When most folks think about the trees in the Hill Country, they mostly think about the oaks, especially live oaks. But there are a lot of other species of trees that are fairly common in the Hill Country. Here is a partial list. Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is common along the banks of the Guadalupe and its tributaries, as well as many other streams in the southern part of the state.
I recently sat through another entertaining, informative talk on Hill Country snakes by our resident expert, Dave Barker. He points out that most people are a lot more afraid of snakes than is warranted, especially since, relative to humans and all other animals, they are all short, slow and silent. The topic brought to mind some of my own stories about snakes we have seen around our place in the past 17 years. Here are some of them. kAm(6 H6C6 D:EE:?8 @? E96 324< A@C49 @?6 27E6C?@@? H96? H6 ?
I recently sat through a presentation on invasive non-native plants and was amazed by how many people in the audience were unaware that some of these plants were non-natives and were in fact invasive. The problem with exotic plants is that some of them can become invasive, and whatever kept their populations in check in their native country is absent here so they can become invasive and choke out native plants.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".