Thursday, January 29, 2015

Camp like a local in Mexico's Big Bend area

La Posada Milagro Guesthouse in Terlingua offers camping trips into the mountains and desert across the Rio Grande from Big Bend National Park. Beautiful scenery, swimming holes, campfire meals, and more. Read about it here. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Giant frogs and an enormous iguana

The wild and wacky creations of Bob 'Daddy-O' Wade, and how they came to be. This one for Texas Co-op Power was a lot of fun to write. Read it here.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Eat more lamb

Texas produces a lot of lamb - more than any other state in the US, in fact. So the American Lamb Board's chef competition, Lamb Jam, is coming to Austin for the first time this year. Read more about it in on CultureMap.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Writer of "Born to be Wild" gets serious about hiking

Mars Bonfire, writer and performer of the epic song "Born to be Wild," spent the past 20 years hiking the Sierra Club 100 Peaks Section list of peaks -- 25 times! Read my interview with him on the Men's Journal website.
Photo courtesy of Mars Bonfire.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

10 Citizen Science Projects to Try

Scientists need your help - citizen science projects add many hands to the workload. Here are ten projects involving a variety of activities from sticking a gps on your cat to cataloging photos of penguins and the Earth at  night, tagging fish, reading old ship logs, and listening to whale calls. Find out more in this piece for Mental Floss.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Student research lost on Antares gets a second flight

Student experiments chosen for launch to the space station through the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program were lost when the Antares rocket exploded in October. The program and its partners went above and beyond to get those experiments onto the next supply rocket headed to the station, as reported in this piece for the NASA website.