A Chunk of Ice

We were back on top again on Jan. 25th. It is interesting to go back to spots that I had only visited mostly during the spring or summer seasons previously.

An enclosure shows the difference between grazed and not grazed.
A nature’s made bird bath!
It may be shaping up for a banner year for Stork’s-bill or Heronbill (Erodium texanum). It was very thick in places!

Even in the open prairies you will find mosses! With the one cell thick leaves some were translucent.
We had moved to another barren nearby to confirm that the Cymopterus (Vesper macrorhizus) was there too. It was!

Even though it was a tad chilly (low 50’s), a Seven-spot Ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) was out. However it was moving pretty slow. This species is native to Europe. Adults over winter in ground litter.
Queens Delight (Stillingia texana) new growth had wilted from cold. This species can only be found on limestone based soils.
A chunk of ice in a seep on the limestone hillside. Obviously it will be gone today (Jan. 31th) with our warm temps the past few days.

And that made a fine finish to our Jan. 25th outing!

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Zebras, beautiful and endangered

First-Ever Footage of a Newborn Great White Shark Has Scientists in a Frenzy

Keep looking!

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


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