Witness A Year in the South Texas Wildlands with nature videographer Richard Moore during the McAllen Nature Speaker Series on Thursday Dec. 3 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The unique documentary takes you on a 12-month adventure throughout South Texas, exploring plants and wildlife including whitetail deer and birds. Moore will also discuss upcoming documentaries which include the Native Plant Project and the Historic Ranches of South Texas. Copies of Moore’s Wildlands documentary along with the Birds of Quinta Mazatlan will be available for purchase.

South Texas native Richard Moore is president of Valley Nature films LLC. He is a professional wildlife photographer and writer and hosts a regular feature, “News from the Outdoors” that on CBS affiliate KGBT Channel Four every Monday and Wednesday in the sunrise show and during the 6 p.m. newscast.

Moore was born in San Benito and attended public schools in Harlingen and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in journalism. As a youth, he was an avid surfer, hunter and fisherman and spent his boyhood exploring the wildlands of the Rio Grande Valley where he developed a deep appreciation for wildlife.

The McAllen Nature Speaker Series is hosted by Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Texas Nature and Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) as a means of disseminating ideas and information about our natural environment and the importance of protecting and conserving these wonders. The series is generously sponsored by Thurmond Eye Associates Thursday evenings at Quinta Mazatlan through April 2010.

General admission rates apply: $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and no advance registration is required. Quinta Mazatlan, the McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center is located at 600 Sunset in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street, east of the McAllen Grand Plaza Hotel. For more information contact Quinta Mazatlan at 956-681-3370 or visit www.quintamazatlan.com.