Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Bird Count Adventures

Texas abounds with opportunities to participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, including several locations that routinely rank at the top nationwide. Some also involve a bit of adventure. Read the article in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.

Protecting Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn sheep can catch a bacteria from domestic sheep that causes pneumonia in the wild sheep and, often, death.And you thought your relatives made you sick. Read more in this PBS Nature blog post.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

For jellyfish, brains are over-rated

Jellyfish lack brains, yet carry out sophisticated functions and a complex reproductive cycle.Read more about the nervous system that makes that possible in this post for PBS Nature.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Natue's Art in Marfa

Known for its trendy art galleries and installations, Marfa also boasts beauty of another kind: in the landscape. See it on a tour with Rangefinder West Texas Expeditions.

We'll have less beer and pay more for it

Thanks to climate change, we'll be paying a lot more for a cold beer. That's bad news not just for beer drinkers but also for the sizeable industries that make, move and serve it. Read more here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Citizen Science Projects

These days, much research depends on the input of citizen scientists, people who make and record observations on everything from the wild animals they see to how many mosquito larvae are in a discarded bottle. These three projects could use your help figuring out the effects of climate change.

Coral's big summer

On coral reefs around the world, certain species practice impressive mass spawning. Read about the spawning event at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in this post for the PBS Nature Blog.