A nor-easter (Pennsylvanian. Virginian, Bostonian and all-round Yankee) who stormed the shores of Texas in 1998. Growing up in the Appalachians, I always enjoyed outdoor activities and observing wildlife. But I have to admit that I did not treat birding seriously until after I moved to Texas. I will always miss the trees and hills where I grew up, but I've also started to enjoy my new home.