Ecologist, Writer, Artist, Storyteller

Terry Foxx

A Little About Myself

I am an ecologist, writer, artist, and storyteller.  These interests support each other in my understanding of the world around us.  Science and art have the same roots—observation.  In the science of ecology, we try to prove hypotheses related to ecological principles and what we observe.  In art, I use pencil, pen, brush, or needle and thread to document observations to express how I feel or what I see.  Stories written and told orally are means for me to express my sense of awe and wonder that I find in nature and the world around me.

Workshops, Classes, Talks, Storytelling

WILDFLOWER CLASSES:  I have experience in teaching classes in wildflower identification to the novice wildflower enthusiast.  Classes have been at the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, University of New Mexico, Los Alamos branch, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and Ghost Ranch.

NATURE JOURNALING:  I have taught journaling classes to both adult and children.  Nature or travel journals provide a means of documenting observations and memories.

QUILTING:   I like to express my love of nature through my quilts.  Textures and patterns in quilts can help express a sense of wonder about patterns or specific images in nature.  I have taught classes about depicting flowers and birds in quilts.  Although I have done traditional quilts, I prefer art quilting.

FIRE ECOLOGY:  Much of my career was in studying the recovery of the landscape after fire.  I have given many talks related to fire ecology and forest recovery after fire in Los Alamos and other communities.  Since our community has been impacted by wildfire a number of times, I have given talks about the grief process that goes along with landscape loss, effect of fire on a community, and the recovery process.

STORYTELLING:  I use storytelling in classrooms, sermons, workshops, and retreats.  I prefer small groups such as individual classrooms where the teaching element of storytelling can be further expressed.  The purpose of my storytelling is to connect people with nature and all that is around them.

LITURGICAL QUILTS and RETABLOS:  I like to depict spiritual images through quilting and retablo painting.

SHOWS:  My artwork has been shown at Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, Northern New Mexico Art Center in Espanola, and La Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, Los Alamos Historical Museum, Los Alamos.


Upcoming Events

Talk - Becoming a Community Wildlife Habitat—a panel discussion

Date:  June 10, 2014
Time:  7:00 pm
Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos
Contact: For additional information contact Teralene Foxx

Talk - The La Mesa Fire: A Wake-Up Call?

Date:  June 17, 2014
Time:  7:30 pm
Los Alamos Historical Society
Topic:  I will report on the 37 years of work done in Bandelier National Monument on the 1977 La Mesa Fire.  This talk is sponsored by Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Historical Society, and Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
Contact: For additional information contact Teralene Foxx

Walk - A Walk to Burnt Mesa

Date:  June 18, 2014
Time:  5:30 pm
 Burnt Mesa
Topic:  This walk will give participants and opportunity to see recovery of an area after fire.  The walk will be enhanced by the talk the evening before.  This hike is sponsored by Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Historical Society, and Pajarito Environmental Education Center
Contact: For additional information contact Teralene Foxx

 Talk - Tales about Tails

Date:  July 8, 2014
Time:  6:30 – 8 pm
 Pajarito Environmental Education Center
Topic:  Family evening.   Stories, science, and activities will make a fun evening for children and adults.  Roadrunner, raven, coyote, bear and other animals will come alive through stories and information about them.  Activities will accompany some of the stories.
Contact: For additional information contact Teralene Foxx

Workshop - Touched by Fire: Igniting the Flames of Healing

Date:  July 24-27, 2014
 National Storytelling Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
Topic:  This workshop will explore the importance of storytelling in the healing process after disaster.
Contact: For additional information contact Teralene Foxx


Workshops / Classes

No current workshops at this time