Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Texan by Nature

This non-profit seeks to spur Texan-led conservation efforts with tangible benefits for people, prosperity and natural resources. Or, as founder and former First Lady Laura Bush says, “to keep Texas, Texas, for the benefit of Texans and wildlife.” Find out how you can participate in this piece for Texas Co-op Power Magazine.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What Killed the Corals?

Scientists continue to search for the causes of a mysterious die-off event on the East Bank of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in July, 2016. Figuring it out could help protect these reefs in the Gulf of Mexico from future events. Read more here.

What's on the Beach

Before you visit the beach this summer, read up on some of the natural features and residents and why they're important. Maybe you'll even show that seaweed some love.

Mattie's at Green Pastures

New owners and new life at an iconic Austin restaurant, the former Green Pastures, now Mattie's. No worries, the peacocks remain! Read about it here.

Monday, March 5, 2018

What Dandelions Taught Me

When my kids were toddlers, they viewed dandelions not as a sign of an unkempt yard, but a wonderland of shimmering orbs waiting for a puff of breath to give them flight. Researchers confirm that our sense of wonder grows less flexible as we age, but we can intentionally preserve some of that childlike approach to the world. Read the essay here.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wildflower Road Trips

Plan a spring wildflower road trip in Texas! My latest for Texas Highways covers four parts of the state and the amazing sights to see in each. Read it here.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rising sea temps mean fewer male sea turtles

Hotter seas could make reproduction difficult for sea turtles. Nest temperatures determine whether embryos develop into males or females, with higher temps meaning more females. Read why this is a problem in my piece for Texas Climate News.