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Amanda Nicole Chase  ♻️Environmental Interpreter @ The Meadows Center for Water and The Environment 🐠 Headwaters to Ocean 🐾 Texas State University 🌎 San Marcos, TX

Lesson from Lexi, sometimes you get in a tough spot but you just gotta roll with it! Pun intended haha! 😂 #smtx #cats #catsofinstagram #siamesecat #punintended #tx #animallover #humor #lessonsfromacat

A Nutria in Spring Lake. They look similar to beavers but have a rat like tail. They can be found in fresh and saltwater habitats. Nutria are an invasive species from South America originally introduced for the fur trade but also to feed on aquatic vegetation in ponds. They cause costly damage to sugarcane and rice farms. Nutria were scattered across the Texas coast after a hurricane in the 1940's. #smtx #mc4water #lake #water #nutria #nature #naturelovers #wildlife #invasivespecies #igtexas #waterislife #onelove #onelife #oneplanet

Here's a lovely view of the wetlands including the poison ivy, haha! Remember, leaflets of three, leave it be. #wetlandswednesday #naturephotography #plants #nature #naturelovers #smtx #igtexas #wetlands #water #waterislife #onelove #onelife #oneplanet

Happy #worldturtleday! This is a Texas River Cooter making it's way onto dry land to lay it's eggs. This is one of the most common turtles found at Spring Lake. #nature #naturelovers #mc4water #smtx #igtexas #turtles #turtletuesday #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifebiology @themeadowscenter

Honeybee pollinating an organic apple tree in eastern Washington. This orchard had a couple types of apples growing in it. Fun fact, farmers import bee colonies into their orchards to pollinate their trees. #conservation #nature #naturelovers #appleorchard #apples #honeybee #flowers #easternwashington #onelove #onelife #oneplanet #organic #fruit #naturephotography #wildlifephotography

The Blanco River is only half a mile from my home. I love the coast so much but it has some big competition with the beautiful Texas hill country. #nature #naturelovers #smtx #txhillcountry #igtexas #water #waterislife #river #blancoriver #conservation #onelove #onelife #oneplanet

Happy wetlands Wednesday! Here are some cattails by the boardwalk @themeadowscenter. These plants were used by the indigenous people to make baskets and bow string. #funfact #conservation #water #waterislife #wetlands #wetlandswednesday #mc4water #txst #nature #naturelovers #plants #smtx #igtexas

You never know what you'll find in the wetlands! Here's some lovely honeysuckle growing in the riparian zone of the wetlands at The Meadows Center. #wetlandswednesday #mc4water #water #waterislife #wetlands #honeysuckle #flowers #nature #naturelovers #conservation #igtexas #smtx

Well looks like our pair of Barn Swallows have found their old nesting spot on our dryer vent again. Fun fact, it is illegal to disturb an active nest belonging to native bird species. #amandasapartmentsafari #cutebutmessy #smtx #igtexas #barnswallow #birds #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #conservation #onelife #onelove #oneplanet #nesting

This large, male, snapping turtle crawled onto the harvester today, which is a large floating lawnmower for the aquatic plants in the lake. His head was covered in leeches. That did not look comfortable! #smtx #igtexas #wildlife #turtles #lake #water #waterislife #conservation #nature #naturelovers #onelife #onelove #oneplanet #txst #mc4water

Well hello Mr. Honeybee! This could have ended badly for me had I not seen him before grabbing the door handle haha! With spring in full swing the wildlife is coming out in droves which means also coming into my apartment! Looks like we may have some Amanda's Apartment Safari posts starting up again! I could get some better weather stripping on my door but what's the fun in that right?! 😂 #amandasapartmentsafari #conservation #smtx #honeybee #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #onelife #onelove #oneplanet #igtexas

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