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219 index NOTE: Page numbers in italics represent photographs/illustrations; page numbers in bold represent maps acidified water and crystal formation, 12, 88–93 acorns, 68, 112, 164 Adiantum capillus-veneris, 8 Agarita, 54, 62, 112 Agnell, Peter, 146, 157 Agryrochosma dealbata, 65 Ahrns, Amber, 143, 144, 151, 156–60 Ahrns, Brenda, 34, 142, 143, 144, 145, 149, 160 Ahrns, Jeff, 26, 143, 146, 156–57, 159 Ahrns, John, 40, 151; Ahrns Grove, 34; archeological evidence discovered by, 109; artifact collection, 26; background, 138–39; bench dedicated to, 31, 32, 153; character and personality, 136, 138, 144–46, 149; community and educational activities, 147–50; death of, 153; ELC site selection, 14; family, 34, 142, 143, 145, 156–60; hiring of, 137; and Lee Walker, 154; mail delivery in floods, 130; move to Westcave, 142; nicknames, 138; retirement and legacy of, 153; solar calendar mark for, 19 Ahrns Bench, 31, 32, 153 Ahrns Grove, 34, 153 Alabama Lipfern, 64, 136 Alabama Supplejack, 11 Alamo Vine, 11 allergies to pollen, 72 amenities at Westcave, xxi American Beautyberry, 2, 6 American Elm, 54 American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA/CAE), 14, 27 American White Pelican, 56 American Woodcock, 72, 73 analemma, 19–20 Antelope Horns milkweed, 54 Anthocharis midea, 9 AOK Ranch, 146 Apaches, 114 Apalone spinifera guadalupensis, 162 aquatic habitats, 29, 37, 60, 69 aquifers, 6–7, 47, 89, 99–100. See also Cow Creek Formation/aquifer; travertine Aquilegia canadensis, 55 aragonite, 91 Archaic Period, 111–12 archeology, 13, 26, 109–15, 110, 136, 158. See also fossils architecture, “green,” 14, 16, 27–28, 140– 41 Arisaema dracontium, 55 armadillos, 66 Aromatic Sumac, 5 art, historic, 119–20 artifacts, archeological, 13, 26, 110, 136, 158. See also fossils Asclepias tuberosa, 69 Ashe Juniper: drought tolerance, 62; as food source, 68, 72; and Goldencheeked Warbler relationship, 56, 57; invasiveness of, 144; pollen and allergies, 72; terrain/ microenvironment, 5, 37. See also oak– juniper–mixed grass savanna astronomical seasons, 72 astronomy programs/exhibits, 17–20, 27, 28–29, 40 atlatls, 111–12 Atta texana, 6 Audubon Society, 133 Austin, Stephen F., 115 Austin American-Statesman, 143 Austin and Northwestern Railroad, 118 index 220 = Austin History Center, 149 Austin Nature & Science Center, 147–48, 149 Austin Paleontological Society, 26 autumn profile, 67–69 Balcones Canyonlands Preserve (BCP), 57, 151–52 Balcones Canyonlands region, 47, 103, 111 Bald Cypress, 7–8, 54, 64, 68, 97–98, 105, 140, 143 Ball, Marcia, 134, 135 Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 149 Barnett, Sue, 127 Barton, Sharon and Randy, 145, 147 Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs, Rome, 17 Bassariscus astutus, 58 bat boxes, 37 bats, 66, 69, 72, 74 Bearded Swallow-wort, 11 Beautyberry, American, 2, 6 Bee Caves, Texas, 119 Bell’s Vireo, 50 bench (dedicated to Ahrns), 31, 32, 153 Bertrand, Ronnie, 135 Bewick’s Wren, 66 Bianchini, Francesco, 17 bicarbonate (ionic) (HCO3– ), 91 BioBlitzes, 32 birds: autumn, 69; blinds to observe, 35; Heinz Branch canyon, 11; migratory, xx, 37, 50, 56, 57, 69; nest boxes, 37; spring, 56; summer, 65–66, 67; winter, 72 bison, archeological remains, 112 Bittern, Least, 67 Black-chinned Hummingbird, 24, 50, 56 Black-crowned Night-heron, 69 Black-foot Daisy, 5 Black-tailed Jackrabbit, 56, 66 Blacktail Shiner, 60 Black Vulture, 56 blinds, bird, 35 Blotched Water Snake, 58 bluebirds, 37, 66 Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis), 9, 35, 54, 143 Bluegill, 44, 60, 67 Blue Mistflowers, 65 Bobwhite, Northern, 66 Bond, Florene and family, 121, 128–30 Borden, Annie, 147 bow and arrow technology, 112 Bowie, Jim, 115 Boyd, Patti and David, 35, 147 Brackett soil series, 76, 79t Bracted Passionflower, 11 Breeding, S. D., 105 bridge over Hammetts Crossing, 105, 126–28, 126–30 Broad-winged Hawk, 56, 69 Brooks, Bill, 135 Brown-headed Cowbirds, 57 Buaas, John L. and family, 119–20 Buchanan, Lake, 105–6 Buckley’s Yucca, 5 Bulverde dart points, 110, 112 buntings, 56 burial practices, ancient, 112 Burleson family, 126 burned-rock middens, 110, 112 Burton, Amon, 152 Burton, Betty Duval, 125–26 butterflies, 9–10, 34, 37, 50, 58, 60, 69, 72 cactus, 5, 54, 64, 112, 218 calcite, 12, 89, 91, 92 calcium (ionic) (Ca2+ )/calcium carbonate (CaCO3 ), 89, 91 Callicarpa americana, 2 Callophrys henrici, 10 Campostoma anomalum, 61 camps, 40–42, 43, 155 canyon. See Heinz Branch and canyon canyon trail. See John Covert Watson Canyon Trail Canyon Wren, 11, 56 Caran, Chris, 148 carbon dioxide (CO2 ) in soil, 90 carbonic acid (H2 CO3 ), 90...

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9781623494605
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9781623494599
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OCLC
960976721
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256
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2017-01-01
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English
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