Time Travel: Fort Leaton and Environs 2008

A day of driving and birding March 17, 2008
We saw many birds including Pyrrhuloxias!! They never stayed put long enough to get a photo.

One of the several wild peccaries we saw cross the road
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Texas land of the Longhorns
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Abandoned adobe on the Pinto Canyon road
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I wish I knew if these were two species of Prickly pear or one dead and one live. I looked it up. Opuntia santa-rita aka Santa Rita prickly pear is purple.
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Melinda’s hat at historic Fort Leaton State Park
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Palo Verde on the left, Mesquite on the right and dried Ocotillo used to roof the shelter
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Shadows of an Ocotillo roof
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Closeup
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Ocotillo used as fencing
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Me, looking like a hippie
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Windows through time
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Purple finch
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Texas mountains do exist
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Melinda & Jenny
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