A Hoot and a Holler

The day had been most splendid. Of course we topped it off with cool treats at DQ on the way home. I bet you can tell this has kinda become our thing lately. LOL

I didn’t know what I had found until I got home. It was a Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)! This is exciting because there are so few records in Texas. On BugGuide, just Grayson and Dallas counties. However INat has forty or fifty observations. Its conservation status in the US ranges from critically imperiled to secure with Texas having no status. The larvae feeds on various sedges and the adults feed on various flowers species.
Y a two-fer? LOL Because there were two Twelve-spotted Skimmers (Libellula pulchella) on “Y” shaped stick. I know pretty lame. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
It was a good creek as you can see from Suzanne and Kate’s smiles.
Stopping to look up the culvert, a pleasant cool draft came out!

A surprise inspection for the lookouts! The men had not moved. Good job soldiers. LOL

The Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) was the last stop. Its blooms were about finished as we were too for the day.

So with a hoot and holler we left our echoes behind. And I imagine if Suzanne and Kate (who were on top) heard us were wondering about Jeanne and I’s sanity. LOL

Does a supermoon have a super effect on us?

Inspired by spider webs, scientists harvest water from air

Keep looking!

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


  1. That is an interesting cardinal flower. Mine are just starting to grow buds. They have constant wet feet and have been in the same spot for 5 yrs. They usually bloom later in September.
    Such good soldier boys.
    Love the echoes.

      1. Well of course it is a fall flower. I imagine all the fall bloomers start before us because it gets colder up there sooner. In spring we warm up sooner so our blooms come ahead. It’s just like the bird migration and the hummers have passed up there and now in mass here.

  2. Congrats on the Dion!
    And two great articles – had no idea about all the super moon tidal effects. Well written explanation. I have enjoyed watching that moon early the last couple mornings.
    Maybe the water from air will address water issues noted in yesterdays article too.

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