Dusty Roads

Dusty Roads

After the Potato-vine our next stop was on the sides of the roads on June 27th. Indeed what a lovely day it had been, dust and all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Today’s weather was so so nice. We actually had a low in the afternoon of 68F! Inbreeding Not to Blame For Wooly Mammoth Extinction, Surprising Study Finds…

The Right Idea

The Right Idea

Yesterday was the First Wednesday outing and eight of us braved the heat. Well, nine including Briar. Everyone survived the morning! Indeed Briar had the right idea for the hot morning. Happy 4th of July! The science of fireworks Humans to Blame For Megafauna Extinctions, New Study Suggests Wildlife Diversity Webinar Series – Digitizing Texasโ€™…

Circling

Circling

We were visiting some of my favorite Shirley spots on our Thursday (June 27) road trip. The Cliff Swallows were circling above us. The Estuary Smothered by a Thousand Logs โ€˜Desert moss can survive on Mars,โ€™ claim scientists from China Texas armadillos are actually a different species than previously thought, study says Thanks Suzanne! Keep…

Roadside

Roadside

Thursday (June 27th) was the last quail survey for June. There will be several more in July. Time to move further down the road! Noctilucent clouds: Best season in years, happening now! A new horned dinosaur from the Montana badlands Chemical reaction used by cooks may have helped create life on Earth โ€“ study Thanks…

Big Leg

Big Leg

We found a way through the dead cedars back to the creek channel. The creek was no longer flowing but there were pools of water. And goodness more treasures! Whatever this creature was it was fascinating to watch it move! It had been a fun day in the creek! Never-Before-Seen Trilobite Anatomy Preserved by Pompeii-Like…

Up the Creek

Up the Creek

Yesterday I told you that we were blocked by the cedars down stream. Well, now back at the original access point we headed up the creek. And this was not the proverbial bad thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ So would we turn back? Find out tomorrow! NASA Advances Research to Grow Habitats in Space from Fungi Genetic Giants:…

Up or Down or Neither

Up or Down or Neither

A tough decision had to be made. We had reached a creek. The water was flowing but not deep. And you now know the first decision…down the creek. Certainly y’all guessed that “neither” was never a real consideration. LOL. Giant, ancient crabs live beneath Rome, and conservationists have their backs: ‘They deserve to be saved’…

Another Bob Day

Another Bob Day

Tuesday had been another quail (bobwhite) survey morning. We didn’t hear one. ๐Ÿ™ Fingers crossed for the next survey day. And then we reached the creek. What to do? You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out. LOL. These Cute, Fuzzy Bumblebees Are Precision-Engineered Pollinators Dazzling photos capture the unreal beauty of insects…

Released

Released

As I walked along the path a small brown lumpy thing caught my eye on a blade of grass. The moral of the story check those lumps. You never know what wonderful creatures you will find! What’s the Rush? Blind as a Bat? No Such Thing Meet the Forgotten Woman Who Revolutionized Microbiology With a…

Destinations and Goals Met

Destinations and Goals Met

It was noon before we finished at the first destination. Two more stops. And they were quick and short hikes. We managed to hit all our destination goals. So now it was time to head to the DQ before heading home! Yum! The Story Behind the Seashells By the Seashore Are Plastic Water Bottles Safe?…