The Cycle of Life at the Oldest National Wildlife Refuge in Texas

  Driving through blinding blowing dirt from unplowed fields to high water over the roads, we were expecting a bountiful array of wildflower blooms at the Muleshoe NWR due to all the rains we’ve been getting on the Llano Estacado. What greeted us was near-drought conditions that come with blowing dirt with the loud crunchiness…

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Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge was First in Texas

Note: This is a story I wrote that was published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Caprock Chronicles, April 28, 2018.  Link to the online story: http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180428/caprock-chroniclesmuleshoe-national-wildlife-refuge-was-states-first-refuge     Imagine being able to see the Llano Estacado as it once was before farming and development started. Even imagine being in a wagon crossing the vast Llano grassland…

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