Three days of cackling

Three days of cackling

For three days, the Rain Crow (also known as the Yellow-billed Cuckoo) was cackling a forecast of rain. Well, it was right, we got rain at our house! LOL Our bucket has one inch and more is coming down at press time. Oh what a wonderful rain! U.S. Customs Agents Find Rare Moth Last Spotted…

No rain yet

No rain yet

All we got today was the occasional mist. Maybe tonight the rain will come. So if you have not done so, empty your rain gauge! Do you have non-native plants at your house? Certainly is something that most places have. And we have more than our share. A family of termites has been traversing the…

Cool day!

Cool day!

No complaints from me on the weather today! In anticipation of the rain this week, now would be the time to empty your rain gauge if you haven’t already 🙂 Everyday Plastic Products – Such As Coffee Cups – Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water Keep looking! The more you know, the more you…

A new weevil?

A new weevil?

Whoa, was the temperature ever great today! When I got up this morning, it was 79 degrees. I am not sure when the front got here, but I noticed at noon that it had dropped to 73 degrees. Then I took Gracie for a walk and I even wore a light jacket. This is more…

Fungivore

Fungivore

Another stay at home day, and I love it. Furthermore, I think it may make me a better observer. Why? Because I am always looking for something new to pop up in my path. Or may be just a different way to view something. The Black Market Is Crawling With Spiders, New Study Finds Keep…

Plugs

Plugs

And no I do not get any compensation for the plugs. 🙂 Physicists figured out how launching a Falcon 9 changes the atmosphere Plant of the Month: Peanut Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Too early for summer

Too early for summer

However, we seemed to be getting it whether or not we want it, eh. High temp at our house was 93.7 degrees. So I for one am glad it was windy and didn’t make it to the forecasted high of 99 degrees. Today’s giant farm vehicles threaten 20% of the world’s cropland Could Ants, Termites…

I like my thistle

I like my thistle

Years ago, some of the first plants I tried to key were the thistles. Of course, I don’t remember all the stuff I found about them. However, I still enjoy them. And all the critters that utilizes the thistles. Mushrooms borrowed the same deadly toxin from a mysterious source Keep looking! The more you know,…

Make a wish?

Make a wish?

Last night we caught the western edge of storm that came barreling down from the north. Even though we only ended up with .24″ of rain, I ain’t complaining. 😉 Denton got more and perhaps those of you in Dallas got some. Hope so! Scientists Figure Out Why Female Octopuses Self-Destruct After Laying Eggs Keep…

Organ Pipe Mud Dauber

Organ Pipe Mud Dauber

One of OPMD hatched! I saw it looking around its enclosure (ie coffee jar) at lunch time. Indeed, I was beginning to wonder if any of my jars were going to produce anything. Corals convert sunscreen chemical into a toxin that kills them Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the…

Hanging out

Hanging out

Today, I went to the Dixon Water Foundation to hang out with other prairie nerds! It was with the NPAT Ft. Worth chapter’s Prairie Seeker training for the spring. Scientists Prove That Plants Can Grow in Soil From the Moon Scientists Estimate That the Embodied Energy of Waste Plastics Equates to 12% of U.S. Industrial…

My, how you have grown!

My, how you have grown!

The hunt for the Frosted Elfin on the Caddo NG was definitely a success! Furthermore, I think in more than one way. For example, I learned new plants, saw new critters, and made new friends. Anyway I look at it…success! So a big thank you to all the volunteers! Alan, Laura, Scott, and Suzanne who…