Sun peeked out

Sun peeked out

It was not long before the blue sky started to peek through the clouds. We started on top of a mesa. Then we walked along the edge of the woods but still in the grasses. The Curious Task of Digitizing Darwin’s Beans and Butterflies Watch Leaves Change Color in a Matter of Seconds Keep looking!…

A month

A month

Wow, it has been a month since I have been to the grasslands! Certainly, have missed it. And today was the perfect weather for the outing! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Books and rain

Books and rain

While traveling, I took several books along with me to read. First book, A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future by Benjamin Vogt. A book for today’s environment and every gardener should read. Second, Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson. This is a just published book that is…

Abilene State Park

Abilene State Park

This is the last part of trip. And it was quite nice too! The park has about four or so miles of trails which are mostly in the shade. A great trip! These Butterflies Full of Wasps Full of Microwasps Are a Science Nightmare Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

Another overnight at Monahans

Another overnight at Monahans

Our visit was over. So it was time to head back east. Another overnight stay at Monahans Sandhills State Park. Primordial “Hyper-Eye” Discovered: Astonishing 390 Million-Year-Old Hyper-Compound Eye With 200 Lenses Tomorrow’s post … Abilene State Park! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you…

Fossils

Fossils

I certainly do like fossils. In fact, more than a few years ago often Judy and I were out hunting them around Wise County. Today’s post however is about the fossils at my brother’s in El Paso area. So part of them were found on their five acres. And the others on top the hill…

Plenty to see in the fall

Plenty to see in the fall

Over the course of the days, we spent at my brother’s, there was so much to find. Here in this post are more of those things! 300 years of tree rings show just how badly hurricanes have soaked the Carolinas Rethinking How We Celebrate American History—Indigenous Peoples’ Day No Nobel Prizes in Science Went to…

My brother’s place

My brother’s place

My brother and family live on five acres in the Chicuahuan Desert. His place abuts a fifty thousand acres ranch. Just how cool is that! On our last full day, we spend the day at his house exploring. And he took us in his ATV up to the top of a nearby hill as well….

Laguna Prieta Trail II

Laguna Prieta Trail II

This was a fun trail but what I did not tell you yesterday was that we took many wrong turns before we found the real Laguna Prieta Trail. Because of the wrong turns, we saw many picnic table areas and the trail that followed along side the road. The navigator (me), finally picked the right…

Laguna Prieta Trail

Laguna Prieta Trail

We enjoyed the park so much the day before, we decided to go again. We had plenty more trails to choose from! This post is all on the Laguna Prieta Trail. So my brother and his wife decided to come along with us this time. They had not been before because it had always had…

More pictographs

More pictographs

We spent several hours in the afternoon walking the trails. And this was the only portion you were allowed to go as a self tour. To see the other pictographs in the park, you must go with a park guide. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see,…