Plant of the month: Snow-on-the-Prairie

September 20, 2014 0
By contributing writer Lisa Bellows, Ph.D., North Central Texas College Euphobia bicolor and Euphoria marginata or Snow-on-the-Prairie and Snow-on-the-Mountain are annual herbs that give us a show of summer white in our area fields and […]

The River was their Highway- Continued

August 22, 2014 0
By contributing writer Jerry Williams The continuing story of the intriguing history revived here concerns the river highways that were used prior to 1803, the date of the Louisiana Purchase. This story unfolded when the […]

Planting Wildflowers

August 18, 2014 0
By contributing writer Lisa Bellows, Ph.D., North Central Texas College Oh the beautiful wildflowers! It seems to always be at the peak of blooming season when I receive the call about how to plant bluebonnets […]

The Basket Flower

July 15, 2014 0
By Lisa Bellows. Ph. D., North Central Texas College Basket-Flower, Centaurea americana is a member of the Aster Family and is having a grand time along our roadways and pastures this summer. The underside of […]

The River was their Highway

July 15, 2014 0
By contributing writer Jerry Williams It was 13 February 1682 where the Illinois River entered into the icy waters of the Mississippi River. Twenty Frenchmen, a few Europeans and some Native American Indians began their […]

Indian Paintbrush of a Different Color

June 10, 2014 0
By contributing writer Dr. Lisa Bellows, North Central Texas College   Some of our showiest native wildflowers, paintbrush or Castilleja, include multiple species and often confuse the novice wildflower enthusiast when they see the beautiful […]

The Wild Wild West

June 10, 2014 0
By contributing writer Jerry Williams Advanced movie technology began to emerge in the western genre when the show “Wild Wild West “appeared on the screen. Western star Robert Conrad portrayed James West, a “James Bond” […]
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