5th Grade Science Project on Flammability of Texas Roadside Plants

Ava and Laney I helped judge for the Special Award for the Rolling Plains Master Naturalists organization at the 66th South Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 25th at Texas Tech University. While the skies were clear in Lubbock, ice-covered streets and highways near Wichita Falls did not allow travel for their two judges.  Their…

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Small Country Church on the Llano Estacado

On a brisk Sunday, February afternoon, I stepped through a narrow wooden door of this small country church to pay my last respects to my grandmother’s niece. Covid finally claimed someone I personally knew.  This church has stood for over a hundred years on the far eastern edge of the Llano Estacado. And it truly…

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She Gets It

The last week of January 2022 I was part of a Prescribed Fire Training at 3 Rivers Foundation in Texas. The training was being led by Red Buffalo, LLC and its owner Keith Blair. There were nineteen participants, some needing continuing education credits with the rest taking the training to become certified.   While an actual…

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