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A Review of Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv

(I wrote this review several years ago for the newsletter of the DFW Herpetological Society.) When I was about ten years old, the girl from across the street asked if I wanted to go snake hunting.  We spent the day … Continue reading

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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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Prairie Time

Following a few visits to some bits of prairie and disturbed prairie this spring, I’m reading a wonderful book that is teaching me a great deal about the tallgrass prairies that used to stretch through north Texas.  Best of all, … Continue reading

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This Winter’s Weather

I took a quick look at NOAA’s rainfall and temperature records for Fort Worth during the past four months.  It may be a narrow “sample,” but I’m curious to see how things are looking, as an aid to my worrying … Continue reading

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Back Yard Box Turtles

We have box turtles at our house, several rescued turtles and a few offspring living in a patch of the back yard.  Some days we water or feed them without spending a lot of time.  Other days we take some … Continue reading

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