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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Helping a Student in Minnesota

Environmental and biological teaching outreach comes from the most unexpected places. I do not know how a teacher/principal in Minnesota found my blog but he did and this is the outreach opportunity. An email arrived via my blog asking me for skull identification help. The science teacher recounted that he had a student who visited…

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Gift of Tables and Owl Boxes

It’s almost been a week and tears are still welling in my eyes., even as I write this.  The gift of tables should not make you cry. These did.  The gift of these tables should not be worth more than gold. They are to me. Beyond words, my heart can find I am deeply grateful…

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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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