The educational program is part 4 of a weekly Summer Nature Talks series, Backyard and Beyond: Nature Discoveries at Home and Across the World, held every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Braught Theater. The events are free to the public.
Jones will present images of the birds and wildlife, and amazing flora and fauna of the exotic paradise he and wife Honey observed on their trip to Borneo.
“We had quite an adventure, that included seeing everything from hornbills and primates along the jungle lined Kinabatangan Rivera, to leeches and laughing thrushes on misty Mount Kinabalu,” Jones said.
Jones, a retired high school calculus teacher, has been an active bird watcher for more than 30 years. His birding trips have taken him to Central and South America and Southeast Asia. He is a regular birdwatcher at Frontera Audubon Society, submitting his checklists to Frontera’s blogsite and to Texas eBirds.
“We have proclaimed Dan our ‘resident birder’ because he regularly visits our Thicket trails and has discovered many species for the first time here,” said Frontera Audubon President Jim Chapman. “I’m excited to see what he has discovered in Borneo.”
Chapman said Frontera’s weekly programs, in partnership with Weslaco Public Library, have been drawing a crowd at Braught Theater.
“People have been coming from all around the Valley for our Summer Nature Talks, and our local South Texas College students have been faithfully attending every week.
“It’s great to see that people are truly engaged, and at the same time, learning about some new aspect of nature they didn’t expect,” Chapman said.
SUMMER NATURE TALKS SCHEDULE:
Adventures in Borneo with Dan Jones
Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m.
Caterpillars! A Closer Look with Javier De Leon
Tuesday, July 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Nature and History Collide with Larry Lof
Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Butterflies Here and Beyond with Mike Rickard
Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m.
Rio Grande Valley Nature Through My Eyes with Martin Hagne
Tuesday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m.