Happy Campers

Finishing off this hot month of July with a “cool” snap while my oldest completes a week of botany camp at the Fort Worth Nature Center. This means mornings in the high 60’s to low …

The Mysterious Hairstreak Butterfly and Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

After lunch when the house is a bit quiet and the kids are either playing or away at one of their day camps, I pop out into the garden to do a little investigating and …

Austin – Where are the Bats?

It turned out to be more of a spectacle of watching the bat watchers than anything else – there was even a topless kayaker with a rainbow colored lit up boat using his paddle to film and shoot selfies (and perhaps bats). And we could certainly hear the bats, at least from our under the bridge location. And above the bridge, you could certainly smell the bats. Wouldn’t want to miss out on that experience. That’s when you know you’re close!

Weekend Excursion in St. Augustine

It’s been a busy few weeks helping a close friend move out of state, then traveling with the kids for a quick trip to a family event in historic St. Augustine, Florida. Finding time to …