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+ Page 2C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press May 31,2017 4- It's About Thyme Continued from pg. 1C ful evening and night- time garden, including hymenocallis (spider lilies), gardenias, angel's trumpets, artichokes, sweet alyssum, silver pony foot and mission olive trees. Afterwards I sat down with W'llburn Hackebeil, who was club president from 2007 through 2012 (and a huge fan of ca- ladiums). He explained that of all the clubs, the Garden Club of Austin is the most general. "If you are new to Austin, this is a good place to learn the basics," he said. Fellow club members, such as Indian horticul- turist Venkappa Gani, are all seasoned experts in the differences between gardening east or west of IH-35, which plants to put where, and they will help with advice on how to grow bumper crops of "When the club began in 1953 it was called 'the Men's Garden Club of Austin,' and there were a lot of guys from Bergstrom Air Force Base, and much more of a focus on vegetables ... Now it's more about flowers and vegetables and everything in between." -Wilburn Hackebeil, club president 2007-2012 vegetables, years." welcome new members "When the club began There was a fun, with open arms. Please in 1953 it was called 'the party-atmosphere in the visit their website: www. Men's Garden Club of room as the 40-or-so thegardenclubofaustin. Austin,' and there were a assembled members org to sign up. Happy lot of guys from Berg- exchanged stories andgardening everyone! strom Air Force Base, asked questions during and much more of a fo- Amanda's illustrated Ifyou have a question cus on vegetables," said talk. At the end came the for Chris orAmanda, Wilburn. "Now it's more results of a salsa-making send it via email to about flowers and veg- contest and a raffle, etables and everything in The Garden Club of Or mail a postcard to between. Also the 'men's' Austin currently has It's About Thyme: 11726 part of the tide has been 60 members. Annual Manchaca Road, Austin, dropped and women dues are $25. They are a TX 78748 www.itsabout- have been welcomed for friendly bunch and will thyme.corn PHOTO BY PAULINE TOM The Brown Anole (above), a native of The Bahamas and Cuba, came to the United States via Key West around 1900 and is becoming well established. in First, here's a leftover tidbit that did not City fit last week. When the Hermann's Montage settled in Mountain City by Pauline Oaks, Karen Herrmann Tom worked at Seton Medi- cal Center in Austin and Jim worked at Motorola The native Green in Seguin. Mountain Anole can change from City was in the middle of green to brown. The both work places, alien Brown Anole is Holly Cass worked always brown, and it's with Jim in Seguin at bullying out the Green Motorola. Holly retired Anole. from there and came to The Brown Anole has Wallace Middle School, the uncanny ability to where Karen worked as drop its tail as a defense the nurse. They found mechanism. out later Jim and Holly So, what might eat the already knew each other! Brown Anole in Moun- Small world, tain City? Our roadrun- In this world we live ners could eat the Brown in now, research for this Anole. And, sometimes column is conducted squirrels eat amphib- from the chair in our ians. office where I sat when Squirrels love whole a strange lizard outside peanuts we "offer" in the window caught my a wreath feeder. We attention several weeks place a stand out from back. A Google search the wreath that's hang- led me to the Herps of ing from a tree limb Texas website. Herpe- on a long wire. Access tology is the study of am- requires soaring through phibians and reptiles, so the air. And, more often it's "herps" for short, than not the squirrel Travis J. LaDuc, Ph.D., misses the target. Once Curator within the Divi- a squirrel consistently sion of Herpetology at reaches the wreath and the Biodiversity Collec- accesses a peanut before tions, Department of dropping to the ground, Integrative Biology at we move the stand out a The University of Texas bit further. at Austin answered my If you're driving emailed inquiry that around looking at the included a photo of the garage sales in Mountain lizard that looked like an City on Saturday, the escapee from a science Annual Mountain City fiction movie set. Garage Sale Day, drive "Looks like Anolis slowly past our house, sagrei, the Brown Anole/ near the end of Live Oak Non-native, slowly Drive, and you might see making its way across the flying squirrels. And, the state", answered you might see Painted Dr.LaDuc. Buntings! Should I try capturing Ron Tom pointed out the dragonesque alien? to my visiting little sister, The helpful curator Marsha Moon, a young advised, "fruitless effort. Red-Tailed Hawk in a They are slowly making tree near the street as their way across the state they started out walking and will become firmly KissMe. Those Red- established, as they Tailed Hawks are easy have across much of the to hear. Their raucous southern US." scream pierces the air. With the species What are you seeing name in hand, I learned and hearing? Please send that the Brown Anole, a tidbits to ptom5678@ native of The Bahamas (subject: and Cuba, came to the Tidbit) or 512 268 5678. United States via Key Thanks! Love to you, West around 1900. 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