Grassy Banks Campground, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio County, TX (Nov. 26 - 27, 2019)

We came here after our two nights at Chinati Hot Springs, and we only stayed here one night, but it was a nice night. We found out after we got back to Austin that my friend and colleague John Williamson and his wife Rachel Thompson also camped there that night, but we didn't see them there that night.

At sunset we headed west on SH 170 to the Big Hill to try to get a good view of the sunset. This was the "high point" of the trip, because it was the tallest hill we went up and it was here that we met a new friend, Praveen Gunaseelan. Lucia tells the story here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2851757394854674&set=a.102789809751460&type=3.


Engelmann's prickly pear (Opuntia engelmannii) on the Big Hill.

Posted by cliftonladd cliftonladd, December 11, 2019 04:48

Observations

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What

Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 04:02 PM CST

Description

At Grassy Banks Campground.

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Retama (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 04:12 PM CST

Description

Grassy Banks Campground

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What

Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 04:13 PM CST

Description

Grassy Banks Campground

Photos / Sounds

What

Engelmann's Pricklypear (Opuntia engelmannii)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 05:23 PM CST

Description

On the north side of the Big Hill.

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Asters and Allies (Tribe Astereae)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 04:15 PM CST

Description

At Grassy Banks Campground.

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Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 04:17 PM CST

Description

At Grassy Banks Campground

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Mimicking Sandmat (Euphorbia simulans)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 26, 2019 04:22 PM CST

Description

At Grassy Banks Campground

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What

Berlandier's Wolfberry (Lycium berlandieri)

Observer

cliftonladd

Date

November 27, 2019 07:56 AM CST

Description

At Grassy Banks Campground.

Comments

Beautiful!

Posted by mikaelb almost 2 years ago (Flag)

Big Bend Ranch State Park truly is incredible. :)

Posted by sambiology almost 2 years ago (Flag)

So beautiful, we want to visit there, maybe next spring!

Posted by pufferchung almost 2 years ago (Flag)

I thank Bob Armstrong every time I go there! If it hadn't been for him, we wouldn't have this big, beautiful park!

Posted by cliftonladd almost 2 years ago (Flag)

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