Mustang Island (or, what to do if you get stung by a stingray)

Our trip to Mustang Island State Park proved to be filled with all kinds of animal interactions, both good and bad. We arrived early in the morning and the weather was beautiful. Everything started out well, the kids were swimming, boogie boarding, and building sand castles. We found a cabbage head jellyfish trapped in a …

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Mustang Island

We spent the day at Mustang Island State Park. The kids swam, built sand castles and experienced some marine biology. We found a cabbage head jellyfish (their sting is not painful) and each kid had a turn holding it by the bell before we put it out into the deeper water. Unfortunately, the surf was …

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Wild Basin

We had the privilege of a guided tour of Wild Basin in Austin, TX. The guide told us all about the native plants in the area, including a few that we got to taste and one that looked like a curled up black dead leaf which was actually algae just waiting for it to rain.

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