Saturday, February 7, 2015
The photo you see here was taken north of the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
When the conditions are right, with the right amount of sun and rainfall, the prime Texas Wildflower season lasts from March through May.
For more Texas Wildflower photos, along with a list of some of the more than 5,000 species of Texas Wildflowers go to our Eyes on Texas Wildflowers webpage.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Rounding up rattlesnakes is controversial. You can read about this controversial issue via a previous Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup blog post on this subject, with additional links to other previous blog links on the subject.
Among the controversies regarding the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup is the fact that most of the snakes which get rounded up are killed.
Some of the butchered rattlesnakes roundup in Deep-Fried Western Diamondback Rattlesnake & Chips Baskets, which you see being offered by the young rattlesnake purveyor in the picture.
Squeamishness prevailed, so no one in our tour group sampled any fried rattlesnake, though we were assured it tasted like chicken. Chicken with a lot of little bones.
The World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup takes place on the Second Weekend in March.
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup weekend starts up on the second Thursday of March with the Rattlesnake Review Parade at 4pm through downtown Sweetwater. That evening, the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant takes place in the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
The doors open at 8:00 a.m. Friday for the Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, with snakes being weighed in at 7:00 a.m. that morning at the Nolan County Coliseum.
For more information about the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, including video of our visit to the Roundup, go to our Eyes on Texas Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup webpage.