Greta Thunberg and her Climate Mission

Greta Thunberg is able to recognize a future for her and the global community that needs a voice, and in spite of adversity and all the naysayers, and her Asperger’s diagnosis (which already makes public speaking a huge mountain to climb) – she is before the world presenting her heart and soul.

Make Way for the Recycling Brigade!

Make Way for the Recycling Brigade! This year begins my saga as the school PTA’S Environment Chair and head of the Super Recycling Program!

Solitary Bee Support

Over the summer, our mint went wild and so did its blooms which gave the kids and I a chance to really check out some bees. I purposely did not trim them down because we …

Know Your Snakes! Part II…

Our second encounter was during the final weeks of summer vacation during a jaunt up Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah. The prior week I had taken the kiddos up a quick access falls trail across …

Snake Encounters! or “Know Your Snakes!” and the Giant Mystery Fly …

The remainder of our summer adventures led us to two unexpectedly close serpentine encounters, both with my three year old son at the forefront. I either have to be grateful for the learning opportunity or …

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 …