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Spanish moss has been called picturesque and spooky, but whatever you think of it, Spanish moss draping live oaks and bald cypress contributes much to the look of some southern landscapes.

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After weeks of shelter-at-home actions because of the COVID-19 crisis, home tomato growers are especially gratefully to be able to harvest the tasty fruits of their labors. The one fly in the ointment for tomato growers this time of year is a pale green caterpillar with black and white marki…

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A downtown Galveston building full of artists and musicians finds a way to perform during times of quarantine and social distancing. 

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Planes piloted from the ground by members of the Texas City Radio Control Club range in complexity from beginner models to large-scale stunt planes costing thousands of dollars.

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Q: Can you identify a plant I have seen growing in a local landscape? It started blooming near the end of March, and it’s still putting on an eye-catching flower display. The flower heads are round and borne on tall slender stalks and the individual flowers are blue.

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I commonly hear from gardeners who complain that grass won’t grow under a tree no matter what they do. When I mention that the shade created by the tree is the likely problem, the standard response is that grass always grew there before.

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The grand-prize winning photo for the annual FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest is Anthony Louviere’s photo of an orchard oriole titled “Sitting Pretty.” The photo contest is held in the weeks usually leading up to FeatherFest, Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, wh…