Blanco County News
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014
The Naturescape Activity Center in Blanco State Park continues to evolve. The latest addition is the butterfly garden, which volunteers planted in late Spring with many native varieties of milkweed and nectar plants. Butterflies were fluttering throughout the garden even as the plants were being put in the ground! These native plants will provide nutrition and energy to butterflies in their mature stages, and will also provide a place for butterflies to lay their eggs.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted June 5, 2014
Eight dollars a month was the salary paid to the young men who built many of the outstanding buildings and structures currently in existence in Blanco State Park, including the pavilion, picnic tables, stone dams, and the low-water crossing. Their work in the park was completed 80 years ago this month, and although their salary seems paltry by our standards, these men may have felt lucky to have any job at all.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014
If you are curious about the night sky, you will want to be in Blanco State Park on Friday evening, May 2, where amateur astronomers will be available to guide you using their large telescopes. Each telescope will be trained on a different planet, star, or galaxy. The program begins at the Pavilion at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
It’s springtime in Blanco State Park! You can tell because the Winter Texans staying in the park are preparing to make their journeys back North. One couple we spoke with, Lennie and Dick, plan to stop at Fort Davis and other parks on their way back to Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014
Swamp Rabbit. Spotted Sandpiper. Scarlet Leatherflower. This is just a sample of the flora and fauna you might encounter on one of the interpretative walks offered in Blanco State Park. These walks are led by Marcy Westcott, a long-time Blanco resident and certified Master Naturalist, and give both adults and children the opportunity to enjoy nature and learn some fun facts about our environment while strolling along the river.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
Have you been wondering about the recent planting and construction activities taking place in the large field at Blanco State Park? On January 14, a group of enthusiastic volunteers met at the park to begin Phase 1 of an exciting initiative to create a Naturescape Activity Center for children to interact with nature.