Monday, August 1, 2016

Bastrop State Park

Next in the Year of Parks series, Bastrop State Park. This landscape and the dedicated people who work there get knocked down and get right back up. Read more here.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Garner State Park

My Year of Parks series in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine continues with Garner State Park, home of the cool, beautiful Frio River. This year, the park turned 75; if you haven't been yet, read about what you're missing.  

Full Moon Paddle

REI and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University teamed up to offer activities centered around Spring Lake. One of the choices: kayaking beneath the light of a full moon. Read more about it in Texas Highways.

What Bill Nye wants you to do about climate change.

I recently interviewed Bill Nye, of the Science Guy and Planetary Society fame, about what travelers and adventurers can do about climate change. Take his advice!

Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Shark Week! Expect some stretching of the facts.

Scientists still don't know a lot about the hundreds of species of sharks in our oceans. Pop culture seems only too happy to fill in the blanks - not always accurately. Just in time for Shark Week, here are five myths about these fish debunked.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Coral bleaching is bad. Really bad.

The longest global coral bleaching event has already affected some 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef and shows no signs of slowing down. Read the alarming facts in my piece for Mental Floss.
Photo credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Day with the Dolphins

Some 26 species of dolphins and whales live along the Texas coast, with bottlenose dolphins the most common. See them on boat tours out of Port Aransas. Read more in the June issue of Texas Highways.