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Hurricane Harvey

August 31st, 2017 by Matt

    Some notes on the night of August 26, the first major rains of Hurricane Harvey. For much of the night, I was not just looking out the window but also looking at the views below.  I have a couple of surveillance cameras outside, and when it was raining hard they had a better […]

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Scratch: Can You Be a Cat?

November 17th, 2013 by Carmen · 1 Comment

Hit space to start. Up arrow jumps up to get the cat food – or to avoid the cat poison! Click here to play

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Longleaf Pines

January 16th, 2011 by Matt

Tree planting yesterday of 1670 longleaf pine trees with the Sierra Club and Big Thicket Association. The Longleaf has much of the same characteristics as we do; the very young are small amidst a big world, more a grass than a tree. Teenagers are a bit unwieldy, tall and spindly with a big mass of […]

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Pictures: Texas City Dike

January 14th, 2011 by Matt · 1 Comment

A few pictures from watching the birds and boats from the end of the Texas City Dike Building a see-saw out of some rocks Point Bolivar Lighthouse in the distance, survivor of the great hurricane of 1900 along with at least 125 people who packed inside. MSC Jordan cargo ship, currently in New Orleans (per […]

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B-Movie

November 14th, 2010 by Matt · 1 Comment

Bad camera work, cheap admission, and no special effects. Sure to be a camp classic!   Actually, a wasp movie, at least I think. Seen on the ground at the Woodlands Trail, Big Thicket National Preserve: Basket Oak: Woodpeckers?: Sassafras, being measured with field instruments. 21″ diameter as measured by the “take off my belt […]

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Big Thicket Friends

July 11th, 2010 by Joyce

The Big Thicket Association held its July meeting at Village Creek State Park, in Lumberton.  We showed up in time to enjoy some music and get and give a round of hugs before sharing dinner at the park’s cabin and spending time with Jerry Rashall at the park’s nature center. Above:  Shaun Davis, Director of […]

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Battling Roundup resistance

June 21st, 2010 by Joyce

“Agricultural experts said the use of other chemicals is already creeping up. Monsanto and other companies are developing new seeds designed to resist older herbicides like dicamba and 2,4-D, a weed killer developed during World War II and an ingredient in Agent Orange, which was used to destroy jungle foliage during the Vietnam War and […]

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