Posts Tagged outdoors
November 17th, 2011
MARFA – Greenhand is the second level of local FFA chapter participation. All of the Marfa FFA Chapter members are Greenhands this year.
In competition at the District LDE competition on Monday in Pecos. Codie Raby placed 2nd in Greenhand Creed Speaking and will advance on to the Area competition in Big Spring this Saturday.
Shawn Williams, …
September 22nd, 2011
By EMILY JO CURETON
MARFA –It’s official. Rock legend Robert Plant will be performing with Patty Griffin Thursday at El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love in Marfa.
Marfans should note that locals get special ticket pricing: $25 for each night of music or $60 for all three nights of the fest. But act fast if …
May 26th, 2011
By JAMES SAUNDERS
Insects are amazingly resourceful. One group of beetles, appropriately called dung beetles, makes its living off of animal manure. This lifestyle is extremely beneficial to the ranching community and many of the wild and domesticated animals that live in west Texas.
There are two different types of dung beetles found in West Texas – …
May 12th, 2011
By CRYSTAL ALLBRIGHT
Just another day of riding mountain bikes in the desert . . . help folks find their way, fix a flat here, adjust a pedal there. Only for these three days, I was riding with the Wounded Warriors – 13 young men and 1 woman who endured injuries while serving in the armed …
March 18th, 2011
With binoculars, cameras, clipboards and identification books in hand, several volunteers participated Fort Davis’ Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center Butterfly Count on Saturday, March 12. The goal of a butterfly count is to document the number and species of butterflies within a specific …
February 1st, 2011
By TOM HAINES
The National Parks Conservation Association announced yesterday that a key 49-acre bluff adjacent to the Fort Davis National Historic Site has been protected.
The land became part of the NHS after a deal finalized last week by The Conservation Fund.
In a statement, John Morlock, superintendent of the Fort …
January 31st, 2011
Pop quiz: What plant common to the northern Chihuahuan Desert can survive two years without a drop of rain?
If you said Creosote bush, then go to the head of the digital classroom.
Curious to know more? Then check out this cool and informative post from naturalist Gary Nored, a retired writer/teacher/photographer now spending time …
January 28th, 2011
The Marfa Elementary School Garden Committee extends a heartfelt thank you to Julie White, Nancy Benefield and Mona Blocker Garcia of the International Woman’s Foundation, Johnny Calderon’s Marfa Magazine, and all of the members of the Marfa Rotary Club for their generous donations to fund the creation of a school garden for the elementary students.
January 28th, 2011
OCAMPO, COAHUILA .- México y Estados Unidos acordaron la creación del parque binacional más grande de la región fronteriza, en la zona conocida como Big Bend-Río Bravo.
El nuevo parque internacional es un proyecto en el que ambos países trabajan de manera coordinada a fin de incorporar un millón 156 mil hectáreas de ambos territorios.
En un …
January 20th, 2011
By TOM HAINES
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – If a personal test of endurance is about finding out what is on the inside, it helps to have breath-taking landscape all around.
And it’s hard to conjure a more striking setting for a runner to push limits than in the desert depths of Big Bend National Park, where …