In the News: Hot Snakes and a New Travis County Ranch

Heat affecting snake behavior; bites up
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Officials at Seton Healthcare warn the public to be aware that the streak of hot weather is also affecting the behavior of venomous snakes and other wildlife in the area as they broaden their search for water and food. Medical staffs have seen a 14 percent increase this year so far in venomous bites and stings, and the number of children treated at Dell Children's Medical Center is up 46 percent, officials said.

Editor’s note: While enjoying the natural areas, watch where you step, stay on the trail, keep young kids close to you, and keep your dogs on a leash. This is a great article with information on snakes.

Hill Country Conservancy, NRCS, and Travis County are proud to announce the permanent conservation of the historic Brockenbrough Ranch!
Anne Brockenbrough is a rancher, equestrian, and professional writer, and is currently working with Hill Country Conservancy on a conservation easement to protect her land and its water and wildlife for future generations.