The Gift of a Raccoon Skull

Mom got all excited when she found this today. She thought she’d lost her raccoon skull. You see this skull is very, very special! A man went to pee above the creek and miraculously came back, walked up to her, handing her this raccoon skull. Then it was dirty and yellow. Mom cleaned it all…

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Indicators of Prescribed Fire Doing Its Purpose

It has been 19 months since a prescribed burn was conducted at 3 Rivers Foundation’s main campus on a little over 170 acres. The prescribed burn was controlled by Red Buffalo, led by Keith Bliar and his team.  During those months the area where the burn occurred has undergone many changes. Mainly, from burning the…

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What the Water Tank Brought – Part 2

It has been almost a year since a 3RF conservation volunteer bought a livestock water tank to replace a metal one that had long seen better days on the main part of the 3 Rivers Foundation campus. The tank was placed under a honey mesquite tree to protect it near the ongoing and evolving pollinator…

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Why Am I Seeing Purple Prickly Pear Cacti?

Plants, trees, and cacti all have their breaking points when it comes to handling what Mother Nature throws at them. They have mechanisms in place to help them react to weather changes as we have the capability to react to either cold or hot temperatures.  Have you noticed that the normal green-hued prickly pear cacti…

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