Don Young’s Wild Kingdom

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Posted November 2, 2011 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
HARVEST MOON AND AUTUMN SUN AT TANDY HILLS (photo courtesy of Don Young)

HARVEST MOON AND AUTUMN SUN AT TANDY HILLS (photo courtesy of Don Young)

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.”

WILD ONION MAKES AN OCTOBER APPEARANCE (photo courtesy of Don Young)

WILD ONION MAKES AN OCTOBER APPEARANCE (photo courtesy of Don Young)

“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.

RAINS SPURRED GAYFEATHER PLANTS TO ADD COLOR TO TANDY HILLS (photo courtesy Don Young)

RAINS SPURRED GAYFEATHER PLANTS TO ADD COLOR TO TANDY HILLS (photo courtesy Don Young)

AN AMERICAN KESTREL SHOWED UP IN OCTOBER (photo courtesy Don Young)

AN AMERICAN KESTREL SHOWED UP IN OCTOBER (photo courtesy Don Young)


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