More grasslands

 Forgot to mention yesterday, I had another American Woodcock in our woods. Exciting, but alas no photo ;-(   I have seen more of them this year (three total) then I have ever seen before. Also had a Fox Sparrow and Northern Harrier. Neither seen very often anymore at home.

Script lichen (Alyxoria varia). It was really tiny and the black apothecia (fruiting bodies) looks a bit like mouse turds when you look at them under loupe.

Looks like someone spread out. Kinda like a skydiver would.

Rusty Blackhaw was really twisted.

Another angle.

A view of a ravine with beautiful moss!

Front side of a Trout Lily!
Backside of a Trout Lily.

The Rough-leaved Dogwood trees really have red branches! No buds yet.

Two Trout Lilies blooming with another one to the right. The one on the right may just be coming up.

Rabbit Tobacco (Diaperia prolifera) starting to sprout up!

Coyote scat. It might be a opossum; certainly the right color.

Missouri Primrose seedpod opened at the end. Sorta looks like a brown flower.

This is all of the grasslands for today. I will continue on with the last of grasslands photos in tomorrow’s post.
The three photos below were here at our house today.

Texas Paper Wasp (Polistes apachus) was out today at home.

Tiny Bluets (Houstonia pusilla) are getting thick!

Crow-poison (Nothoscordum bivalve) is blooming!

Keep looking!


  1. Judy, When I see the bluets they put a smile on my face. Kinda of like sprinkles on a cupcake. They only stay for a month or two at my house; the bluets not the cupcakes. You can bring them all to my house! đŸ˜‰

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