Saturday, September 12, 2009
Back from Balmorhea
It's been nearly a week since my last post! We spent Labor Day week at Balmorhea State Park. Balmorhea is an oasis in the middle of the West Texas desert, an crystal-clear artesian spring-fed pool surrounded by the Davis Mountains. It is 3 feet at its shallowest and 30 feet at its deepest (deep enough for scuba diving) and home to two endangered fish species. We saw dragonflies, turtles, hummingbirds, swallows, hawks, tarantulas, ground squirrels, and numerous fish including tetras, catfish, sunfish and the two endangered species, the Pecos Gambusia (Gambusia nobilis) and the Comanche Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans). I hope to post more pictures of the wildlife and plants soon, but until then, enjoy this single frame.