This was the first long hike we took in the park. The trail goes up over some desert hills, and then along the Rio Grande to a hot spring next to the river.
Continue reading “Big Bend National Park – Hot Springs Trail”
We just finished a trip to southern Texas and – as always – I took too many photos and am having trouble getting them all into the blog.
Continue reading “Journal for March 1, 2009”
This is another beautiful state park in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. It’s further east than Bentsen Rio Grande, and has large wetlands and ponds.
Continue reading “Estero Llano Grande State Park”
We visited several beautiful State Parks in the Lower Rio Grande Valley – the part of the Rio Grande in the southernmost part of Texas – close to where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
Continue reading “Bentsen Rio Grande State Park”
Mission, Texas is home to the North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Park. It’s a small park, but completely devoted to attracting butterflies. It has almost all native plantings, including both food and nectar plants for the butterflies.
Continue reading “North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Park, Mission Texas”
It’s cold here at the farm! – it was 35 degrees below zero on Mike’s truck thermometer this morning. The truck refused to go faster than 35mph – so he missed his meeting.
Continue reading “Journal for January 16, 2009”
This has been a big week for owls in St. Anthony Park – our neighborhood in St. Paul. Today I saw two more.
Continue reading “Two More SAP Owls – December 29, 2008”