by popular request, nature photographer and photography
guide Patty Raney returns to present a program to Texas
Nature & Environmental Photographers (TexNEP) at the
April meeting. She presents her newest program, “Tales
from the Blind,” using photos she has taken at the
public is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place
at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 17th. Meetings are held
at the new headquarters of the McAllen Public Library,
4001 North 23rd Street (Nolana and 23rd). There is no
her more than sixteen years of photographic experience,
Patty Raney has been with the Martin Refuge more than
eleven, serving as a guide there for the past eight.
photographs a wide variety of nature subjects on the refuge,
especially the raptors ( for which the Martin Refuge is
known for) are a personal favorite of hers. With 330 acres
of native habitat there are endless photo opportunities.
The program that she has produced for this meeting will
focus on those other inhabitants of the Martin Refuge.
There will be photos, brief stories, and descriptions
of what takes place both in and out of the blinds. Her
"Tales From The Blind" will illustrate that
the unexpected can happen anywhere and at any time.
has taken winning photos in all four of the Valley Land
Fund contests she has entered. In addition, her work has
been featured on the cover of Quail Unlimited several
times as well as Dove Outdoors. She has also had photos
published in Bird Watching magazine. Other publication
credits include Cowboys and Indians magazine, Brownsville
Economic Development Council, National Geographic’s
Daily Dozen, South Texas Outdoors and some newspaper articles.