UPDATE Post Harvey:
NPR's list of ways you can help post-Harvey can be found here.
500Women Scientists suggest these: Portlight and Houston Coalition for the Homeless
We took a late April trip to the Corpus Christi, Texas area for spring migration and some vacation before baby. This post is light on text, but it was truly wonderful! My heart breaks for the people and old Live Oak trees of Texas.
It took me an extra day to get out of Ithaca, so I drowned my sorrows in Ice Cream.
The following day, I made it to San Antonio and we drove south to Rockport where we rented a little place perched up in the Live Oak trees.
Nothing throws you into relaxation mode faster than eating with your hands, so we went with The Boiling Pot for our fist supper of vacation. That's a alcoholic beer for the record.
Our treehouse in Rockport
Goose Island State Park
This beer was called "oil and guns."
Paradise Pond, Port Aransas, TX
Leonna Turnbull Birding Center, Port Anransas, TX
Poor Indigo Bunting made it all the way across the gulf and then hit the ranger's office at Mustang Island.
Quick stop in Texas oak scrub north of San Antonio at the Friedrich Wilderness Park to find some breeding Golden-winged Warblers.
All the bags!