Ready for Some Fall Outdoor Fun?


A Barn Owl enjoys a reward as he is showed in a Raptor presentation – © 2016 Heather Valey

The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is hosting their 3rd annual Roundup Event on October 19th. This is a great event for getting acquainted with the wildlife refuge and trying out some new outdoor activities with the kids. This should be a great way to spend the day outdoors. I will be there photographing the event.

  • There will be something interesting for everyone there. Activities for the day include:
  • Archery
  • BB Gun Range
  • Birds Of Prey Presentation
  • Reptile Show
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

 12pm to 4pm

When: Saturday October 19th

Time: 11am to 3pm

Where: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

24518 FM 1431

Marble Falls TX 78654

Free for all ages!

For more info visit :

Doeskin Ranch - Balcones Canyonlands NWR

Doeskin Ranch at Balcones Canyonlands NWR – © 2017 Heather Valey


Up Close with Whooping Cranes


Whooping Crane in Flight – photo by H. Valey © 2018

Fulton is just outside of Rockport TX, the place that got hardest hit during Hurricane Harvey last summer.  You could still see the signs of the storm.  Tarped roofs and piles of gathered debris were evident pretty much on every street we traveled in Rockport & Fulton.

When we got to the marina, still more signs of storm recovery.  Bait sho

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