The goal

The goal

My goal yesterday at the grasslands was to find Butler’s Quillwort (Isoetes butleri). I was not successful. Sometimes no data is good data. Now I know that it is the wrong time of year. All herbaria collections for this plant were taken in the spring. So this means another look in the spring (oh darn)…

I know this scientist!

I know this scientist!

Paula Cimprich (I know her) and Andy Boyce wrote this “GPS Tracking Technology Allows Scientists to Fly With Curlews on Their Epic Migrations“. It is some exciting research! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Up top again

Up top again

We had been out about an hour and half at this point. Not wanting to push it for Gracie, we started back towards the car. So back up top to the prairie we went. Paleontologists Find Ancient Tardigrade in Dominican Amber Prairies of the Sea New Zealand’s Bird of the Year Is… a Bat Keep…

Sssssss

Sssssss

After seeing that Gracie was doing just fine, we headed into the drainage ditch. Hungry Caterpillars Can Alter Carbon Emissions on a Huge Scale Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Rattles in the sky

Rattles in the sky

What a drizzly cold day! So glad I took Gracie to the grasslands yesterday. In fact, after the morning walk this morning, all I could think about was how good a gooey cinnamon bun would be. I did not get one ;-( I settled for potato and leek soup for supper. “Genetic Goldmine” Uncovered for…

A Gracie Day

A Gracie Day

It has been a while since I have taken Gracie to the grasslands. The weather was right! This was a test run for Gracie. So we only stayed out two hours. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Perfect

Perfect

The Native Prairie Association of Texas (NPAT) Prairie Seekers (PS) had the perfect weather yesterday! After the multiple days of high winds, the group was so lucky to have such a beautiful day to learn about the prairie at the Dixon Water Foundation. How Tainted Treats Led to a Halloween Tragedy in 1858 Keep looking!…

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.