Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Passion and A Bit of History

Common name: Gulf Fritillary
We stopped at the garden this morning.  The passion vine is really doing well, although most of it is on the east side of our fence.  It is the host plant for the Gulf Fritillary which are in abundance. 

This area is rich in history, as are many in Texas.  The Cypress Historical Society has begun to collect and capture some of that history.  They now have a library building for collecting information on families in this area and have hours when they are open to the public.  The vintage photos and cemetery maps interesting.  They have two albums of unidentified photos also which have been donated and some are being labeled with help from visitors.

Our ABCS board member Martin Hemmer has a lot of knowledge of this area as he was raised on family land on the north side of Norchester.  We will see if we can capture some of that history in the next couple of months."

A link to the Cypress Historical Society may be found HERE

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