Exploring the Natural History of South Llano River State Park

Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly Sign up for the podcast newsletter —> HERE! Show Notes: +Trail Camera Animals at Guadalupe and South Llano River State Parks +South Llano River State Park

Back to the Seepage Swamp | Finding Bartonia texana

View this post on Instagram The very diminutive Bartonia texana, Texas screwstem (G2/S2S3 in Texas, S1 in Louisiana). Chris has been far more into the research of this plant because it’s been on his goal list to find the last several years. B. texana is very habitat specific occurring in the baygall seepage swamps of […]

Nature, Wild Florida, and Taking it Slow on the Florida Trail | Keith Curry-Pochy

View this post on Instagram First time finding a pine lily in Alachua county and we found a half dozen! This state threatened, fire dependent species is found in flatwoods and prairies in the Southeast US. This is my favorite flower and a treat to find close to home. #pinelily A post shared by Keith […]

Botanical Biodiversity in Florida’s Big Bend | Lilly Anderson-Messec

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite milkweed species is having a real banner year. Large-Flowered Milkweed / Asclepias connivens is not easy to miss, despite its muted coloration. The large, 1inch wide blooms are fairly easy to spot, even in the grassy, wet prairies where they are found. The pale green, comically […]

Exploring The Big Thicket

Show Notes: Watson Preserve Geraldine Watson via Texas Legacy Geraldine Watson’s obituary Geraldine Watson article in Texas Parks and Wildife, April 2012 Zebra Swallowtail Caterpillar — my blog post of the one we found

Ep. 5-3: The Botanical Hikers

This is a special episode in which I’m broadcasting a cross over episode from my second podcast, Orange Blaze: A Florida Trail Podcast. My guests for the episode are Heather Housekeeper and Scott Weis, 2019 Florida Trail thru-hikers. Heather is a certified herbalist and Scott is a musician, and together they have hiked several trails […]

Ep. 5-2: The Urban Prairie – Tandy Hills Natural Area

Today’s episode features Don and Debora Young, founders of the Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area. Don and Debora have been spreading the word about this amazing remnant prairie in east Fort Worth for several decades and when oil and gas exploration activity came to Fort Worth, they wanted to do something to protect this […]

Ep. 4-16: Hiking and Botanizing at Huntsville State Park

Viburnum rufidulum Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere Show Notes +Big Thicket National Preserve +loblolly pine +yaupon +Sabal minor +wax myrtle +Cornus florida +Eastern redbud +swamp lily +Caddo Lake +Japanese hawkweed +American holly +Carolina jessamine +Carpinus carolinana +sensitive fern +river birch +black vulture +elderberry +Viola sagittata +Painted lady butterfly +Lone Star Trail +Mayapples +Red admiral […]

Ep. 4-3: Wildflowers of Texas | Michael Eason

Zinnia grandiflora Asclepias asperula Stretpanthus culteri Stenandrium and Physaria All photos above courtesy of Michael Eason. Photo cover from Timber Press. In the spring I previewed and then bought the newly published Wildflowers of Texas field guide which has turned out to be the book I’ve always wanted but had been missing from my field […]

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