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May 23 2015

  • Received emergency call at 7:30pm to watch for flood event
  • Huge flood on Blanco River that washed out the Fischer Store bridge, caused a rise 50 to 60 feet above normal levels.
  • Heard and saw many large Bald Cypress trees and others, snapping and breaking loudly in the rising waters.
  • Lost access to river because steps washed away 

Just a few minutes before, we were standing on the upper landing watching the river rise on the steps, we moved to the bluff trail and then saw the steps floating by in the river flood, at the top of the 50 foot bluff.

  • The river came up above the rock bluff edge (50 +feet)
  • Emergency officials were offering evacuations for neighbors who did not want to be stranded with no electricity and trapped by the one way flooded low water crossing which was not passable for 10 days.

Vulture Gulch after the big flood, the narrow canyon walls caused a loss of most all of the large Cypress, Pecan, Sycamore and other trees. Compare this photo to the Journal entry on May 17, 2015  for perspective.

Posted in Census, Habitat, Erosion, 2015 Journal

April 20 2015

  • Cut small Junipers and placed in old berm that was eroded
  • Saw unusual Hummingbird

A partial leucistic Hummingbird. Leucism is the absence of or defects in pigment in an amimal. It is difficult to determine the species without seeing the color of the gorget throat. Very interesting.

Posted in Census, Habitat, Erosion, 2015 Journal

August 11 2014

  • Refreshed Hummingbird feeders
  • 1 inch of rain!
  • Observed erosion controls

Posted in Erosion, Food, 2014 Journal

March 04 2014

  • Saw 11 Tom Turkeys
  • Saw small group of Deer
  • Heard a Chuck-wills Widow 

Rocks are arranged on contour to slow erosion around the Oak tree.

Posted in Census, Erosion, 2014 Journal

October 30 2013

  • Refreshed Hummingbird feeders
  • Saw 1 Hummingbird and many Cardinals
  • Received 12 inches of rain overnight
  • Observed erosion

Posted in Census, Erosion, Food, 2013 Journal

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