Faces and tracks

Faces and tracks

We had stayed on the trail (Jan. 26th), but now needed a shortcut to get to another trail. So we choose an open area. The Forest Service had been cutting down some trees in that area from a previous time. We left our tracks in the wet dirt with the other critters. Furthermore, I am…

Frost Heave

Frost Heave

All of the ice was gone today. However, we did get a nice frost last night. In fact, it meant that I got my photos before 9am. While looking into frost heave and I ran across the term frost quake. I never had heard of this before. However I have witnessed ice quakes on a…

Before it melted

Before it melted

I was thinking the ice might all melt today. So I got out this morning to see what I could find. Did any of you get outside too? The ice will be gone before you know it. Our high was 35 degrees and the rain bucket has .18″. The ice was mostly gone by the…

Sticking to the trail

Sticking to the trail

On January 26th, we were scouting for a potential First Wednesday outing. Here’s what we saw! As far as a future First Wednesday trail, it was pretty muddy for the first part. Our shoes had plenty of mud stuck to them. Other parts were more sandy. Regardless the trails will make for a pleasant walk….

Only 80 acres

Only 80 acres

The unit that we were on was only about 80 acres. However, the size did not hold us back from finding great stuff! Indeed, January 24th was definitely another great outing for us. Hope you enjoyed it too! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more…

Birds!

Birds!

I bet many of you in North Texas watched the birds today out your window. And with the cold, sleet, thunder, and small hail, it certainly was a good day to watch! Sixteen species were seen at my feeder this morning. Additionally, on my walks I had a Red-shouldered Hawk, crows, and Blue Jays. Squabbles!…

Up to the Uplands

Up to the Uplands

The bottomland was definitely interesting but now we headed upwards. Newly Discovered Fossil Reveals Hundreds of Teeth ‘Never Seen Before in a Pterosaur’ Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

On or beneath

On or beneath

The bottomlands main interest that day definitely was the trees. And what we found on or beneath them. Some of you may not have gotten an email notification yesterday. I have no clue why not, but assumed that it was a WordPress hiccup. Hopefully today’s notifies. Why Aren’t All Black Bears Black? Astronomers Just Discovered…

Mystery tree

Mystery tree

The bottomlands have interesting trees. And many bottomland trees are mysteries to me. I am learning but it may take a few more years until I can remember them. LOL Natural Things Thanks Alan for sharing this article. Some young sea spiders can regrow their rear ends Army of pest-munching ducks keep South African vineyard…

Bottomland

Bottomland

It was a chilly January 24th, but Jeanne had brought along some handwarmer packets. So it wasn’t bad at all. More tomorrow from the January 24th outing! This Species of Carnivorous Plant Evolved Into a Toilet And Is Now Winning at Life Ants can ‘sniff out’ cancer tumors in urine, says new study Keep looking!…

Rare Irruptive bird!

Rare Irruptive bird!

Did y’all get some snow last night? We probably got a half inch of snow plus a total of .55″ in the rain bucket. Very nice!! So talking about birds, an irruptions refer to the movement of northern species to the south for food. Snowy Owls and Redpolls are among the species that will irrupt….

Cat out of the Bag

Cat out of the Bag

The Clouded Sulphur emerged on January 21. Of course I was ready for it since the chrysalis changes colors as you saw in yesterday’s post. So with cat out of the bag, it was time to release it! Spring will be here before you know it. Of course today feels more like winter. We even…