Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Topless Picnic Tonight!

If you don't have a shirt, and come to the Friends of Enchanted Rock Picnic tonight at 7:00 PM, you're in luck.  Not only do we have BBQ, but we also have very cool Friends t-shirts for sale.  $2.00 discount to members.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Picnic Wednesday at The Rock!

The Friends will be saying goodbye to Interim Superintendent Doug Killian and hello to new Superintendent Doug Cochran at a BBQ June 26 at 7:00 pm at the Group Pavillion. RSVP please. Feel free to bring a side dish. T-Shirts from FOER will be available for purchase. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cougar Mania!

A recent New York Times article on cougars has gotten lots of attention.  You might ask, "Are there cougars in Enchanted Rock SNA?" 

Good question!  I have spoken with people who have seen cougars in both Llano County and Gillespie County, so the answer has to be maybeFor my part, I hope there is occasionally a cougar in the park.  As the main character in Enchanted Rock Blue(s) says, "Its important to know that we aren't always the top of the food chain.  It makes us less arrogant." 

Texas Parks and Wildlife has a good field guide about cougars, and there is a group called The Cougar Network which provides lots of information from a scientific perspective.  Meanwhile, as writer Edward Abbey said (paraphrased, I can't find this exact quote):

"I've always wanted to meet a cougar on the trail, mano a mano . . . . . . but not just yet."

If anyone reading this has a story about cougars in or near the park, I would love to hear it.