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October 20 2007

Deepened natural pond and used dirt to beef up and add berms along road

Posted in 2007 Journal, Water

October 15 2007

Planted all plants and added 2 small packages of hummer and singer mix with Natural Gardener's Hill Country Garden Mix throughout.

Posted in 2007 Journal, Habitat

October 12 2007

  • Saw raccoon
  • Armadillo
  • Heard turkeys

Added more herbs

  • 3 Lavender
  • 1 Rosemary
  • 1 Thyme

New plants from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center plant sale

  • 2 Bushy skullcap
  • Cenizo
  • Sensitive pink mimosa
  • Yellow bells (Esperanza)
  • 2 Flame acanthas
  • Rose mallow
  • 4 Blue mistflower
  • Gregg mistflower
  • Snakeroot
  • Evergreen sumac
  • Canyon mock orange
  • Damianta
  • Salvia greggi

Posted in 2007 Journal, Census, Habitat

October 08 2007

  • Saw possum
  • Baby toad
  • Fat frogs (from eating butterflies!)

Posted in 2007 Journal, Census

September 17 2007

Found a mother scorpion hiding in a concrete block, under a log with the babies living on her back.

scorpion with young

Caretaker's note: The Striped Bark Scorpion is so named because it is often found hiding in dark, cool places under dead vegetation, fallen logs, under rocks, under boards and debris. Scorpions are non-insect arthropods and typically nocturnal. This species is common in Texas. The sting can be painful, but never lethal.

The young climb on the mothers back soon after birth and molt. The young may molt as many as six times before maturity. Scorpions have a keen sense of touch and smell. They sense the movement of it's prey through chemical receptor organs on the underside as they walk. They are beneficial to humans by reducing local insect populations including crickets, flies, beetles and other small insects.

  • Removed KR and Johnson grass
  • 2 new Lavender
  • Plan for short grasses and low growing ground covers next to house on north side
  • Created new planting area for diversity near house
new plantings

Posted in 2007 Journal, Census, Habitat

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