A honeybee visits Prairie Blazing Stars.

Prairie Blazing Stars: Native Plant Review

Prairie Blazing Stars are spectacular spiky, towering flowers that, to my imaginative mind at least, look like fireworks exploding across the prairie. These native flowers attract a plethora of native insects and honeybees for their nectar sources. If you are considering adding additional native flowers to your pollinator garden this year, Prairie Blazing Stars can…

A view from the south rim of Big Bend National Park, my favorite reading perch.

Big Bend Backpacking Bookworm

On our backpacking vacations, I am always a bookworm. We listen to audiobooks in the car on the way to whatever our destination is. Of course, I also pile on the books into my kindle to enjoy on hiking breaks. When we backpack in the winter, we tend to have a lot of extra time…