Down a different creek bed

Down a different creek bed

As we were driving back to the pavilion at the foundation, Melissa said she had never been down this way before. So of course, Jeanne and I said “we are game!” It was another limestone creek bed that drains to Leo Lake. Spiders are much smarter than you think The Early Bird Gets…the Truffle? Birds…

Dixon Water Foundation

Dixon Water Foundation

Today, I visited the Dixon Water Foundation which is located in Wise and Cooke counties. It is a wonderful place! The foundation’s mission is to “promotes healthy watersheds through sustainable land management to ensure that future generations have the water resources they need.” They run cattle and sheep. They host educational programs for students and…

41

41

Yikes, that was our high wind speed, 41 mph. So glad we did not get the 50 mph that NOAA forecast said might be possible! These Singing Lemurs Are the Only Other Mammal Species to Possess Rhythm Fourteen Ways That Spiders Use Their Silk Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

Wrong title yesterday!

Wrong title yesterday!

So yesterday’s post was “Windy, eh”. However, it is even windier today! So I should have saved the title for today. LOL. We did get a half inch overnight. Certainly nothing to complain about here. Our maximum wind speed was 30 mph. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more…

Windy, eh

Windy, eh

It was a pleasant wind today especially since this morning we did some outdoor work. For sure, I am ready for some rain tonight. However, I hope no one gets any of the severe storms tonight. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Where do you find the life?

Where do you find the life?

Today, I went with Jim to Keller. I had to wait in the car. So I decided to challenge myself. What could I find around the buildings and the parking lot? Moreover, would it be interesting. Here is what I found. BP to Build World’s First Solar-Powered Steel Mill, 750,000 Panels Strong Keep looking! The…

Whew!

Whew!

Certainly was much too warm for me today! Our high was 88 degrees! I am so glad it supposed to cool down again in few days. A chance of rain on overnight on Tuesday means my fingers will be crossed. Western monarch butterflies have been vanishing. This week, a sanctuary saw thousands return. Keep looking!…

Back on the barrens

Back on the barrens

After the magical time in the ravine, we head back to the barrens towards our cars. When People Carved Turnips Instead of Pumpkins for Halloween Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Magical

Magical

The ravines on the grasslands are magical. As a result, they draw us down into their depths. You just never know what a waits you around the next bend in a ravine! Finally if you did not catch this on PBS this week, I highly recommend watching it…My Garden of a Thousand Bees. Indeed the…

Gully

Gully

Gullies are always interesting places. The grasslands has quite a few of them. Many years ago, the Soil Conservation (now NRCS) constructed many ponds and terraces to stop the erosion. By the time the land was handed over to the Forest Service in the 1950’s, most of that was built. Still today, you can find…

Light jacket only

Light jacket only

October 19th was a lovely day to explore the grasslands! Indeed the temperature was perfect with only a light jacket needed. Our bird list was multiple flocks of Killdeer, cormorants, vultures, one red-tailed hawk, mockingbirds, a rattling Belted Kingfisher, Bluejay, and the best close up view of a Grasshopper Sparrow. Don’t Miss: Hunter’s, Blood Moon…

Closer look

Closer look

So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I brought home a couple of things to look at closer. Here they are! Even Colorado’s Largest Wildfire Was No Match For Beavers Researchers Need Volunteer ‘Walrus Detectives’ to Help Count the Animals in Satellite Images Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the…