Shrinking World!

Shrinking World!

If you remember I told you about looking for tardigrades on lichens. Well, I continued to look. And then it was just getting a technique that worked. For me the trick was too soak the lichen for 24 plus hours. Then squeeze a small piece of lichen to get a drop of water onto the…

Time to head back

Time to head back

It had been a lovely day (Feb. 2nd)at Dixon, but now the weather was changing. Weather forecast called for late afternoon showers. Then there were other evening plans. So we turned for the walk back to the car. Housekeeping note: Apparently there is something that caused the email notifications not to be sent out. Sorry…

Notification of Stuck Email

Notification of Stuck Email

Apparently the notification email for last night’s blog got stuck somewhere in the ether again. I still don’t have a clue why it had happened. Here’s the link to “We hit Bottom” post for Feb 7th in case you didn’t get it. Or go to the main page at https://lookingout.net/ Keep looking! The more you…

We hit Bottom

We hit Bottom

Yes, we had hit bottom. 😉 So we were literally down at the creek level in the ravine. It was time to start back up. Bizarre Prehistoric Predator Fish Breathed Air, Had Fangs And Four ‘Limbs‘ Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

This is a Test

This is a Test

After the lovely barren, we gravitated towards the ravine. Of course we did, it is the law, gravity. 😉 With the recent rains, water still dripped from the limestone rocks. What a lovely place! More from the ravine tomorrow. A New Creature Emerges From a Forest Drowned by the Gulf of Mexico Rethinking Dinosaur Evolution:…

Second Creek

Second Creek

Creeks are such interesting places, eh. Even if you just listen to the sound of water only it is magical. A study says it calms “emotions and relieving anxiety”. I think we all knew that. 🙂 Of course, I look at what’s in it as well. Well, I brought one home as you can see…

At the Top and Down

At the Top and Down

We had reached the top of the barren. It’s just BS as we go down the other side. You know botany speed. LOL. And this is where I will stop today. Tomorrow the creek’s treasures! Earth’s oldest rocks reveal diverse microbial ecosystem dating 3B years Mysterious Bass Sounds Irking Florida Residents Might Just Be Fish…

Old and New

Old and New

The day (Feb. 2nd) was cloudy with a chance of rain by afternoon. However this did not dampen our adventure. We were in Cooke County at the Dixon Water Foundation. Note: this property is not open to the public. Rare ancient tree discovery has scientists ‘gobsmacked’ Ice Age cave paintings decoded by amateur researcher We…

Smell the Roses

Smell the Roses

It was a gorgeous day yesterday. Between chores and appointments I managed to find the time to stop to smell the roses. Ok I didn’t really smell the roses but I did stop to look close at a few plants. Ahhh, it had been a nice day! Today Jeanne and I went on another nearby…

On the Trail with Quayle

On the Trail with Quayle

A field trip with Jeff Quayle is always fun and educational. So if you can, I highly recommend it. So a big thanks to Jeff for organizing another great field trip! Definitely check out other Jeff field trips scheduled for this spring at NPAT Ft. Worth chapter for a list. Switchgrass: An Old Grass Gets…

A Chunk of Ice

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. And that made a fine finish to our Jan. 25th outing! Engineered Bacteria Eat Waste Plastic and Make Spider Silk – “Nature’s Kevlar” Zebras, beautiful…

Lichen Mystery

Lichen Mystery

After being on the edge we moved down to the upper tier of the hillside. Artificial light messes with insects’ ability to tell up from down Thanks Claire! World’s Smallest “Fanged” Frogs Found in Indonesia Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know