Now on the Edge

Now on the Edge

We were still on top but had moved to a brushy area. The habitat at the edge had more fallen trees. Tomorrow’s post will be just below the top edge. How NASA Got Involved With Parachuting Beavers Thanks Judy! How DNA from the Dead Is Helping Boost Species on the Brink Keep looking! The more…

Back in the Hole?

Back in the Hole?

We continued on top at the barren on Jan. 25th. Did you make it outside today? Certainly hope so! It was a glorious day! Thawing Time Capsules: Glacier Melting Destroys Important Climate Data Archive The Secrets of the Sea Hidden High in the Andes Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

Look in the Right Place

Look in the Right Place

On Thursday Jeanne and I were off to the grasslands. The place I choose was a barren. In this case one of the locations was a former gravel pit. However the pit is not quite the accurate term. It appeared they mostly just scraped the hilltop down about five feet. So my choice of the…

Winter Browns

Winter Browns

Yep it seems cold today and yesterday too. Maybe because of the clouds and dampness in the air? However it was not too bad. In fact Jeanne and I went to the grasslands yesterday. Still working on those photos so that will wait until tomorrow. Were they playing rock, paper, and scissors? It was the…

Slow-stepper

Slow-stepper

Doesn’t the title sound like it describes most nature nerds? I sure think so. LOL. Protozoa! This group includes a lot of tiny creatures. The sizes range from one micron to giant ones (20 cm) that can be found in the ocean. Protozoa, even bigger! At first I thought this was going be a tardigrade,…

In the Ditch

In the Ditch

We had been in the bottomland and near the creek for most of the outing (Jan 18th). Then we finally came to a shallow ravine or maybe you would call it a ditch. At most it was only four or five deep. It is great to get back to a lichen! Indeed! Pollution in cities…

A Puff

A Puff

Indeed a foggy start to the morning, eh! Well, at least at our house. 🙂 So I will continue on with Jan. 18th outing. Watch the puff! Great spot Jeanne! Tomorrow we head down into the ravine or ditch which ever you want to call it. Most Animals Have a 24-Hour Body Clock. This Beetle…

Look Up, Down, and Under

Look Up, Down, and Under

As often is the case we poke in holes and under bark. Yeah just about anything that can be done safely. The black triangle appeared to be debris. However I could not tell if the black at the front of the larva was part of it or perhaps part of something it ate. And that’s…

Intricate Patterns and Holes

Intricate Patterns and Holes

I thought today was beautiful; the sunshine, hardly any wind, and a high of 35f. More from Thursday’s outing. And it was not boring. ;-). Barking Beetle Patterns Beetle Collecting 101: How to rear wood-boring beetles More tomorrow from the Jan 18th outing! A winter weather pattern change is about to bring a wild swing in…

Winter is Over

Winter is Over

I have used up my hot cocoa mix. Thus my conclusion; winter is over. That’s how it was last year. 😉 In fact the seven day forecast does say the temps will be going up. What do you believe? Groundhog Day is just a few weeks away. So Phil has only gotten it right 40%…

Ice!

Ice!

On Wednesday folks were starting to get outside again! So I guess they had been cooped up long enough. And who could blame them the temperature did get above freezing. 😉 Next up Jeanne’s photos on Lake Amon G. Carter and her pond. Awesome photos ladies! Thank you for sharing with us! Can beavers revitalize…