Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Landscape appreciation out West past Highway 6

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rare Spoonbill sighting in Barker Reservoir area

Roseate Spoonbill (11/1/2013)
This remarkable bird is rarely seen in Barker and Addicks reservoir. Egrets and herons are much more common; as are white ibises, at least this year. This roseate spoonbill was spotted on the drainage channel on the city-facing side of Barker Dam near the Briar Forest/Noble Road parking lot at provides access to George Bush Park from Highway 6 on November 1, 2013.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Historic West Houston cemeteries and grave sites

Graves of members of German settler families in Bear Creek - Addicks area
The cemetery is US property because it is located on Addicks Reservoir grounds,
a project of the US Army Corps of Engineers
Koch-Schmidt Cemetery Marker with historical background info
Koch-Schmidt Cemetery South of Groeschke Rd is framed by large trees
and almost invisible from the park road to the pavilions, playground, and recreational spaces
Bear Creek / Addicks cemetery on SH-6 at Houston Farm & Ranch Club ground
with historical marker. Unlike two other nearby cemeteries inside the Addicks Reservoir,
this one is still in use.
Enclosed grave site at Beeler Family Memorial Park on Enclave

Beeler Family traces around Addicks and Barker, TX (Energy Corridor)

Beeler Rd - Street sign in George Bush Park at Equestrian Area Parking Lot
Amanda Beeler's leaning grave stone
Beeler Family Cemetery on Enclave Parkway

Pocket Park on Enclave Pkwy with site of old graves 

Pocket Park with family cemetery on Enclave Parkway

Beeler Memorial Pocket Park on Enclave Parkway near Corporate Campuses

This is a small park off Enclave Parkway (ca 1 acre) that was excluded from the corporate office building developments nearby because it is the site where members of a local family that settled and farmed the land are buried.

Tomb stones in Beeler Family Cemetery on Enclave Parkway
Pocket Park on Enclave Parkway in Energy Corridor with Grave Site