The History Behind the Tahoka Daisy

  The first Texas native wildflower that became ingrained in my memory while working on saving a historic Texas ranch headquarters was a little purple, aster flower. Often it was a single stem flower and sometimes it grew in massive patches. Its growth pattern was correlated with annual rainfall amounts. The purple aster flower in…

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Can a Mesquite Tree Talk to You?

  To take respite during these often-hot Texas June days, I have been taking solace under a covered outdoor area on Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus. The shade provides a much welcome place to cool down, have lunch, and check emails, as well as answer texts after I have been out on the campus checking camera…

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Meet My Favorite Wildflowers of 2019

This year has been great for rain in the Texas Rolling Plains area. The greens seem more vibrant this year and wildflowers have carpeted large areas with their blossoms. Yellows of Gordon’s bladderpod, to clasping coneflowers, to lavenders of horsemint and American basketflowers are just a few of the massive blooms. I’ve been biologically monitoring…

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The Prevailing Myth of Picking Texas Bluebonnets

  This 2019 year so far has been a blessing due to all the rains. The severe storms we all could without but the rain like water for our bodies is needed for the land. With this year’s rains, they have given us an abundant beauty in wildflowers, especially bluebonnets. Last year a Quanah, Texas…

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