Category Archives: Good Water Blog

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 →

The Georgetown Salamander – February 2017 Chapter Meeting

The meeting of the Good Water Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, and will feature a presentation on the Georgetown Salamander by Dr. Benjamin Pierce, Professor of Biology at Southwestern University, which he Open to the public Meeting Details: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Texas Master Naturalists, Good Water Chapter monthly meeting held in the Williamson County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office meeting room, 3151 SE Inter Loop, Georgetown, TX 78626 (map) Schedule: 6:00 pm Social Time with light refreshments, 6:30 pm… Read More →

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at┬ábirdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or… Read More →