My brother’s place

My brother’s place

My brother and family live on five acres in the Chicuahuan Desert. His place abuts a fifty thousand acres ranch. Just how cool is that! On our last full day, we spend the day at his house exploring. And he took us in his ATV up to the top of a nearby hill as well….

Lucky feather

Lucky feather

Yesterday, I went on a lovely little drive-about in the southwest Montague County. Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.

Fork

Fork

The last part of the journey in Cooke County follows. It was a great day. Our next stop was at a creek that feeds into the Red River. And then we ended our journey looking out over the Red River. I always hope I will see a Bald Eagle cruising by, but not this time….

Unseen critters

Unseen critters

Evident of several critters were seen on the Aug.3th outing. The first one was the Smaller Sand Cricket (Ellipes minuta). It can be found along creeks edges with sandstone. However the actual cricket is hard to find. Perfectly preserved cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia is 28,000 years old. Even its whiskers are intact….

National Pollinator Week

National Pollinator Week

It has come to my attention that it is National Pollinator Week, June 21-27th. Of course every day, we should be trying to care for our pollinators, but this week is a week to celebrate the pollinators in our lives. The future of our planet depends on the biodiversity! Only about two drops of rain…

Rainbow

Rainbow

The sky was all blue except for a wisp of a cloud on the horizon and I thought rainbow. What is this crazy woman thinking. Well it is Pride Month, so I thought I would celebrate that by finding the six colors in nature! Diversity is what makes our planet so wonderful! A Proclamation on…

Barn Swallows

Barn Swallows

This morning one of the babies was on the concrete under the casaport. I watched the parents pay close attention to it and its siblings. I tried to put it back in the nest with its siblings, but it did not work out. I had expected them to just hunker down. They did not and…

Nestlings

Nestlings

It has been a long time since we had Barn Swallows nesting here. The parents built their nest over last year’s Phoebe nest. Nestlings were starting to peek over the edge too. We were so pleased that they decided to come this year! Keep looking!

The Bs

The Bs

Today it is all about the “B”s! Birds, bugs and The Betrothed. I believe summer is here with all its mosquitoes! Keep looking!

I finally found one!

I finally found one!

What did I find you are asking. I have been hoping to find a nest of a Dickcissel for years and yesterday was my day! I had hope to see their blue eggs, but finding the nestlings is pretty neato too! Gracie and I were starting out on the afternoon walk when I heard the…

Right where we left it in March

Right where we left it in March

More good stuff!  And lots of sunshine today. High temperature today was 80 degrees for us. We got a nice amount rain from yesterday’s storm…1.30″ Indian Blanket with a tiny beetle! Southern Purple Mint moth (Pyrausta laticlavia)! Snake Herb (Dyschoriste linearis) has an awesome throat! Texas Bindweed (Convolvulus equitans) has several colors from white to white…

All critters welcome

All critters welcome

We have gotten .39″ since yesterday. It was a nice rainy day eh! And I can’t believe I still need my knitted chicken hat! Thanks Claire! I wondered if this might be a tarantula burrow? It was fairly big. Let me know what you think. The Bewick’s Wren family is growing! A top view of…