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” […]

Coneflower: Vulnerable Prairie Wildflower

May 12, 2014 0
By contributing writer Lisa Bellows, Ph.D., North Central Texas College Coneflowers are drought-tolerant perennial plants which will soon be adding color to the prairies and roadsides in our region. These wildflowers have spiny central discs […]

Buffalo: A staple in Texas History

May 12, 2014 0
By Jerry Williams Chapters in history tend to overlap one another and some survive, while others do not. The force of change almost annihilated the buffalo. However, Mother Nature and naturalists have rescued them. Their […]

The 8th annual Turkey Fest Follow-up

May 12, 2014 0
The eighth annual Turkey Fest in Henrietta, Texas hosted 5,000 festival-goers on April 12, 2014. The 2014 festival featured 5,000 festival-goers, over 300 Full Strut Banquet attendees, 38 hunters and 6 pro-teams. New to the […]
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