Savannah Sparrow


While visiting the crawfish ponds near our home this week, we saw lots of small birds in the tall grass and bushes separating the gravel roads from the ponds. One species we observed was the Savannah Sparrow. Right after we parked … Continue reading →

Caprock Sunset


During our visit to Texas’s Caprock Canyons State Park last November, we were warned one afternoon about approaching severe weather containing thunderstorms, high wind, and possible tornadoes. Since its arrival was not expected until well after nightfall, I decided to proceed … Continue reading →

Black-tailed Prairie Dogs


Once hunted to extinction, black-tailed prairie dogs were reintroduced into Caprock Canyons State Park in 2012. They now occupy three towns in the park, the largest being adjacent to the campground we used during our visit last November. The park road along … Continue reading →

Texas State Bison Herd


Caprock Canyons State Park is home to the Texas State Bison Herd. These animals, introduced into the park in 1997 for preservation and restoration, are the last surviving individuals of the genetically distinct Southern Plains Bison. Until recently, the bison were contained … Continue reading →