see, to study, and to record upon film and canvas the
beauties of Nature's garden will present themselves all along
the way. Bluebonnets, firewheels, Indian paintbrush, phlox,
Texas plumes, brilliant cacti blossoms, and an almost endless rjj|
variety of.flowers will formrvast blankets of color across field
and hillside. I&S53S
Several authorities on T«xas'flora and fauna will be along to
tell the names and interesting stories of flowers, birds, and
other features of interest. Among those planning to make the
trip are Mrs. Robert C. Kerr and Walter Westgate, who have spent
years in becoming acquainted with our rich wild flower heritage;
Mrs. Bruce Reid, noted bird woman of Port Arthur; R. A. Sell,
whose writings on all phases, of natural history are widely read;
Bud A. Randolph, whose hobby is fishes and water life in general;
and Lawrence H. Daingerfield, meteorologist, student of the stars,
and all round lover of nature. ®§^?al;: .
Due to limited time and a full program, there will be little
systemmatic study, but much interesting knowledge will be absorbed by observation and discussion. ffonderful sunsets, a full
moon and starlit nights, with music and singing about the campfire
to bring each day to a close, are some of the treats in store for
the happy nomads. ♦
W. G. Jones, Secretary-Manager of the Motor League, is cooperating heartily with the committee in charge, and when the long
line of automobiles leaves the Post-Dispatch building at 7:00 A.M*
April 24th, all arrangements will have been carefully completed*
All who intend to join in the caravan are advised to read
details published in the automobile section of the Post-Dispatch
each Sunday, and to send in their reservation promptly to the
Automobile Editor; Post-Dispatch, Houston, Texas.
The week April 18th to 24th has been proclaimed American
Forest Week. Plan now to take part in the observance of this
important national event.