Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Nueces Delta Preserve

**This is our final Nature Challenge for 2016! *Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenge:  1.  Find an animal track: photograph it, measure it and ID it.  2.  Observe a bird at Rincon Bayou:  note its distinguishing characteristics, sketch it, and … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Nueces Delta Preserve

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Nature Trails and Sensory Exploration at the Botanical Gardens

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenges:  (This was actually 2 separate challenges that we combined into one!)  Walk along the trails and make a list of 5 shrubs/trees with spines or thorns and 3 without.  List some possible reasons why … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Nature Trails and Sensory Exploration at the Botanical Gardens

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Discovery of the Kapok Tree at the Botanical Gardens

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenge:  Describe the unusual bark on the trunk of the Kapok tree and tell how this part of the tree was utilized for water rescue for people traveling by sea. J: We went to look … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Discovery of the Kapok Tree at the Botanical Gardens

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Port Aransas Jetties

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenge: Exploring and identifying different species and their habitats found at the Port Aransas South Jetty J:  After the UTMSI, we went to the South Jetty in Port Aransas.  It’s the tip of Mustang Island.  … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Port Aransas Jetties

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Snap a Critter

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenge:  Using any kind of camera, seek out 3 different categories of nature from these categories: 1. reptiles and amphibians, 2. birds, 3. mammals, 4. bugs and insects, 5. landscapes, 6. plants.  Label the photos … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Snap a Critter

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: UT Marine Science Institute

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenge:  Check out an Explorer Kit to become a scientist at the Reserve. W: We went to the UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas.  We checked out an Explorer Kit. J:  We followed the … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: UT Marine Science Institute

Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Urban Xeriscape Garden

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016. The Challenge:  Visit the Urban Xeriscape Garden near downtown Kingsville.  Walk through the garden and find as many different types of plant leaf shapes as possible, while marking off the leaf types we find. J:  We … Continue reading Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Urban Xeriscape Garden