Inspiring Oaks Ranch 2019-03-30

I was privileged to attend Hill Country Conservancy's celebration of its latest conservation easement, on the beautiful Inspiring Oaks Ranch southwest of Austin. Here are a few photos from an amazing creek on the property:

Descending to the creek:
Landscape - 1

Limestone cliff:
Landscape - 3

Waterlilies:
Waterlilies (genus Nymphaea)

Cypress Trees:
Landscape - 4

Mexican Buckeye:
Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa)

Here are a few photos from around the barn where the party was.

Landscape - 6

Landscape - 7

Yellow-rumped Warbler

It made me happy to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship of this amazing property!

Here are a few more photos on Flickr.

And see the attached observations.

Posted by mikaelb mikaelb, March 31, 2019 21:44

Observations

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What

Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 04:21 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken near the barn used to host weddings.

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 04:19 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken near the barn used to host weddings.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 04:16 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken near the barn used to host weddings.

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What

Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 04:14 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken near the barn used to host weddings.

Photos / Sounds

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What

House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 04:13 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken near the barn used to host weddings.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 04:13 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken near the barn used to host weddings.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Woolly Vervain Verbena canescens

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 01:38 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

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What

American Beaver Castor canadensis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 01:33 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

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What

Fringed Puccoon Lithospermum incisum

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 01:23 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 01:24 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mexican Buckeye Ungnadia speciosa

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 12:53 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 01:19 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Cedar Sage Salvia roemeriana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 01:19 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 12:51 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Water-Lilies Genus Nymphaea

Observer

mikaelb

Date

March 30, 2019 12:46 PM CDT

Description

Taken on the Inspiring Oaks Ranch during the celebration of its new conservation easement with Hill Country Conservancy. It was inspiring to learn how interested the current owners and their young adult children are in conservation and good land stewardship.

These photos were taken during a ranch tour to a beautiful creek on the property. So glad it will be conserved!

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