Monday, August 27, 2007

Red Dragon(fly)

Some folks have been noticing these red dragonflies zooming around the reach, with a nice discussion on the NeighborNet about them (includes links to UT's Odonata Central and A&M's Dragonfly Museum). The beautiful photo appears to be taken by neighbor "jdlink," and there are a few more beautiful fauna photos where those came from on flickr.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Water Watchdog

Interested in keeping an eye on the quality of our water in Willowbrook Reach? Seeking for that something that will nuture your inner science nerd?

This cool City of Austin program, Water Watchdog, is a way for citizen enviro-scientists to sample our water and learn how to analyze it in the lab.

It's a bit of a commitment--1 day of sampling and 1 day of testing it in the lab--but if your an enviro-geek and have some time on your hands, this is the thing for you!

Hat tip to David G...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Mowing Today

The mowers are right on schedule today...saw them starting the job this morning.