Monthly Archives: March 2014

This Spring and the Drought

A quick look at data for north Texas from the National Weather Service¬†shows that while December rainfall was okay, things have been very dry since. The January rainfall total was 0.33 inches, which is 1.8 inches below normal. February’s total … Continue reading

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Salamanders at the San Gabriel River

Two forks of the San Gabriel River meet in Georgetown, Texas (a little ways north of Austin) and the resulting river flows northeast and then eastward. Back in 2010, Clint King wrote about taking his young son to see slimy … Continue reading

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The Texas Rattlesnake Festival

On the weekend of March 8th and 9th, an event took place that embodies mis-education and cruel exploitation of the western diamond-backed rattlesnake; it was the roundup that took place in Sweetwater Texas. Some 260 miles away, in Round Rock, … Continue reading

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