Facing Fall Webworms

November 18, 2017 0
By Jessica Crabtree  Typically, web worms receive a bad reputation for their appearance in trees, disturbing the pristine look of a yard. Through much of August and all of September, large spots of white, silken […]


October 30, 2017 0
By Russell A. Graves Cruising down a crunchy backroad just after sunrise, the dust from my tires drifts high in the air behind me. The wind is still and after a long, protracted span with […]

Swamp Donkeys and a Sasquatch

October 28, 2017 0
By Andy Anderson  It’s 5 a.m., on this cold December morning. I’m sneaking through the house quietly, careful not to wake the house. I gather my hunting gear, fill the thermos with coffee and head […]

Grazing North Texas – Frogfruit

October 26, 2017 0
By Tony Dean  Frogfruit is a perennial, native forb that creeps along the ground, rooting at the nodes, and can form dense mats several feet in diameter. The plants rise only three to five inches […]

Desert Wetlands

September 24, 2017 0
By Russell A. Graves It’s unusual to see a diver down sign in the middle of the desert. In Toyahvale, Texas, one is prominent on the Desert Oasis Dive Shop. Toyahvale is a sleepy burg […]

Grazing North Texas – Silverleaf Nightshade

September 22, 2017 0
By Tony Dean  Silverleaf nightshade is a native perennial forb that grows from one to three feet in height. It sprouts from deep, woody, creeping roots or from seed. Its silver color is caused in […]

Drones for Wildlife Management

August 26, 2017 0
By Russell Graves  The feeling is scary and amazing all at the same time. Within minutes of my new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, arriving at my rural home north of Childress, Texas, I […]
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