The word armadillo means "little armored one" in Spanish.
Originally known as "turtle-rabbit" by the Aztecs, the armadillo was adopted as the Texas small state mammal on June 16, 1995.
Every day is Earth Day
Cada día es Día de la Tierra
I sincerely believe that nature heals the soul. My art is inspired by the natural beauty of Dripping Springs, the first city in Texas to be designated as an International Dark Sky Community in 2014. Attending my very first Llano Earth Art Fest (LEAF) in 2018 was an incredible experience that enhanced my appreciation of the wonderful creative and balancing materials that our madre tierra shares with us. I have been an active member of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) since 2019, I was recently welcomed as a new board member of the NPSOT Hill Country Chapter, and I also joined the Texas Chapter of the International Dark-Sky association.
Because every day is Earth Day, this page is primarily devoted to sharing information, promoting the work of environmental advocacy groups, and related community projects that I volunteer for as part of the Dripping Springs Community Empowering Positive Change group.
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Order a t-shirt for you or as a gift to support community outreach programs, and to remind others that every day is Earth Day!
Some of the benefits of native plants:
Provide seeds, nuts, nectar and fruits for birds,
bats, pollinating insects, and butterflies.
Attract insects for birds to consume.
Provide habitats for birds, wildlife and
larval host plants for butterflies.
Protect the soil with long root systems.
Require less maintenance compared
to introduced species.
Minimize the use of fertilizers and pesticides.
Add beauty to the landscape and preserve our natural heritage for generations to come.
Source: The benefits of going native by the NPSOT
The first Earth Day Proclamation
for Dripping Springs, Texas!
The Dripping Springs Community Empowering Positive Change group will be submitting the first Earth Day proclamation on April 5th for Dripping Springs, and these are among the groups being recognized for their community education and advocacy:
LIGHTS OUT TEXAS for migrating birds!
Every spring and fall, between a third and a quarter of all birds migrating at night through the United States travel through Texas. Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness, and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually. Learn more about the Lights Out Texas campaign and how to help, especially during peak migration periods by turning off lights between 11 pm and 6 am.