Re: NANFA-- austin texas

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 11:25:11 -0500

>If you ever are looking for a fun way to spend a couple days and see some
>really cool fish, the Edwards Plateau rocks, and when you can find water,
>west Texas is pretty fun, too. Pretty funny, we hit five sites looking for
>bigscale logperch from the Colorado, but lucked into one of the best sites
>in the whole trip, right in downtown Austin! There's a small reservoir, and
>the habitat just below the dam is phenomenal- five darter taxa, and easy
>access- there's a softball complex right there.
>that would be barton springs. bone chilling water in the winter. dusky
>darters are there. san marcos springs near by. great TEXAS snorkling!

Plus, in downtown Austin there's a huge Mexican Freetail Bat colony that
lives under a bridge (Congress St.??) that takes off every sunset in a big
plume of swirling bats. Bats, my fave mammals!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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