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Ap recommendations

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Ap recommendations
« on: May 14, 2018, 08:54:38 PM »
Howdy, all.
Iím headed to B.B. this week.
I been a couple of time but my roommate hasnít, so we are making a quick trip just for a basic introduction.  We are staying in the chisos lodge fri and sat and plan to do some simple exploring.   Neither of pretend to be any sort of hard core naturalist.   But we donít mind getting sweaty wand dirty (snicker)

Do yíall have any apps that yíall might recommend?

We wanna unplug for most of the visit, but if thereís something that cold be particularly helpful or entertaining, please let us know.

Iím looking forward to the trip and am happy to see that yíall apparently had some of that wet stuff fall out of the sky. 

Thx
Cole

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Re: Ap recommendations
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 09:10:39 PM »
I'm interested to see what recommendations you get. I used Audubon's Texas Nature app for a few years and enjoyed it. It covers a lot of material, though the idea of one app to cover all of Texas is pretty crazy. Necessarily, this one is a mile-wide and a couple of inches deep.


http://www.apppicker.com/reviews/13534/audubon-nature-texas-app-review-a-must-have-guide-for-every-nature-enthusiast
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Re: Ap recommendations
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 09:12:31 PM »
I find the oops-I-left-my-phone-in-the-car app to be particularly helpful and the paper-map-in-my-hand app as I walk to the South Rim to be a pretty good combo!  :great:

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Re: Ap recommendations
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 09:18:04 PM »
I find the oops-I-left-my-phone-in-the-car app to be particularly helpful and the paper-map-in-my-hand app as I walk to the South Rim to be a pretty good combo!  :great:

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Astronomy apps are always fun at night, especially in a place as dark as Big Bend. I've used the first two listed in the following link and enjoyed them both.

http://www.businessinsider.com/11-best-astronomy-apps-for-amateurs-2013-10
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Re: Ap recommendations
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 09:23:33 PM »
Absolutely

We prefer to look around, not down.

One point of curiosity....

When I was a kid (many many years ago) I visited the bend and was amazed at absolutely enormous millipedes.   Easily the size of a pencil.   Seemed to be something like a migration season cuz there were LOTS of em.

But I didnít see them in other visits.

Are they a rarity or have I just been unlucky

Centipedes were impressive too.

I was delighted to see a vinigaroon on my last visit a few years ago.




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Re: Ap recommendations
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 09:39:26 PM »

When I was a kid (many many years ago) I visited the bend and was amazed at absolutely enormous millipedes.   Easily the size of a pencil.   Seemed to be something like a migration season cuz there were LOTS of em.

But I didnít see them in other visits.

Are they a rarity or have I just been unlucky


The millipedes are definitely still there. I haven't noticed a change in abundance over the years. However, you might have been there during a time of unusual favorability.  You should at least be seeing shedded exoskeletons.

And that's awfully cool about the vinagaroon!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 10:36:58 PM »
Ohhhh....thatís just tooooo cool


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