Second Half

Second Half

This was the second half of the First Wednesday outing. Interesting how different things stuck out to me even though I had been there twice the week before with Briar. Some things I had missed the first two times. And that is why walking the same trail can always be interesting. It was a great…

Puhpowee

Puhpowee

A grand day for six hardy nature nerds that ventured out for a First Wednesday outing yesterday. I had warned the group that it would require ducking under limbs, climbing over logs, and pushing through some greenbriar. And the weather would be on the chilly side. And we did all that. ๐Ÿ™‚ That part of…

Winter Plants

Winter Plants

Darn, it was cloudy this morning. Certainly I have my fingers crossed for a clear morning tomorrow (Jan 4th). And here Jeanne shares her armadillo encounter. She told me it made her jump! Just watch, I would have too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Researchers Observe Wolves Hunting Sea Otters and Seals How Plant Diversity Boosts Farming Yields Keep…

Jiggity-Jog

Jiggity-Jog

It was time for Briar to go home again. Thanks Briar for sharing your park, the Ruby Grant Park! Thanks Claire for sharing your photos too. Meteor shower with potential fireballs to dazzle night sky on Jan 3-4 The Forgotten Hydrologist: How an Overlooked Study Over a Century Ago Helped Fuel the Colorado River Crisis…

Squeeze Under

Squeeze Under

Ahh, the new year, 2024. Definitely I have high hopes for new discoveries! But first I promised the white thing in yesterday’s post would be revealed. Squeeze under. You can do it! I was able to go over that time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Claire for letting us keep Briar for you! Rodent DNA Reveals a Centuries-Old…

The Third Outing

The Third Outing

Briar kinda, ok really likes going to the grasslands! But who doesn’t. ๐Ÿ™‚ This was Briar’s third outing while staying with us. Well, stay tuned. It will be revealed tomorrow. Happy New Year’s Eve! We thought weโ€™d find 200 species living in our house and yard. We were very wrong See Claire’s count in her…

Back again!

Back again!

Briar and I headed back to the same grasslands unit. I was out scouting for the upcoming hike on Wednesday. But certainly we both enjoyed our time exploring. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Quest for a Crocodile Dictionary Snuggling Up For Winter

Catch a Falling Moon

Catch a Falling Moon

“Naturally-formed bodies that orbit planets are called moons, or planetary satellites. The best-known planetary satellite is, of course, Earthโ€™s Moon. Since it was named before we learned about other planetary satellites, it is called simply โ€œthe Moon.โ€” Massive eagle nest spotted in West Texas amazes wildlife officials. โ€˜I mean gollyโ€™ How Many Moons Are in…

Dog Wonders About Human

Dog Wonders About Human

Briar and I only spent two and half hours out. And as per usual the dog goes further than the human. Dog: 3.05 miles; human: 1.6 miles. So I suspect that the dead armadillo might have been Briar’s best find of the outing. At least as far as I knew. LOL. Extremely Rare Rainbow Clouds…

Fern and Mosses

Fern and Mosses

Another sunny day but it wasn’t quite as warm as yesterday. So here we go with more of yesterday’s (Dec. 26th) outing with Briar! Kathy and Gary were out doing trail maintenance. “We were cutting a mesquite limb that was too low on our nature trail and it was spurting liquid like crazy.ย  By the…

The Day After

The Day After

What to do the day after the holiday? Well, of course go for a hike! Besides we have a granddog to entertain. ๐Ÿ™‚ So off to the grasslands Briar and I went this afternoon after it had warmed up a bit. It was pretty chilly here this morning, 25F. Briar and I were having a…

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

I hope all of you had a very happy Christmas day! Yesterday night we got 1.56″! What a lovely present for the holiday! After the rain was finished we had this friend visit before the human family arrived. It was all about great friends and family today. Now all is quiet again. I hope it…