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Marilyn Kircus
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The Lives of the Tree Swallows
 The refuge has been collecting data on bluebirds from a 50 box trail.  It is to study mountain bluebirds but we also keep track of what other species use the boxes. The two other species that use the boxes here are tree swallows and house wrens.  Tree swal...
 The refuge has been collecting data on bluebirds from a 50 box trail.  It is to study mountain bluebirds but we also keep track of what other species use the boxes. The two other species that use the boxes here are tree swal...
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The Birds of Brundage Lane
June 20, 2016 I've been dying to get to go birding on Brundage Lane, the road that connects the South and North Valley Roads on the west. But it has several low spots that are made of clay and, when it rains, the road is impassable except for a 4-wheel driv...
June 20, 2016 I've been dying to get to go birding on Brundage Lane, the road that connects the South and North Valley Roads on the west. But it has several low spots that are made of clay and, when it rains, the road is im...
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Weekend Adventures Part II: A Marvelous Hike, Even Without a Glimpse of Albro Lake
June 7 I pulled into the trailhead for Willow Creek Trail and immediately was drawn to the sound of rushing water. Even before I got my stuff together, I had to go check out the stream making all the water music. My first view of Willow Creek from the bridg...
June 7 I pulled into the trailhead for Willow Creek Trail and immediately was drawn to the sound of rushing water. Even before I got my stuff together, I had to go check out the stream making all the water music. My first vie...
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A Fantastic Hike, Even Without Seeing Albro Lake
June 7 I pulled into the trailhead for Willow Creek Trail and immediately was drawn to the sound of rushing water. Even before I got my stuff together, I had to go check out the stream making all the water music. My first view of Willow Creek from the bridg...
June 7 I pulled into the trailhead for Willow Creek Trail and immediately was drawn to the sound of rushing water. Even before I got my stuff together, I had to go check out the stream making all the water music. My first vie...
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Red Rock Lake Critters
There are many animals that share the refuge with the swans and other birds. Some of them are seen frequently and some only rarely, but all them are exciting to watch. The most visible animals in the summer are the pronghorn antelope and the cattle that bro...
There are many animals that share the refuge with the swans and other birds. Some of them are seen frequently and some only rarely, but all them are exciting to watch. The most visible animals in the summer are the pronghorn ...
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Hike on Odell Creek Trail
June 14, 2015 We have  two hiking trails on the refuge, Sparrow Trail and Odell Creek Trail.  Sparrow trail is a good place to go look for moose and elk, but is a short walk through a flat meadow.   Odell Creek takes you off the refuge and eventually connec...
June 14, 2015 We have  two hiking trails on the refuge, Sparrow Trail and Odell Creek Trail.  Sparrow trail is a good place to go look for moose and elk, but is a short walk through a flat meadow.   Odell Creek takes you of...
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The Birds of Summer - Breeding Birds at Red Rock Lakes NWR
Male Cassin's finch Female Cassin's finch Short-eared owl Immature Bald Eagle Audubon's Yellow-Rumped Warbler Horned Lark Chipping Sparrow Yellow-headed blackbird Marsh Wren Savannah sparrow Cliff swallow Pine siskin Mourning Dove I'm REALLY excited about a...
Male Cassin's finch Female Cassin's finch Short-eared owl Immature Bald Eagle Audubon's Yellow-Rumped Warbler Horned Lark Chipping Sparrow Yellow-headed blackbird Marsh Wren Savannah sparrow Cliff swallow Pine sisk...
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Weekend Adventures, Part - I'm NOT Lost
June 17 I leaped out of bed when the birds woke me at 4:30 A.M., and rushed to get dressed in my cold trailer.  I added my warm robe over my clothes until I could get my jacket out of my car.  I finished packing and loading the car and was leaving in a brig...
June 17 I leaped out of bed when the birds woke me at 4:30 A.M., and rushed to get dressed in my cold trailer.  I added my warm robe over my clothes until I could get my jacket out of my car.  I finished packing and loa...
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Wild Bird Wednesday: Some of the Water Birds of Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge was established to save the Trumpeter Swan from extinction.  Our shallow lakes and marshes also support many other species that require wetlands or open water. These are some of the water birds that breed on the refug...
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge was established to save the Trumpeter Swan from extinction.  Our shallow lakes and marshes also support many other species that require wetlands or open water. These are some of the wat...
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Snow Shall Not Stop the Egg Tendors
Saturday, May 16 Following the milking of the eggs and milt from grayling yesterday, the fish guys set up this year's nursery early this morning.  It is at Elk Springs where we have the purest water and consists of two sets of 5 linked 5 gallon buckets, con...
Saturday, May 16 Following the milking of the eggs and milt from grayling yesterday, the fish guys set up this year's nursery early this morning.  It is at Elk Springs where we have the purest water and consists of two sets o...
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various National Wildlife Refuges
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Burns, OR - Folkston, GA - Moiese, MT - Lima, MT - Anahuac, TX
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Born in Michigan, schooled in Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, and now doing live-in volunteer work after retiring from teaching.
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Swam with Manatees, rounded up ducklings, got ATV certification,
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Play in the dirt. Paddle. Bird.
