This is primarily a travel blog in which I write about traveling in our motorhome. Our travels have

Nacogdoches, TX, United States
I began this blog as a vehicle for reporting on a 47-day trip made by my wife and me in our motorhome down to the Yucatan Peninsula and back. I continued writing about our post-Yucatan travels and gradually began including non-travel related topics. I often rant about things that piss me off, such as gun violence, fracking, healthcare, education, and anything else that pushes my button. I have a photography gallery on my Smugmug site (http://rbmartiniv.smugmug.com).

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Piney Woods Native Plant Center

The Piney Woods Native Plant Center is 42 acres of native forest and gardens located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.  The goal of the Center is to promote education about conservation and use of native plants of the southern forests.  It serves as a living laboratory for pre-school through college students and is a great resource for the community.  There are two miles of handicap accessible pathways that lead through a native bottomland hardwood forest.  The Center also includes the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Demonstration Garden, which was dedicated by Lady Bird Johnson in 2000.  It features over 100 species native to the East Texas Pineywoods.

My photography Meet Up group met at the PWNPC early last Saturday morning.  Here are a few of the photos I took (once again, I apologize for not knowing the names of the plants).














1 comment :

Yellams: Roaming Gnomes said...

May I follow your blog? Your thoughts are interesting and your photos are lovely. We are full-time RV'ers and I found you throuugh that link in our (and your) profile.