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In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand,

                         and we will understand only what we are taught.......Bada Dioum





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"Saving the water and the soil must start where the first raindrop falls."
                                                                                  --Lyndon Johnson, 1947


The PURPOSE of this website is to share information about Nature, in all of its forms, in the Texas Hill Country.  Its GOAL is to educate landowners and other interested persons on the various issues relating to the management, conservation and preservation of the
land and the native flora and fauna thereon.


Previous Kerrville Daily Times Columns can be found in "KDT
Columns", General Hill Country Ecology articles and slide
presentations in "HC ecology",  Photos for tree identification in


The mission statement of the Texas Master Naturalists:  "To develop a coups of well informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities".   Hill Country Chapter website: www.txmn.org/hillcountry


“When the last corner lot is covered with tenements we can still make a playground by tearing them down, but when the last antelope goes by the board, not all the playground associations in Christendom can do aught to replace the loss”                                                                                                -- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949



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