Nature Near Me

I love all things Texas, including the native Texas plants and wildlife. Slowly I have removed the invasive plants from our yard and replaced them with Texas natives.  It takes time to see the rewards of the change.  But this fall the native plants are in bloom at just the right time for the migratingContinue reading “Nature Near Me”

Fury Friends of the Forest

My husband loves technology. I love wildlife (and so does he.) So what better way to bring those two things together than a wildlife camera. Last winter I set up the camera and slowly began defining the best place to observe the wildlife that lives in the woods behind our home in Austin, TX. ThisContinue reading “Fury Friends of the Forest”

A Day in the Woods With My Friends

I’m lucky to live in a place that is close to where I can keep my horses and still have some open lands to ride them on.  This video is a short chronicle of a day doing some trail work with my dogs before having a nice ride with friends.  Most of the footage isContinue reading “A Day in the Woods With My Friends”

Transforming Our Yard

We moved into our new house in February of 2014 and I quickly started documenting what birds and other wildlife frequented the yard. My goal is to turn it into a certified wildlife habitat and restore it to a more native state.  We live in what was once the edge of Austin, TX, but isContinue reading “Transforming Our Yard”

Howdy y’all!

The name Atomic Cowgirl is something that blends the two worlds that I straddle in my daily life; the fast-paced urban world and the slower-paced realm of nature.  Growing up in Austin, TX- I have seen lots of changes since 1973, but I can still find that balance between city life and country life thatContinue reading “Howdy y’all!”