What kinds of rocks are underfoot? How did they get there? What role did the Gulf of Mexico have in this geology? Why is there no oil production in Dallas County? Why do we have the Eastern Cross Timbers? How did Texas’s extinct volcanos influence our present construction standards?
Meet the Loggerhead Shrike, photo by Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Lorrie Mathers, captured at Hagerman National Wildlife Preserve.
These predatory songbirds are found here in all seasons, and their population is declining. Their winter diet focuses on vertebrate prey. These include lizards, snakes, frogs, turtles, sparrows, goldfinches, ground squirrels, voles, mice, and shrews, to name just a few.