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Thanks Randell. I'm pretty sure I'll never make it there, but it's cool to see photos and get a bit of history on the place. You think maybe the rangers are just making it up about the prickly pears to mess with visitors?
You think maybe the rangers are just making it up about the prickly pears to mess with visitors?
I'd venture a guess that you're looking for a small species...pads about a 1/4" thick and about 2-3" long and oval. I've seen some like that in sandy areas of Arkansas. Its not the large version of central and west Texas.
I simply would have never think , there was all this variety of plants up in East Texas...just not conceibable, until now of course.
Hiking and camping near Lake Stein? (can't remember the name).
I used to stop on my way home from work and walk parts of the Turkey Creek trail. Rita sure changed it, and the rest of the Big Thicket too. My Dad grew up in Honey Island and I remember many, many mornings following him through the Thicket in pursuit of squirrels. I never felt like it really mattered to him if we got any though, he just loved being there. I just finished reading "Paddling the Wild Neches" and highly recommend it for a look at life in, and a nice history of the Big Thicket. The author's name escapes me now and the book is loaned to my Dad, but it is well worth finding a copy.And btw Randell.....your pictures are outstanding.
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