Don Young’s Wild Kingdom
Temperatures could dip into the 30 over the next couple of nights. Old Man Winter is letting Hottest Summer Ever know that to everything there is a season, turn, turn, turn.
Local environmentalist Don Young is still finding plenty of Mother Nature’s beauty out at Tandy Hills Natural Area, the park near I-30 just east of downtown Fort Worth.
He says October was magnificent and “day after day of Indian summer weather provided perfect temps for hiking and discovering hidden treasures. Add a couple of nicely spaced rain showers, and prairie metamorphosis is under way.”
“Overall, there’s a very limited palette of color to be found after the blistering drought but there are notable exceptions,” he said.
“The day after an October ‘norther blew in, a steady succession of Monarch butterflies fluttered unwaveringly over the autumn hills and a date with metamorphic destiny… .”
“After the Great Drought of ’11, a metamorphosis is just the ticket,” he said.