Tuesday (November 9th) was certainly a wonderful outing. And the company was great too! The Dixon Water Foundation ranch is a place I hope to explore in more detail in the coming years. The foundation has been honored with the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award, a Lone Star Land Steward Award and a Texas Environmental Excellence Award for Agriculture. To learn more about this wonder ranch visit here.

This old log/roots had rocks embedded it.

Buttonbush likes to be near water.

Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona crucifera) was hanging out!

The limestone bedrock in the creek.

Claire spotted these tiny snails in the water! Very fascinating!

We also found these Water Scavenger Beetles (Hydrophilidae) in the water. My favorite entomologist (Claire), told us the bubble you see on the rear was for breathing. When the bubble is empty it goes up for more air. Isn’t that the coolest piece of information you have heard today? Thanks Claire!

The evident of water rushing by at times.

The bank shows the layers of rocks and soil!

You can not see me in this hole I found in the rock. Really does blend in!

A rock found in the creek! I think it looks like the Planter peanut character, Mr Peanut LOL!

The ranch hands moved the cows to a new pasture. Yippee-ki-yay!

The job was done! The Dixon Ranches rotates the herd between small pastures every three days or so. To learn more about their sustainable land management here. The Dixon Water Foundation gives hope for the future! Thank you! So this concludes the Tuesday outing.

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


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