Category Archives: In the Field

October 1, Trinity River

I walked this afternoon at River Legacy, a greenbelt in Arlington that tracks the Trinity River. It was a pleasant, sunny day with the temperatures in the mid-80’s, an observation that was not lost on the dozens of people I … Continue reading

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Southwest Nature Preserve – 10 September 17

Brief field notes from a walk from about 3:30-4:30pm, to the north pond and then over to the fishing pond. Weather Underground said the Fort Worth temperature was 84F with 35% humidity and barometer at 30.12 and falling. My thermometer … Continue reading

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Southwest Nature Preserve – 4 September 17

Field notes from today, a walk at the preserve from 11:00am to 12:12pm. I walked to the north pond, then back and up to the ridge top, then down the boulder path and back. It was sunny and warm, with … Continue reading

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January Woods Near Lake Worth

I have become a fan of winter walks in the woods, even on a cold day like today. It wasn’t bitterly cold, but the thermometer struggled to get out of the thirties in midday, before falling in the afternoon as … Continue reading

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Discovering a Little Creek

It was time for a walk in the woods – past time, actually – and the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge seemed like just the place for it. Summer hung tenaciously on, unaware that it had been displaced by … Continue reading

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A Quick One to the Big Bend

My thought, expressed to Clint, was: “We should sell everything we own, move our families out here, take whatever jobs we can get at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, and we’d be here every day.” Of course, this flight from reality … Continue reading

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Flowering despite the drought

The good news is: flowers have been able to rally and bloom some, despite the dry conditions. A few, seen at the Southwest Nature Preserve in Arlington, included indian paintbrush and blanket flower.   These flowers attracted a host of butterflies … Continue reading

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