Cultivate with Enchanted

Body Snatchers and Zombies are REAL!

10.28.2014

While in the human world, body snatchers and zombies are only found in movies, but in the insect world they are all too real! There are dozens of bizarre examples in which various kinds of parasites have developed ways to […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Spring Migration Continues on Galveston!

10.24.2014

Our visit to the spring migration hotspots of Galveston Island continues. Mostly cruising the back roads of the island we observed many species of shorebirds, waders and more. This was the weekend of Feather-Fest, the annual birding convention that draws […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Spring Migration Continues on Galveston!

10.17.2014

Spring Migration is really rocking by mid-April. Driven by the urge to reproduce in the summer breeding grounds to the north, countless thousands of birds of many different species pass through our area. The stretch of coast from San Luis […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Spring Migration starts on Galveston!

10.03.2014

Galveston Island is a great destination for birding all year round, but it is especially productive in the spring migration. This is the time when many species of migratory birds head back north after spending the winter in the warmth […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Birding the Woodlands and North

09.26.2014

Early in February we had tried to spot the elusive Red-cockaded Woodpecker in Jones State Forest and failed. Now, in mid-March we would be much closer to breeding season and the odds would be much improved. Plus, there were reports […]

read more >

The Life Cycle of Aphids

09.24.2014

Now that there’s a break in the weather coming in our foreseeable future, we may soon start to be able to emerge from the air conditioning and venture back out into our hot, tired, and neglected yards. It’s time to […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Birding on Bolivar Flats

09.12.2014

In early March it was time to head down to the coast for some serious shorebird action! After fueling up at our favorite Galveston café we took the ferry across to the Bolivar Peninsula and started working the Houston Audubon […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Birding the northern forests

08.21.2014

In early February, our group of birders headed north, in search of rare woodpeckers and Bald Eagles. Our target areas were Jones State Forest, where breeding colonies of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers are known to reside, and the Cagle Recreational Area on […]

read more >

Fireflies Light Up the Night

08.11.2014

Nothing conjures up feelings of nostalgia and child-like wonder better than thoughts of collecting fireflies in a jar on a hot summer night. If you’ve never experienced the thrill of chasing tiny blinking lights through a dimly lit field, it’s […]

read more >

The Enchanted Birds of the Blog: Birding the Katy Prairie

08.04.2014

Once again we headed to the Katy Prairie last January to look for wintering birds. One of the must-stop places on our agenda is the viewing platform at Warren Lake. Constructed and maintained by the Katy Prairie Conservancy, this is […]

read more >