Cat out of the Bag

Cat out of the Bag

The Clouded Sulphur emerged on January 21. Of course I was ready for it since the chrysalis changes colors as you saw in yesterday’s post. So with cat out of the bag, it was time to release it! Spring will be here before you know it. Of course today feels more like winter. We even…

Foster Home Update

Foster Home Update

So I am happy to report that I have released a critter from my shelf. Oh darn I must have bumped the camera so it was not quite in focus. Definitely have to try to come up with a better setup. Oasis in Parched Land Green energy is cheaper than fossil fuels, a new study…

Blue Bucket

Blue Bucket

A few more of our found things from Thursday. Some good and some not. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

Love a happy rock

Love a happy rock

Luckily we went to this unit on Thursday. The RX burn was at that unit the next day. A happy rock can always bring a smile to my face! Scientists Uncover Nearly 100 Dinosaur Nests in Fossilized Hatchery Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more…

Zombie cat

Zombie cat

What kinds of stuff can you find in an open field? Here are a couple of things we found on Thursday. In fact, it was a fine day out on the grasslands! The Night Sky Is Twice as Bright as It Was Only 8 Years Ago Armored dinos may have used tail clubs to bash…

Burn!

Burn!

The prescribed burns have started on the grasslands. So you may want to check before going. Today’s burn was on unit 31. Jeanne took this video a few days ago of a jumping spider with its prey, a stinkbug. Love nature in action! Thanks Jeanne! Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see…

Fairy Spuds

Fairy Spuds

We have had some nice spring-like weather recently, but without the rain. Of course, you can barely count the sprinkles this morning. However, plants are starting their rosettes despite the lack of water. Some plants will like it and others not so much. Indeed, watch for these beauties now. And think of the fairies feasting!…

Pods

Pods

The word pod has several definitions. A group of people who have limited contact with other people outside their pod, you remember the pandemic right… A seed container that grows on some plants, for example legumes An insect egg case (never heard of that one before) A number of animals clustered together And there are…

The rest

The rest

So most of Friday’s drive-about was in the car. Furthermore, most of time outside the car was at the NCTC campus looking at the Cymopterus. The rest of the things found at the campus and on the roads in Cooke County follow. Indeed it was a nice day for a drive! Scientists Have Discovered a…

First Flower of the Winter

First Flower of the Winter

Yesterday, was a good day for Jeanne and I to go check on the first flower of the winter. Ok, it might not be the first flower that has bloomed. But certainly is the first special Shirley flower of a new year. National Parks Are the Backbone of Conservation – Here How To Make Them…

Artifacts of the old zoo

Artifacts of the old zoo

Jeanne did a great job sharing with us the Old Zoo Nature Trail. Thanks so much for whetting our appetite to take a walk on the wild side. And here are a few more from Jeanne. What a wonderful photo tour of the Old Zoo Nature Trail! A big thank you to the volunteers that…