Get the Stink Off

Get outside and get the stink off was a favorite saying of my dad. It was his way to get us out of the house. However I still like the saying because I always like to get outside. Furthermore the weather does not hold me back. And today was no exception. πŸ™‚

My walk at noon was not wet at all and I stopped to check on the Sunflower Moth (Homoeosoma electellum). It had pulled the petals together. Perhaps it was to provide itself shelter from last night’s rain?
At any rate it was snug in its home. So I carefully close the door (ie the petals) behind me as I continued onward.
Was it the rain that made the Nodding Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes cernua) pop up overnight? Certainly couldn’t have hurt, eh. Nits-and-Lice (Hypericum drummondii) probably liked the rain too. πŸ˜‰

A Crab Spider (Thomisidae) was hanging out in our garage.
A Dainty Sulphur was out at the start of my afternoon walk. At this time it was only lightly raining.
A Leucodon julaceus moss was grateful for the moisture!
Lichens too!

Then the rain came pouring down!

The rain had slowed down when the shiny wet armadillo came to sniffle at my feet. Ooops it said “I think you stink”. LOL

Indeed it had been a great day to be outside! And yes I still planned to post about yesterday’s grasslands outing.

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Keep looking!

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


  1. Glad to see the the Spiranthes up and blooming – wonderful what a bit of rain can do. Will go out looking around here this week too – fingers crossed!
    Funny little armadillo – so intent on sniffing out lunch that it ran into you.
    Great article on the herbarium seeds – thanks Suzanne!.

  2. That armadillo was funny!
    We got half an inch yesterday but today it is all west of us.
    I have seen a couple of crab spiders in a strange place. Over the last week twice I have found one ON a fire ant mound totally ignored by the ants.

    1. We have gotten just a hair over 2″ now! Wonderful. I hope you get some more too. Really strange about the fire ant mount spider. I guess it was not tasty to them?

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