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Roy Bedichek

According to J. Frank Dobie, the writer and naturalist Roy Bedichek "liked to cook outdoors, eat outdoors, sleep outdoors, look and listen outdoors, [and] be at one . . . with the first bob-whiting at dawn." Born in 1878 and raised in Waco, Bedichek is best known for his 1947 book Adventures with a Texas Naturalist, a classic of American nature writing.

Image: Roy Bedichek in 1947. Image courtesy of Alan Pipkin.

Audio: Houston Public Media