Laura Bray

Joined: Aug 5, 2023 Last Active: May 17, 2024 iNaturalist

I've been a freelance writer and photographer for more than thirty years, focusing on the natural world (especially Texas), community interest, history, food/wine, and travel. I also enjoy learning more about the natural world of Texas and working to protect it.

My photograph "Fall at Garner State Park" won a first place ribbon at the 2023 Texas Master Naturalist Conference, and several of my nature photos have won ribbons at the Kendall County Fair. My work (both written and photographic) appeared in “Through Layered Limestone: a Texas Hill Country anthology of place,” published in October 2019 by the Patrick Heath Public Library. I write regularly for my local newspaper, the Boerne Star. See my full bibliography at

I am also Chair of the Kendall County Democratic Party and Chair of the Boerne Public Library Advisory Board.

Born in Midland, I moved to Houston with my family in 1968 and attended Texas A&M University (graduating in 1982). After fifteen years of living outside of Texas, my husband Bruce and I returned (for good!) to the Lone Star State with a move to San Antonio in 1998. I currently reside in Boerne, TX, a small Hill Country town with a rich German historical heritage. We have one son and two young grandsons who live in Tyler in east Texas.

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