The karst springs of the Texas Hill Country are unique and specialized environments. Thanks to a collaboration of biologists, a new species–Stygobromus bakeri–has been described from 4 central Texas limestone karst springs; Jacob’s Well (Hays County), John Knox Spring (Comal County), Mormon Spring (Travis County) and Salado Springs (Bell County).

The new species’ name–Stygobromus bakeri–honors David Baker’s passionate conservation efforts!

Read more from Robin Gary with Wimberley Valley Watershed Association here.