Martin Byhower, a certified Master Naturalist, holds degrees in Geology and Aquatic Biology from UC Santa Barbara. He has spent more than 30 years teaching marine biology and environmental education. His current interests focus on wildlife conservation, invasive species impact, habitat restoration, and refining skills in recognition of native flora and fauna.
Martin splits his time between enjoying and exploring the natural environment while doing what he can, both professionally and personally, to preserve and protect all things wild. He is a native Californian, where he taught science, restored habitats, worked as an advocate for wildlife and guided small and large birding groups for decades before his passion for nature brought me to the incredibly rich and diverse central Texas bioregion. When not out birding and “botanizing”, Martin spends as much time as possible sharing my passions with YOU, helping you create a wildlife-friendly garden, helping you find the remarkable avian fauna in this region, or giving presentations to your group, club, or organization. When not doing the preceding, he enjoys chilling with his lovely wife, cat, and exploring the rich music, dining, museums, parks, and entertainment in Austin and Georgetown TX.