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I've used them several times and they are courteous, friendly, and fast. The staff seems knowledgeable. They also have cold water for the customers which I've appreciated.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I was amazed at this company's professionalism starting with my first conversation with them on the phone. They gave me a rough estimate before examining my car, which needed its 100,000 mile checkup. Then they called back without me having to check on it with the estimate. The car was finished in a timely fashion, by the time they promised and the bill was LESS than the estimate. It has factory parts and a 12 month warranty. And all the people I talked to there were superfriendly. I believe that this is a place I can continue to go to with confidence of getting only needed repairs at a great price.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This store has given me several more reasons to be glad I converted to Apple products. They include , service, service, and service. I have been able to call them and set up an appointment for them to call me back and answer questions on how to use applications, or go in to them and get help. I've also signed up for their free classes. Yesterday, I had issues with both my MacPro and i-pad and within a half hour, I was helped by two of their technicians/teachers. My hand-me-down ipad now works as fast as new, and I understand how to manage my pictures on both my i-pad and my external drive. They also fixed my sound issue in a few seconds. As an ex-PC user, I am in awe of both their products and service. Oh yes, I'm a senior citizen and they are very careful to make sure I understand without being condescending.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
My friend and I visited here after hearing about it on the national news, when Chef Chris Shepherd won a national award. Hearing his food described made us want to come and experience it. He is a fusion cook and wants to use the foods that are freshest in Houston, and represent Korean influence on the city. This was probably the best eating experience I've had in almost three quarters of a century. The wait staff was extremely attentive and we got fresh plates and silverware with each order. We started with the Roasted Beets, Whipped Goat Cheese, Preserved Lemon & Roasted Garlic Puree, Dill. The beets came out decorated with a goat cheese sauce and flowers that had a little hint of fresh cabbage plus just a hint of dill To bite into this mix of flavors was divine. We next had the Wagyu Satay, Red Curry Tapioca Crushed Peanut. The meat was totally different from any satay I've had, soft and oh so flavorful. And the tapioca was a delight of tasty smooth balls. We came to try the Korean braised goat and dumplings and had it next. Again we had to almost lick the plate. We decided we could hold one more item and ordered the Korean Buffalo Style Fried Oysters Kim Chi Butter, and Nuoc Mam Slaw. This was divine. The oysters had a little red sauce of some kind in the batter and were fried very crisp on the outside and oh so soft and sweet on the inside. The slaw was very delicately flavored with vinegar so perfectly complemented the the oysters. Just as we were deciding that we had had the golden mean of portions, the waitress appeared with the dessert menu. One look at the Fried Strawberry Pie with Toasted Rice Ice Cream made us change our minds. What a wonderful contrast. We halved the beautiful turnover pastry and the small ball of ice cream. The sweet and slightly salty mix was totally wonderful as was the toasted dough with the gooey, sweet strawberries. If you love adventure in your eating experiences, this is definitely the place for you. And if you want fresh, come here. All their food is local and in season. They even buy their meat by the animal and have an in-house butcher. And if you want perfection in the preparation of your food, this is as close as you can get. We didn't order wine but they have an extensive wind list and offer great Texas wines.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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The first time I visited this service center, I gave it 5 stars. But the second time they blew away all my good will and left me stranded several more times and finally suffering a burn when I had to rip my burning jumper cables off the car. On my first visit, they didn't have my car and the battery they sold me two years ago in their data base, although they did have me. Then, after being stranded twice in one day, they sent me off with a clean bill of health. The next day, after I got my car jumped, I took it to the Firestone Store where they repeatedly tested the battery and found it needed to be replaced. That cost me around $26 and more lost time. I took it and the test results back to Honda and then again tested the battery - of course as soon as I left it with them, even though they told me last time that they would have to keep it overnight to get a true test - and found it to be good. But they did replace the battery and found a fuse that may have been draining the battery and replaced that. Two days later, I stopped to unload my recyclables - a maybe three minute stop - and had a dead battery when I went to start it. When I got a jump, the jumper cables caught on fire and I got a little burned getting them off both cars. I noticed that the positive post was not making good contact with the clamp and I could take the clamp right off. I went to AutoZone, where the busy salesman found me a repair piece to allow me to have a tight contact. and then installed it for me. Hopefully this fixed the problem. This should have been noticed immediately when the battery was first looked at. If you get stuck in Galveston with a small problem, I recommend you go to Firestone Complete Car.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I found this shop using my GPS when I was looking for quotes to fix my car's back bumper. He was HALF of another quote and then fixed my car way faster then he told me it would take. He also did a little more than he quoted to me and did a beautiful job. He even came over and picked up the car when I was tied up with company and he had the bumper ready early. So look past the small shop and check him out.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I go to this Home Depot when I'm desperate. The store doesn't carry a lot of stuff other Home Depots have, it is laid out differently, making it hard to find stuff and there is a total absence of customer support. The last time I was there, I could not even get support when I finally found a clerk. This is by far the worst Home Depot I've been in. I wrote the previous review a couple of years ago. I've been away for over a year and came back to find a complete turnaround. There are more knowledgeable people, the assistants greet you and go out of their way to help you. The new manager has his picture and cell phone number by every register so you can make an immediate complaint, or give praise. This is now a store I'll go to much more often. They are even starting to carry more organic products - found mushroom compost there - and a few native plants. The other department I use a lot is the paint department and again the staff is up to or above par for knowledge and customer service.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago