Onion Breath?

Onion Breath?

Back in the open prairie! And once it warmed up a bit the insects started to stir. The Genetic Blueprint of Flight: New Research Reveals How Mammals Evolved To Glide Bird migration forecast maps Sign up here for Local bird migration alerts and turn off your lights! Besides birds, the insects will appreciate lights out…

Dangerous Brushpile

Dangerous Brushpile

When we arrived the park host came over to check us in. She gave the low down on the rules. Plus a bit about the park and the cemetery. Additionally she also told us to watch out for the dangerous brush pile near the cemetery. Oh we still didn’t seen the snakes or the foxes…

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

We got 0.41 inches of rain yesterday. And I am grateful. However I have heard those of you south of our location got more. Lucky you! It was a mostly cloudy day here with just a short window of less cloudy weather around the time I took my noonish walk. Actually the sun came out…

How Many Shots

How Many Shots

Thank goodness for digital cameras! I would not be able to afford the processing of a film camera with all the shots I take. So of course thank goodness for the digital cameras so we can document so much! How Much Will New Fossil Fuel Projects Harm Polar Bears? We Can Now Calculate It A…

Pushing by

Pushing by

What to do on another hot day? Well, short walks of course. 🙂 Bigger, earlier and itchier: Why poison ivy loves climate change What sounds did sabertooths make? Scientists investigate Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know

Bees and Hold Your Breath

Bees and Hold Your Breath

Going out to explore nature leads to all kinds of new observations. And of course I learn new things about our fellow creatures! However my plan for the day was to observe a colony of Chimney Bees (Emphorini) that I had located last year. I took my time getting close to the colony. I was…

Snack Time

Snack Time

I took my walk before lunch and stayed out longer than I thought I would. I was in our field so there was no worries about getting too hungry. 😉 Snacks are always close at hand. Selecting Plants for Pollinators by Ecoregion Research Reveals The Creepy Way Greedy Gulls Decide What to Eat Keep looking!…

Jackpot

Jackpot

It was cloudy the day we went out. But that didn’t matter much since we in understory. Cloudy days however do make it harder to keep oriented in the right direction. Leaving grass to grow is easier, looks good, and supports pollinators A Scientist Says He’s Solved the Bermuda Triangle, Just Like That Keep looking!…