Mammals glow

Mammals glow

Warning: There is a photo of a dead mammal to follow. I had read that our opossums fluorescence with UV light. In fact, I have been waiting for just such an opportunity to shine my UV torch on one, alive or dead. So alive was preferable, but I don’t often see live ones at night,…

Personal space

Personal space

When photographing the critters, it pays to go very slow as you approach. Sometimes they will stay put, but more often than not they leave. There are lots of missed shots when going in for the close shot. 🙂 Hey we all have a personal space right? Weird, Rare, and Everywhere Keep looking! The more…

A Rescue

A Rescue

The fence line is needin’ a mowin’. So my first plan today was a rescue. Hidden in Plain Sight: Windshield Washer Fluid Is an Unexpected Source of Vehicle Emissions US will vaccinate birds against avian flu for first time — what researchers think Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the…

Back after 19 years

Back after 19 years

So did you hear the rumbles today? Certainly I was hoping for some rain. We only got .01″. I guess every bit helps. Chemical Cartography: Mapping the Hidden World of Plant Roots Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Snack Time

Snack Time

I took my walk before lunch and stayed out longer than I thought I would. I was in our field so there was no worries about getting too hungry. 😉 Snacks are always close at hand. Selecting Plants for Pollinators by Ecoregion Research Reveals The Creepy Way Greedy Gulls Decide What to Eat Keep looking!…

Lucky

Lucky

Mitchell County is currently listed with severe drought conditions. However, they had gotten some much needed rain on the morning before we arrived at Lake Colorado City State Park. Now here comes the really cool find because of the rain. Apparently they only come out after a rain! I observed this one as it was…

A change of plan

A change of plan

We were cutting the trip short and heading home. But we were not driving straight through. A stop at the Lake Colorado City State Park was in the cards. And this was a new park for us. There seems to be abundant of red ants here. Which means it is good habitat for horny toads….

Still a slow connection

Still a slow connection

Ok, I changed my mind, you get a bit more from Monahans Sandhills State Park. LOL Here was the night outing with the UV torch. What a fun night! This paragliding gecko is new to science Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Next Stop

Next Stop

Our next stop today was Monahans State Park. It seems we almost always make an overnight stop here. And I just love the park. My signal is pretty slow tonight so this will be all. I did see lots of other plants like the Sensitivebriar (Mimosa nuttallii), Hopi Tea Greenthread (Thelesperma megapotamicum), Yellow Woollywhite (Hymenopappus…

On the road

On the road

With the summer heat rapidly approaching, we decided to take a trip to the west to see my brother and his family. So if I miss a day it will be because the signal may be too poor. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Indeed the deer at our house were up early! Yes, this video was from yesterday, but…

Researcher visits

Researcher visits

It had been four years since Dr. Kira Delmore and her students had been at the house. As before Kira and her students were here to catch the hummers. Here in Wise County, we are in a hybrid zone for the Ruby-throated and Black-chinned hummingbirds. Unlike the multi-generational hybrid titmice we have, the hybrid hummers…

More from Shirley Day

More from Shirley Day

Did I mention what a fun day we had on Shirley Lusk Day? Let me just restate, it was great! Indeed what a great day to honor Shirley! And of course many thanks to the Thomsen Foundation! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you…