Category Archives: Good Water Blog

Time to Register for the 2017 Fall Training Class

Registration is open for the Good Water Chapter’s Fall Training Class. Texas Master Naturalists are people who still like to play in the dirt and are willing to get their feet wet and their hands dirty. To become a Master Naturalist, one takes a training class of over 40 hours of expert training about almost every aspect of the natural world – soils, backyard habitats, prairies, rangeland management, forest ecology, birds, mammals, fish, insects, botany, climate, geology and archaeology. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:30… Read More →

Watch out for those pesky mosquitoes!

Mosquitoes are in the order Diptera, the true flies. They have a single pair of wings, long think legs, and a head with a prominent proboscis. Their bodies and wings are usually covered in tiny scales. Males use their feathery antennae to locate the females. The female can lay over 100 eggs in a single laying. The wormlike larvae are called wigglers because of their wiggling swimming motion. Wigglers molt into pupae called tumblers because of their tumbling motion in the water. Adult mosquitoes emerge onto the water… Read More →

Antelope Horns, Milkweed for Monarchs!

Wildflower season is beginning in Central Texas. One of the more interesting and important flowers is the Antelope Horn milkweed plant (Asclepias asperula) also known as spider milkweed, or green-flowered milkweed. From a distance the blooms appear as large green balls, but closer examination reveals the balls are actually clusters of small green and white flowers. The plants are one to two feet tall and are spreading. The leaves of the plant are long and narrow and often folded lengthwise. When the flowers fade, the seedpods grow curved… Read More →