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The Wet Spot! (or What is a Riparian Area)

  Have you hiked along the river at Medina River Natural Area? If so, you were walking in a riparian area, the lush band of vegetation in the floodplain of a river. Riparian areas occur on both year-round rivers and seasonal creeks. They are one of the most important...

Mountain Cedar – Friend or Foe?

Mountain Cedar - Friend or Foe? by Peggy Spring AAAAAAACHO! Mountain cedar or Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei) is the dominant native tree species of the Texas Hill County.  “Mountain cedars” are an evergreen shrub or small tree getting to be about 25...