Here are some papers from the most recent issue of the Southwestern Naturalist that may be of interest to others outside the region, or of particular interest locally:
Fine-Scale Selection of Habitat by the Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Temperature turns out to be very important.
Consumption of Seeds of Southwestern White Pine by Black Bear. Black bears steal from squirrel caches. Go figure.
Is False Spike (a freshwater mussel) Extinct? First Account of a Very Recently Deceased Individual in Over Thirty Years. This species may still be in Texas.
Horsehair worm: New to the Fauna of Oklahoma. A second species of horsehair worm is discovered in the state.
New Distributional Records for Four Rare Species of Freshwater Mussels in Southwestern Louisiana. It’s not easy being a mussel. These are hanging on.