Our Current Drought (20Aug2022)

Drought map from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Drought Monitor. As you can see, part of Harris County is in D3, the majority in D2. Definitions from Weather.gov. “Moderate Drought (D1): Some damage to crops, pastures, fire risk high; streams, reservoirs or wells low, some water shortage developing or imminent, voluntary water use restrictions requested. “Severe …

Ebb and Flow

Nature is full of cycles. It swells and diminishes. The “swells” are an important time for the earth and geology to absorb water and deliver water to water tables.

“Ecology Stories” by Mike and Debby Kaspari

In “Ecology Stories Episode One: What is Biodiversity?“, Mike and Debby Kaspari write: Each person’s pursuit of biophilia leads to a discovery: some places are richer in animals and plants and microbes, others less so. This discovery is captured in the word “biodiversity”. In biodiversity, we count and compare the kinds of living things in …