Tapioca Slime mold

Tapioca Slime mold

 This is photo I took back in June of this year. This relates to the previous post about the mushroom digesting. I updated that post about it digesting and NOT digesting itself as I had told y’all. Anyways, here is a slime mold….  tapioca slime mold (Brefeldia maxima) I have seen some slime mold that…

Mosquitos!

Mosquitos!

  The mosquitoes are back with a vengeance! At least this girl won’t be getting my blood. This handsome fella, Salt Marsh Moth (Estigmene acrea), showed up at my backdoor last night.. He had just emerged. You can tell because in the top photo you can see his wing has not fully pumped up. Females…

Fungus and flowers!

Fungus and flowers!

Another warm day. Counting down for the days to cooler weather. 🙂 Gracie stood in the water for a good 6-8 minutes. She wants the cooler weather too. Thiers’ Lepidella (Amanita thiersii)  Closeup. It was pretty white and the surface had a moist feel. A polypore, a Ganoderma species. Looks like a bowtie I thought. Underside…

Saturday and humid out.

Saturday and humid out.

 Well, I still must get outside. Gracie says so too. Gracie finds a way to cool off. Palafoxia (Palafoxia callosa) a hard to see plant that likes limestone type soils. Mine is in the my driveway. Pretty tiny flies were visiting. Don’t know what it’s is name. Underside But I made a cool spore print. …

Yellow bumble bee

Yellow bumble bee

 Yellow bumble bee was the highlight this afternoon for me. I looked for birds but didn’t find much in the way of our feathered friends….phoebe, cardinal, Great blue heron, egret and heard a white-eyed vireo. Yellow Bumble Bee (Bombus fervidus) on  cowpen daisy. It was a busy bee. Rucker’s Pond Unit 55 was full and…

It was wet, eh.

It was wet, eh.

We got 3.61″ over the last few days. Just wonderful! In the last post you could see our pond filled back up. Yesterday afternoon, Gracie and  I went over to look again. Dragonflies and damselflies were all over. Many were laying their eggs. I felt sorry for them because the pond does not hold water…

Rainy afternoon

Rainy afternoon

 Good afternoon! We have gotten 2.73″ rain this morning. Gracie and I went to check it out. Our front pond completely filled but not quite over flowing yet. Dragonflies and frogs love it. The eryngo –Eryngium leavenworthii  is really getting to its peak. Giant ragweed is sure pretty even tho….you know  And has a pupa…

Welcome!

 Welcome to my first grand opening post on this rainy morning. (At least at my house). Not sure how this blog is going to work out but let me know what you think. You can keep up with what is happening in Wise and the surrounding counties as I adventure out. Thank you for visiting…

Tiny egg casings

Tiny egg casings

These are egg casings of some unknown critters. I’m trying to raise them to find out what they are.  Found on the LBJ National Grasslands. This is what an individual of one of the above egg casing looks like under the compound scope at 400X Update: 9-25-2020. I now believe these are Horse or Deer…