Within the last two months, I have collected a special farrago of items relative to the Southwest and travel south of the border. I had thought about writing a post on each of these items, but probably will not in the near future. I do not want these bits and pieces to go stale. So, in this mixed bag of items you may find something of interest. Click on the hyperlinks for details.
Tundra Native Flies To Texas | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. The Snowy Owl comes to Texas — near Dallas. This is so rare of a sighting down here that I may drive over to the area and photograph the owl (Robertson State Park at Lake Ray Hubbard Snowy Owl sighting site location courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife).
In Arizona, Rare Sightings Of Ocelots and Jaguars – NYTimes.com. The New York Times relates to Arizona. But, two years ago near Abilene, Texas, three sober people sighted what was thought to be a jaguar. The Texas Parks and Wildlife agency did not confirm the sighting along a brushy ridge line that extended for miles running east and west. Given the craziness of some hunters, I have not given the story publicity and I do not intend to pinpoint the location.
How safe is Mexico for tourists? – World – CBC News. This writer has experience in Mexico and his website seems worthwhile. This is a valuable article for those of you seeking to take your Spring break in Mexico. Combined with the State Department’s guidelines and warnings linked below, avoid some places and enjoy safely other areas.
Mexico. U.S. Department of State Travel Warning to Mexico. The State Department updates these warnings regularly.
BBC – Travel – A German enclave in central Texas : Cultural Activities, Texas. This is about Fredericksburg, one of my favorite towns in Texas. I went to Fredericksburg as a boy, before it became touristy. It still has the old-town feeling. This was written for the British Broadcasting Company.
- Apparent Rare Snowy Owl Shows Up In Dallas Area (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- Snowy owl delighting visitors at RI refuge (mysanantonio.com)
- Snowy Owls Migrate to United States in Search of Food [Video] (inquisitr.com)
- Snowy owls flock south (cbc.ca)