Perfect day

 Perfect day to finish a book Claire loaned me.  The book is Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species by Sean B. Carroll. It was a great read on evolution and the scientists who help bring the amazing story to life.

We managed to not walk in the rain today, but it has been a lovely rainy day. We have gotten .37″ at 6pm.  Update: Ended up with 1.23″ at 10pm.

Our Live Oaks are alive! They are starting to bud!

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) to brighten the day!

Wild onion (Allium drummondii) is almost blooming. I bet when the sun comes out tomorrow, it will open up.

This Wild Onion is further along.

Pepperweed (Lepidium species).

Silver-leaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium). I know it is this because of the tiny fruit.

Yellowtop Groundsel (Packera tampicana) is so close!

The stems can have this purple striations.

I found one open! It likes low prairies, disturbed areas, roadsides, and typically in open areas.
This fruticose lichen likes the wet. This one when dry is normally more yellow-orange-green.

Pale-veined Isturgia Moth looks rather worn. Maybe it is one that overwintered. Its caterpillar is a pretty white with black and yellow spots. It’s host plant is the hackberry tree.

Keep looking!


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