Aug 26

Aftermath of the August 2022 Shoal Creek Flood

On Monday, August 22, 2022, a record-breaking downpour dropping nearly five inches of rain in three hours caused Shoal Creek to flood, reaching its highest level since 2015. Numerous photos, videos, and news stories have documented the incredible surge of…Read More

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Jul 15

Ecological Restoration at Seiders Springs

Below a large parking lot and above Shoal Creek’s eastern bank, water spills from a steep limestone bluff and flows overland into the creek. Native elbowbush cascades down the cliff face near the springs, and large live oak and pecan…Read More

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Apr 19

The Notorious RBZs

Wild and woolly, lush and green, riparian buffer zones are the vegetated areas along the banks of a creek or river. Specialized assemblages of riparian trees, shrubs, vines, sedges, rushes, grasses, forbs, and ferns grow here, and together the work…Read More

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Apr 28

Spring Along Shoal Creek – April

April along Shoal Creek yields a different set of blooming plants, and new leaves in rich shades of spring green fill out the riparian woodlands. The flowers of Wild Garlic (Allium canadense) can be seen at the edge of woodlands…Read More

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Apr 14

Spring along Shoal Creek – March

Walking the creek this past month and seeing plants waking from winter dormancy has been a grounding, reassuring experience after an unusual year that was capped off by extreme freezing weather at the end of winter. Seasons continue to pass…Read More

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