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 […]

September in the Garden

View this post on Instagram One of my favorite dragonflies, and very common in my yard, the Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia. This particular one if a male as they are the ones with the distinctive white abdomen in this species. Do you have this one flying in your garden?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dragonflies #commonwhitetail #plathemislydia #gardening #gardensofinstagram […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Encore: Humane Gardening | Nancy Lawson

Writer and gardener Nancy Lawson takes gardening for wildlife to the next level. After first encountering her book via my library system’s digital lending services, I have since fallen for the way Nancy writes about wildlife and their interactions in our garden and in our lives. She frequently touches on points that create those ‘aha’ […]

Summer Encore: The Common Milkweed Nursery | Jennifer Kleinrichert & Steve Ross

One of my favorite episodes has been with the owners of The Common Milkweed Nursery, “a 3.5 acre nature preserve, wildlife haven, native plant farm, and land lab in North Central Ohio.” Jennifer and Steve are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to native plants of their region and getting a glimpse of that […]

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