The splits

The splits

There is so much to see at the grasslands! And onwards we went slowly. We don’t want to miss a thing! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Behind the dam

Behind the dam

Behind many dams, you can often find a pool of water. Black Creek Lake is no exception. On the grasslands, many times this requires traversing a fence. In fact we did just that in order to reach the pool. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the…

Sunrise and sunset

Sunrise and sunset

We were up before the crack of dawn. We had a whole day of work ahead of us so I will not be posting the photos of the grasslands today. Instead, I am sharing the beginning and the end of the day with you. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

A beautiful day!

A beautiful day!

It was a warm but beautiful day for the grasslands! No jackets required! The high at home was 79.5 degrees. 14 Fun Facts About Parrots Fossil Hotbed Uncovered in Missouri Confirms New Species of Duck-Billed Dinosaur Outdoor Pet Cats Are Spreading a Brain Parasite to Wildlife Keep looking! The more you know, the more you…

Muted afternoon colors

Muted afternoon colors

Yesterday, I posted the skunk’s scientific name, Mephitis mephitis. So this morning I decided to look up the meaning of the name. First I tried to break the word down. Me is Latin for “not:. However I could not find anything for phitis. The Google search kept trying to make it photo LOL. Next I…

Mephitis mephitis

Mephitis mephitis

The early morning light is always so beautiful! And we managed to get the first walk of the day while the sun was rising. The winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards will brighten your day Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Nice list

Nice list

Bonaparte Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Ross’s Goose, Snow Goose, American Pipit, Killdeer, Turkey vulture, Red-shouldered Hawks, Green-winged Teals, Gadwalls, Northern Pintails, Redhead, Northern Shovelers, Cormorants, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Carolina Wren – heard only, Great Blue Herons, Northern Harrier, Wilson’s Snipe, American Crow, and either a Song Sparrow or Cardinal. This was the list for today’s…

Berries to thorns

Berries to thorns

We did not stay long in the creek bottom as I needed to head back to the house. Surely when time allows, we will head back to further explore the area. The world’s largest organism is slowly being eaten by deer Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you…

Along a creek

Along a creek

If you have been following along with my posts, you know we almost always end up in a gully or creek. That day was no exception LOL. The following is what we found that day along the creek. A fossilized egg laid by an extinct, human-sized turtle holds a rare jackpot Macro Photos Reveal the…

Family

Family

In the dictionary, it says a family is a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. Of course, as you look down the list, there are variations on the meaning from plants to animals to crime syndicates groups. So hopefully on this holiday weekend…

Let’s talk turkey

Let’s talk turkey

Gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, tuk, yike, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, and gobble! Well, I did say talk turkey and in their native language. This tribe helped the Pilgrims survive for their first Thanksgiving. They still regret…