Category Archive: hiking

Tejas Park, Lake Georgetown

After hiking to Crockett Gardens Falls/Knight Springs in the morning I knew I wanted to do an afternoon hike. Luckily when I crossed the wetland area on a spur trail down to the… Continue reading

Cedar Breaks Park, Lake Georgetown

My visit to Lake Georgetown was another one of those unexpected stops in which I ended up somewhere completely different than the previous night’s plan. No matter, it worked out just fine. I… Continue reading

Hamilton’s Pool Preserve

Hamilton’s Pool is a gem of a spot in the Texas hill country that I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. The natural pool lies at the bottom of a steep… Continue reading

Pace Bend State Park, Lake Travis

The first few days after Psych Fest I hung around the Austin area mostly reading but as the following weekend approached I headed west to Texas Hill Country, starting with the Lake Travis… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 13: Another Spring Wildflower Hunt in Shake Rag Hollow

On a recent sunny morning Jonathan, Daniel, and I took a quick morning walk to Shake Rag Hollow on the Perimeter Trail to check on wildflowers. As I’ve mentioned, this time of year… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 12: Bluebell Island BioBlitz

Another project I am involved with as part of my WWOOFing internship is biodiversity surveying, also known as BioBlitzing. Most easily defined as species inventorying over a short period of time, BioBlitzes typically… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 10: Hunt for Ephemeral Wild Flowers in Shake Rag Hollow

This is a busy time of year for my WWOOF host Jonathan to be out searching for ephemeral and/or blooming plants and flowers so last week after working into the mid-afternoon we headed… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 8: Biodiversity Cataloging in the Great Outdoors

As I’ve wrote about a few weeks ago in my post about Fiery Gizzard my WWOOF hosts Jonathan is an ecologist and independent biodiversity specialist. As such he is involved in an ongoing… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 4: Searching for Signs of Spring on Fiery Gizzard Trail

The first day after my return I got to go on a hike with my WWOOF host Jonathan in search of signs of spring out at Fiery Gizzard in South Cumberland State Park.… Continue reading