A Mystery

A Mystery

Who doesn’t like a good mystery? I do and that was what I worked on yesterday and today. And tho I spent most of the morning inside, of course I had to take my walks. The eyes and the mind do need a rest. It was fun to watch the water magnify it and stand…

Over 20

Over 20

Yes I am over the age of twenty. LOL. However more important to me was that we are now over twenty inches of rain for 2024! Exact amount at this moment in time (6:42pm) is 20.02″. And everything is looking so good! Well, the plants. 😉 Is it hard for hummingbirds to hover in the…

Not a Bluebird

Not a Bluebird

Scouting ahead of an upcoming field trip, Jeanne and I met up at the Thomsen Foundation. Jeanne had nest boxes to check as well. Wonderful sights to behold at the Thomsen Foundation! Up, Up and Not OK: Letting Go of Balloons Could Soon Be Illegal in Florida Vanishing Pollinators: Unraveling the Decline of Bees and…

Oh My, Jaw-dropping!

Oh My, Jaw-dropping!

It was incredible on the prairies in Cooke County today! Every year I try to make it up to these prairies. Furthermore every year I am so gratefully to the the land stewards that care for these prairies! Thank you!!! More from the Cooke County’s incredible prairies tomorrow! U.S. wildfire season outlook suggests a slow…

Two Ladies

Two Ladies

Another guest photo, this time from Suzanne! Found a mandible in the travertin floor at my parents house Nature’s Architects: Researchers Discover the Secret of How Termites Build Their Giant Nests Amazingly, Some Bumblebees Can Survive Underwater For a Week Spring 2024 Plant Sales Keep looking! The more you know, the more you see and…

Blending

Blending

A wonderful start to the day! Are women in research being led up the garden path? Scientists Discover Hundreds of Unique Species in Africa’s Newest Ecoregion This Freaky Worm Has ‘Outstanding Vision’, And Scientists Don’t Know Why 7,200 Years Ago: How Neolithic Shepherds Navigated the Complexities of Early Agriculture Spring 2024 Plant Sales Keep looking!…

Only Time Would Tell!

Only Time Would Tell!

April 8, 2024 had arrived! And it was not a certainty that we would be witnessing the magical moment of the 2024 totality. In fact only time would tell. WOW, WOW, and WOW! We never saw the shadow bands on the white poster board. Neither did we notice a change in the red and green…

Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny

Did the Easter Bunny come to your house? Maybe you got an Easter basket filled with eggs. And while I checked the box, mama got quite upset with me. Indeed, we have a nice assortment of Easter eggs; blue, speckled, and green! And the bunny too! This Common Backyard Insect Is Helping Scientists Develop Invisibility…

RX Burn

RX Burn

Oh goodness, might of or should have worn my long johns on this morning walk. It was not freezing at 34, but with the wind it felt a bit cold. Now back to yesterday’s warm outing. In fact the Bobwhite, forbs, and grasses all benefit from a RX burn. Benefits include reduces hazardous fuels, protecting…

A Cute Wren

A Cute Wren

As per our usual we took our early morning walk. Today after the early morning walk, I headed over to the grasslands with Jeanne. So yep photos to label. And tomorrow grasslands photos! One of The World’s Most Mysterious Whales Shows Signs of Holding Traditions Ill-judged tree planting in Africa threatens ecosystems, scientists warn Thanks…