Jim & Lynne Weber

Both Lynne and Jim Weber are retired from 30+ year, accomplished careers at IBM. They are certified Texas Master Naturalists and Lynne is a past president of the Capital Area chapter.

The Webers are dedicated naturalists who have been studying Texas natural history since they moved to Austin in 1989. They have served on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP) Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) as well as on the boards of the Big Bend Natural History Association, the Big Bend Conservancy, and the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.

They conduct Golden-cheeked Warbler and Colima Warbler surveys, lead guided hikes, restore native habitat, map and remove invasive plants, and are stewards of an 8-acre preserve that is part of the BCP. Their nature photography and writing appears on Flickr ( and on their monthly blog ( as well as in several nature publications.

They have co-authored Nature Watch Austin (2012), Nature Watch Big Bend (2017), Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies (2018, a 2021 NPSOT Carroll Abbott Award Winner), Native Host Plants for Texas Moths (2022, a 2023 NPSOT Carroll Abbott Award Winner), and Naturalist’s Austin: A Guide to the Plants and Animals of Central Texas (2024), all published by Texas A&M University Press.

See “Presentations” for detail on the presentations offered by the Webers which include: Native Host Plants for Texas Butterflies, Native Host Plants for Texas Moths, Nature Watch Big Bend, and Naturalist’s Austin.

Austin, TX, USA

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